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Developer Switches Paid Android App to Free Citing Rampant Piracy

hypnosec (2231454) writes | about 2 years ago

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hypnosec (2231454) writes "Android based devices are being activated at the rate of million a day and users are downloading apps and games at a rate never seen before. Despite these promising stats, developers of Android based games and apps are not really keen on porting games and apps that have been successful on iOS to Android. Why? Rampant piracy on Android! Madfinger Games has joined the long list of developers who have recently turned their paid Android based game, Dead Trigger, to a free one. Originally priced at $0.99 on Play Store, the first person shooter game is now available for free. The iOS version of the game still costs $0.99 and hasn’t been made free. The reason developer cites for this move is the amount of piracy on Android platform. On its Facebook page, Madfinger Games said, “The main reason: piracy rate on Android devices, that was unbelievably high.”"
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