Stealing games to make money


An easy way to make money with Android: steal a game, change the AndroidManifest file, and upload it back. That’s what a certain Adam Gates has been doing with our games. Check yours.

Any idea on how to protect against that ? Is there a way to check the admob key from inside th app ?

  1. #1 by rac2030 on September 14, 2010 - 8:56 AM

    You can read the manifest properties from inside the app or integrate the admob handling programatically (not trough the xml)

  2. #2 by nowisgame on September 19, 2010 - 2:47 PM

    No use, Adam Gates even modified my code inside the class files.

  3. #3 by Nate on October 23, 2010 - 7:42 PM

    He’s low… He stole my game, Pineapple Farm, and did the same thing. I sent a DMCA notice to Google. We’ll see if they do anything about it.

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