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iPhone: app-cracking ... justified ?

12-03-2008, 12:33 PM
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app-cracking ... justified ?

WOW !

I didn't realize that companies can bait-and-switch paying customers by making their apps ad-supported after they have already been paid for (read thread below).

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showth...?threadid=1674


Is the app business a free-for-all in which both customers and developers can screw each other over?

Apple obviously doesn't care or there would have been regulations to stop this kind of shady business.

They allow developers to earn money for BOTH the original price of the app AND advertising revenue!

Are cracked apps justified?

Your thoughts, please!

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12-03-2008, 12:41 PM
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Of course not.

Nowadays, with the global and freedom feeling that internet brings to all our spirits the only thing that companies should do is to make their applications available for ALL countries unless the law forbids for some reason (which is really rare).

Restrain access is an act against freedom. The business model has changed a long time ago and they HAVE TO change as well.

Man! I think I'm completely out of the topic... Sorry.

12-03-2008, 12:44 PM
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Not justified at all. One in a million apps this happens. And if you tell Apple they will probably give you a refund.

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12-03-2008, 12:46 PM
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App cracking is not justified. There's been a few threads recently surrounding cracked-ups. And as indicated in those threads, people will crack apps if so they choose and nothing anyone will say will change their minds, but this is one more reason for them to "justify" it.
If the developer is shadey, then simply we as consumers need to be aware and not purchase anything from them. ANYTHING. Why even get a cracked app of their game?

The thread you indicated is a good starting point to blacklist those developers and no-one should get their apps, legit or cracked.
12-03-2008, 01:00 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Charley View Post
App cracking is not justified. There's been a few threads recently surrounding cracked-ups. And as indicated in those threads, people will crack apps if so they choose and nothing anyone will say will change their minds, but this is one more reason for them to "justify" it.
If the developer is shadey, then simply we as consumers need to be aware and not purchase anything from them. ANYTHING. Why even get a cracked app of their game?

The thread you indicated is a good starting point to blacklist those developers and no-one should get their apps, legit or cracked.
definitely

i think a pinned thread of a list of shadys devs would be really nice

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12-03-2008, 01:15 PM
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Hope these devs burn in hell.
12-03-2008, 02:05 PM
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If this is the case, couldn't they just remotely disable apps or make them not work?
12-03-2008, 02:24 PM
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To be frank, loads of purchased products still have advertising.
- SKY TV - Adverts? Check
- LAST TWO JAMES BOND FILMS - Constant references to FORD/WATCHES/SONY PRODUCTS? Check
- MOST EA GAMES - Blatant advertising hoardings in the background? Check
- PAY 40quid TO WATCH MAN UTD/CHELSEA - Sponsorship and advertising everywhere? Check.

So - does this mean you go out and nick the DVDs/Clone the Sky box/Download the video games? Nope - if you don't like the blatant advertising on that product - just don't buy it! And as suggested - just black-list the constant offenders.
12-03-2008, 02:38 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by applesauce25r624 View Post
Is the app business a free-for-all in which both customers and developers can screw each other over?
Two wrongs don't make a right.
12-03-2008, 02:43 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LOFTUS KING View Post
Nope - if you don't like the blatant advertising on that product - just don't buy it!
Don't you think it's a bit difficult to follow your advice when you pay for an ad-free product, but the developer later "upgrades" the app to an ad-supported version?

--Eric