Protect the code of the app?


#1

Hello, I have an app on google already uploaded. A friend told me that the app isn’t secure, that ‘‘the code of the app is open’’, and he managed to download it without paying on google…

Anyone knows about this?


#2

You mean he didn’t payed for in app purchase in the app.

Jerin Jacob


#3

I think that this means that you published the files for a paid app you made for free, likely via an AIA (App Inventor App) file.


#4

are you talking about a paid app or are you using In App Purchase?
why don’t you ask your friend what exactly he did and what exactly he is talking about?

btw.


Taifun


#5

No, it’s not In App purchase. It’s a paid app in google. He said he downloaded it for free because ‘‘the code was open’’


#6

'Cause he’s not a friend anymore, he was with me in this but choose to sell my app :smiley: it’s a paid app, not in app purchase


#7

Humm, yes, I made my first app in App Inventor, downloaded the APK and uploaded to Google Play with a price.

Thought that was Ok? So, you are telling me that making apps in free platforms isn’t safe?


#8

Well, you shouldn’t release the APK or AIA for a paid app. Did you release the APK and/or the AIA?


#9

Release? No, only in Google, i didn’t publish my app in other sites… So there is a way to upload your app in Google without an apk/aia file?


#10

No, there isn’t. I’m sorry.


#11

Then I think I don’t know what you mean… I only know that I uploaded my app in Google, put a price, then my friend managed to download it


#12

This might be a security flaw with Google Play. Also, when I say “release”, I mean publish or put online (like putting it on a forum). Does this solve your problem? Also, somebody might have bought your app and then distributed the APK for free.


#13

yes, that was ok, this is as much as you can do
note: App Inventor apps up to now can’t be protected using App Licensing
https://developer.android.com/google/play/licensing/index.html

Taifun
PS: sorry, I do not offer hacking tips here…


#14

No, this don’t solve it but I think, like Taifun said, this is hacking problems. I wish this don’t happen again to anyone. I didn’t publish my app online or anything, just google play.


#15

This might be hacking. As I said, it’s probably a security issue with Google Play and it is most likely not your fault that this is happening. Also, I think I know of a way to get paid apps for free. Your friend might know it too.