When a walled garden is good

Developers bemoan rampant and costly Android app piracy; iPhone developers unaffected
[Via MacDailyNews]

“Google recently announced new measures to help developers fight piracy of Android applications,” Jay Yarow reports for The Business Insider.


One developer said that US piracy of his game was 43% and in Asia it was 97%. It is a lot easier to steal from the Android App Store than from the iTunes one. Developers will recognize this and may find it to be a better use for their time.

As one of the commenters – Deus Ex Technica – suggests, the iTune App store does a better job providing products and services for its three main stakeholders : consumers, developers and shareholders.