Linked by henderson101 on Tue 24th Jul 2012 23:42 UTC
Google "I read earlier this week about a developer who made their Android version free after the $1 game was extensively pirated. Stories like this come as no surprise, but the industry press rarely deals with the core problem - and nor does Google. [...] Whilst the aforementioned story about the Android game didn't surprise me, it did horrify me. Android is designed to be difficult to make money from, and the core issue is that it's open - with the corrosive mentality that surrounds such openness."
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Gifting
by Chrispynutt on Wed 25th Jul 2012 11:59 UTC
Chrispynutt
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2012-03-14

Amongst the options to pay I think gifting would be a great one.

If you were really really into a funky new app and you wanted to gift to a friend this would be a great wee way to generate extra revenue.

One thing that holds me back is that I am not convinced that my 2.5 year old Acer Liquid with it's 256mb ram will run anything.

A better Play Store in general needs to be designed. Seriously that design would just work with thousand apps not a million.

I use the web version more often than not and usually via site reviews.

Google needs a blog reading app with good Play integration, or something that breaks out of the tired List and Catalog design.

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