Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

27

I bought an Anchor tabled last week , and using my Google account, was able to download the application I bought on my Samsung Galaxy S phone, without any problems. So I think, from my experience, you can download the same software again, as long as it's coupled with the same Google account.


25

There is a feature request on Android's bug tracker for this. If you're intent on seeing this feature, click on the .


19

If the developer keeps releasing updates to the app as the same packagename and you already purchased the application previously, then should receive updates for the application for free. E.g. if you went and purchased my app then you should get updates so long as I keep updating this specific packagename of the app: net.mandaria.cardashboardpro However, I ...


18

In addition to Martyn's answer on encryption. This might be a bit on the developer side, however, Google offers Application Licensing: With Google Play Licensing, your application can query Google Play at run time to obtain the licensing status for the current user, then allow or disallow further use as appropriate.


17

You're correct that app piracy in Android is a problem, and it's a reason a lot of app developers have gone for a more in app purchase model, rather than selling their apps on the play market. You're also correct in your method - ripping an APK file off a rooted phone is trivial. Google have recognised this and responded by added App Encryption which will ...


11

Update: Google Play Gift Cards are now widely available in many countries. Thanks to @Chahk for reminding me to update. Amazon has released their own Android Appstore which allow you to send Amazon gift cards that are redeemable for Android Apps. This requires a few extra steps, but should let you gift what you want to until this function gets added to the ...


11

Requirements a google checkout account with valid credit card (this has no country limitations) pre-paid SIM card from supported country (for me pre-paid Three UK SIM worked just fine) Steps for purchasing insert the pre-paid SIM enter google account that is associated with google checkout (account will be asked because of SIM change) connect over ...


11

According to the Google Play Business and Program Policies, you may re-install any app you have purchased, unlimited. (also if the app has been updated since you bought it). Based on my experience it works like that indeed: I have updated and re-installed paid apps without any issue. Please note that the re-install/update also works on any other android ...


11

There is no limit. From Google Support: Downloading previously purchased & downloaded apps When you download a paid or free app on Google Play, the app is connected to your Google Account, meaning that you get several benefits: If you get a new device, remove an app to free up space, or reset your device, you can reinstall the app ...


10

On your phone open the Android Market app, press Menu, then select Help, then choose Troubleshooting (under Users), you should now see the "Retrieving previously purchased apps" headline. This says: Your application purchases are tied to your Google Account and can be installed an unlimited number of times on any device. ... If you change ...


9

(1) Check out Legacy Play Store. You can get the list on UNINSTALLED PAID apps. INSTALLED list includes both PAID and UNPAID. If you decide to install it, you may need to: use Root Explorer (I had troubles with Astro and File Expert) copy the apk to /system/app chmod the apk to 644 NOTE: It works on my Samsung Galaxy S2, running CyanogenMod9. EDIT: ...


9

Your application purchases are tied to your Google Account and can be installed an unlimited amount of times on any device http://market.android.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=113410


9

Procedure for most Android phones is: Open the "Market" application, click your phone's Menu button, click "Downloads" or "My Downloads", click name of App that you previously purchased, click Install button. Note: If you've also changed the Google Account associated with the phone, then you'll lose the ability to install apps purchased under the old ...


8

The norm definitely seems to be for developers to update their app and those who have already paid for it will also receive the update. However, this is definitely not enforced in any way, shape, or form. Unless you have a contract stating otherwise (and you ensure it's enforced), you only get what you pay for (the current version of the app) and that's ...


7

The best you can really do currently is to buy them from the Market (web or app) and then just cancel the download/installation when it starts on your device. This only works with apps your device supports, though. Purchasing unsupported apps was the topic of this related question.


7

To answer your question 'Are there any alternatives to get the mighty eagle back?' Unfortunately not. It's up to app developers to support redownloading of in app content, and it certainly seems that you have found a bug. Get in contact with Rovio at http://www.rovio.com/en/about-us/contact or contact@rovio.com and explain your issue - they will be able ...


6

Answer is in their FAQ: The free version is advertisement supported while the premium version is not. Both the free and premium versions have the same set of features at this point except the premium version will get faster updates.


6

For rooted phones: There is an app called Market Enabler that allows you to fake which country and carrier you're on when you're browsing the market so that you can easily browse markets from other countries or carriers. using this you should be able to connect to other European markets (I don't know which country you're in but many European markets such as ...


6

When you download an app (whether free or paid) it is tied to your Google account so you can get all updates for this app as long as the developer is maintaining it. Every app has a package name. This can be something like com.touchtype.swiftkey This is the package name for SwiftKey. If you buy it*, the app is tied to your Google account. You can ...


5

I think you'd need to have a credit card that has a billing address in the US (or other supported country). In Europe apps can be bought by users in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and Switzerland. Hopefully the number of supported countries will be increased when Google announces its apparently imminent Market improvements. ...


5

Neither Google Android Market nor the Amazon Appstore support Paypal. SlideMe.org is an alternative market which does support Paypal payments. It's not a mirror, so you won't find as many apps as you would in the official Google Market.


5

With the recent legal bickering between eBay and Google, I'd say that the Android Market starting to accept PayPal (owned by eBay) is highly unlikely any time soon: http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Latest-News-Wires/2011/0528/EBay-sues-Google-over-stolen-secrets-poached-employees There are other alternative markets like SlideMe that I believe do offer ...


5

Once bought, always yours. New device, factory-reset, does not matter -- as long as your account stays the same. Paid apps are bound to the Google-Account you've purchased them with. To give some proof: I use several apps I bought once on 3 devices simultaneously. I never was asked to pay again when installing them on the next device. Provided I used the ...


4

After flashing CyanogenMod 6.2.1 to my phone I visited Play Store and logged in and it showed all of my apps still "installed" on my phone before the flash (I didn't use any app backup software). I clicked on each of my apps and clicked the install button and they all came over to my phone properly, including the few paid apps I have. This leads me to ...


4

The only way I've found to do this is to edit the XML file that stores the name directly. It should be at /data/data/org.adwfreak.launcher/shared_prefs/APP_CATALOG_Index.xml: # cd /data/data/org.adwfreak.launcher/shared_prefs cd /data/data/org.adwfreak.launcher/shared_prefs # ls ls APP_CATALOG_1.xml APP_CATALOG_Index.xml adw_ex_preferences.xml # ...


4

If you want this list on browser then you can go for the Greasemonkey Artem script which can show your paid and free apps in different lists. Check out full detail and installation guide here Greasemonkey Artem script


4

The reason the OP cannot see an app due to a message not available in your country is down to the very simple check on the SIM card. Each SIM card has a carrier identification, and country code identification. When Android powers up, the Radio Interface Layer (RIL) obtains the carrier and network information in which the baseband receives over the air, here ...


3

From http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/mobile/android/market-policies.html , Product Removals: From time to time, Google may discover a Product on the Market that violates the Android Market Developer Distribution Agreement or other legal agreements, laws, regulations or policies. In such an instance, Google retains the right to remove those ...


3

Don't save your credit card info. (Edit: Just tried, you can't enter info without it being saved. Ugh.) You can set up a PIN in the Market but that's easily worked around by clearing the data. Google Wallet (Checkout) doesn't appear to have any security settings beyond needing to log in, though obviously saved credentials work on Android. I think then ...


3

There is no official support for Paypal in the android market, and seeing how Google and Paypal now seem to be competing a bit, I doubt there ever will be. But, if you want to use Paypal, you may be able to sign up for the Paypal Debit card and link that to your Google Checkout account. Then you will be using Paypal to make your purchases, and you can earn ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible