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I've been cracked

1337Skittles1337Skittles Posts: 157Registered Users @ @
wat do

I've found that my one app that makes 99% of my income has been cracked and it gives me extreme rage to think people are downloading it for free. I plan on reporting the links to the file hosting companies to remove the file from their servers. Anyone had any luck doing this?

Filedude is one place and they require that all copyright claims be faxed to some number. I'm going to give it a go, but it just seems like I'm wasting my time "faxing" something.
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  • noobAppDevelopernoobAppDeveloper Posts: 243Registered Users
    edited December 2011
    You should be pleased that someone considered your app worthwhile enough to crack. In our case, the actual cracking brought in a larger user base and actually boosted our rankings.
    wat do

    I've found that my one app that makes 99% of my income has been cracked and it gives me extreme rage to think people are downloading it for free. I plan on reporting the links to the file hosting companies to remove the file from their servers. Anyone had any luck doing this?

    Filedude is one place and they require that all copyright claims be faxed to some number. I'm going to give it a go, but it just seems like I'm wasting my time "faxing" something.
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  • 1337Skittles1337Skittles Posts: 157Registered Users @ @
    edited December 2011
    You should be pleased that someone considered your app worthwhile enough to crack. In our case, the actual cracking brought in a larger user base and actually boosted our rankings.

    Yea I thought about that. I am kinda glad someone took the time to crack it. Makes me feel special. Just not the whole sharing/downloading for free part. How exactly do you know it boosted sales?
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  • chaseactonchaseacton United StatesPosts: 550New Users @ @ @
    edited December 2011
    I used to be worried about this when my first app was cracked. The truth is that less than 6% of devices are jailbroken. Yeah, you might lose a few "sales", but most of these people would have never bought the app in the first place.

    If you are really still concerned, look into Anti-Crack: Cocoanetics | AntiCrack
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  • 1337Skittles1337Skittles Posts: 157Registered Users @ @
    edited December 2011
    chaseacton wrote: »
    I used to be worried about this when my first app was cracked. The truth is that less than 6% of devices are jailbroken. Yeah, you might lose a few "sales", but most of these people would have never bought the app in the first place.

    If you are really still concerned, look into Anti-Crack: Cocoanetics | AntiCrack

    Aight man, thanks for that link. I might look into something that can "detect" if the app is pirated and then if it is, then make it to where a bunch of kittens flood the screen or something random like that.
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  • dredre Posts: 1,323Registered Users @ @ @ @
    edited December 2011
    Aight man, thanks for that link. I might look into something that can "detect" if the app is pirated and then if it is, then make it to where a bunch of kittens flood the screen or something random like that.

    Throw some ads, you might make some money off the cracker..
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  • 1337Skittles1337Skittles Posts: 157Registered Users @ @
    edited December 2011
    dre wrote: »
    Throw some ads, you might make some money off the cracker..

    No dice, jailbroken devices do not receive iAds.
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  • dredre Posts: 1,323Registered Users @ @ @ @
    edited December 2011
    No dice, jailbroken devices do not receive iAds.

    They do. Plus iAd isn't the only ad platform out there.
    <a href="http://apps4ever.com/gamepack/" target="_blank">Game Pack</a> - All-in-1 Game Pack<br />
    <a href="http://apps4ever.com/shinro/" target="_blank">Shinro</a> - A combination of Minesweeper and Sudoku<br />
    <a href="http://apps4ever.com/nibbles/" t
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  • 7twenty77twenty7 Posts: 1,013Registered Users @ @ @ @
    edited December 2011
    Aight man, thanks for that link. I might look into something that can "detect" if the app is pirated and then if it is, then make it to where a bunch of kittens flood the screen or something random like that.

    Honestly, the time you are devoting to fighting this type of thing is far better spent on either improving your apps or creating new ones.

    As somebody else said, the small percentage of people that are actually downloading your app free of charge probably wouldn't have bought it anyway.
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  • SpeedSpeed Posts: 615Registered Users
    edited December 2011
    In reality, users that pirate your application probably wouldn't have purchased it anyways. It's a sad fact, but one that I've personally come to accept.
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  • dagamer34dagamer34 Posts: 236Registered Users
    edited December 2011
    Forget Filedude, they do jack **** with DMCA requests. However, media fire, file sonic, and file ape will comply with DMCA requests.

    Granted, I know that there are some people that would never buy my app and thus it shouldn't be considered a "lost sale", however that doesn't mean I should sit idly by and still allow them to benefit from pirating it.
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  • akozlikakozlik Posts: 3New Users
    edited December 2011
    Do you spend money on server administration as a backend for your app? If not, I wouldn't worry about cracking much.

    Besides, if big players like Adobe can't keep their software from being cracked, there's probably nothing you can do about it either. Crackers gonna crack.
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