I mean nothing, I care about nothing. If you don't agree to publish your public address and the name of your nephews, you don't have to sell thru Google's app store. Who cares ?So you mean that someone will bother sending a letter for a $1-2 app? Last I checked a post stamp was $0.46 ($0.49 soon)... What's wrong with just sending the developer an email? When did that become old fashioned?
Probably no one where you're coming from... I guess privacy and freedom is not something appreciated by everyone.I mean nothing, I care about nothing. If you don't agree to publish your public address and the name of your nephews, you don't have to sell thru Google's app store. Who cares ?
Play Google has almost achieved, thanks to its capacity, the total monopoly of sales of Android apps (there are also laws against monopolies, but that's another story), then sell through Google is almost a "must"... UNFORTUNATELY !I mean nothing, I care about nothing. If you don't agree to publish your public address and the name of your nephews, you don't have to sell thru Google's app store. Who cares ?
Sorry. What did I on this forum ?If you are so happy about developers addresses being exposed, why did you limit the people that can view your profile on this forum? Hypocrisy at its best ;-)
Some paranoia goin on around here.
Oh screw it. I'll just get it over with:
1599 N Norma St. #31
Ridgecrest, Ca 93555
Come on over. We'll have a few beers. Talk shop. It will be a blast.
Guees I'll have to start locking my door now.
Actually it is my address. My mother in-laws address is ...Also, I bet that is the address of... your mother-in-law
Fred, I have no personal issue with my address being on there, it doesn't matter to me because I have posted it on Bing and Google as a business location. I am concerned that this will be an issue for some developers living in other countries. Let me put it this way, not every developer is living in California or France and not every user is a good old boy from Texas or London... Will users judge an app based on where the developer is coming from? Bad ratings? Boycotting? What happens if a developer makes some controversial app? Will they be getting threats in the mail?I don't think there's a need to start a war on this forum because of a Google's decision (which is probably a judge decision; there are so many court proceedings against Google). LemonIsDead is a professional independent developper and I perfectly understand that she wants to see the other developpers play the game with the same rules. In France, a professional developper has to communicate publicly some informations on his/her web page: name, address, phone number, registration number. On the Play Store, unless that a french judge decides in a different manner, we are considered as professionals (it's a shop where we sell our products) and, logically, we should obey the same rules that prevail outside the Play Store. The LemonIsDead's point is perfectly valid. But we can disagree with it. Some eBay sellers are considered as professionals, some others are not. For french judges, it depends whether the sales are occasional or a regular source of income, whatever may be the earned amount. I think that we should be considered the same way on the Play Store. There are other points to defend, but in the end, I don't think that Google will apply stricly its new policy. If you put your city and country, that should be enough. Everyone will be happy and your privacy won't be in danger (don't forget that you can give many clues about your home address on Facebook and other forums through pictures, comments, blogs...).
I completely agree. I don't think that people see an app written by a french, a russian, an iranian or a chinese with the same look depending on where they live and what they think of the rest of the world.I am concerned that this will be an issue for some developers living in other countries.
I agree... Unfortunately some of those trash apps have lots of downloads and lots of high ratings (don't know why) and Google ranks them well because of that. They usually have:What annoys me most is that the real consumer protection is less to reveal the details on the developer location than to remove from the Play Store all these softwares of dubious quality whose sole purpose is to display advertisements or steal information (look at the permissions asked by most applications just turning the camera flash on). There are no such junk in the Apple and Amazon stores.