1. GamerHaste's Avatar
    Alright so I just got a galaxy S5 after having an iPhone my whole life and I have almost nothing purchased or downloaded. I have a lot of music and games on my old phone from Gift cards and such, but my s5 is feeling a bit empty. Is there any trustworthy site I can go to and download apk's or something? I've tried this before and everything looks sketchy.
    07-12-2014 09:54 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    We discourage downloading apk files from filesharing sites. It's a good way to get malware, and many of those apks are pirated.
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    07-13-2014 01:48 AM
  3. Adrian Aghaie's Avatar
    As a phone game/app developer, it kind of hurts that you would like to pirate games.
    Kind of low. Looks like I need to start implementing software that bricks people's phone when they download illegal files.
    You're taking away money from developers, I hope you know that, when you download apk files or do file sharing. Music is another matter, the artist hardly gets any money from online downloads anyways which is a shame.

    I've seen a few of my apps on file sharing services and when it takes me and two of my friends months to make an app, it kind of hurts us.
    It's low...real low.

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    08-02-2014 06:13 PM
  4. Adrian Aghaie's Avatar
    Okay, my comment about musicians seems like a double standard, so let's omit that from my last post. It's shallow regardless.

    Buy your content, don't steal it.

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    08-02-2014 06:15 PM
  5. Aquila's Avatar
    https://play.google.com/store

    Some people like Amazon's site too.

    Nexus through spacetime. Android Central Moderator.
    08-02-2014 06:56 PM
  6. Ramer84015's Avatar
    As a phone game/app developer, it kind of hurts that you would like to pirate games.
    Kind of low. Looks like I need to start implementing software that bricks people's phone when they download illegal files.
    You're taking away money from developers, I hope you know that, when you download apk files or do file sharing. Music is another matter, the artist hardly gets any money from online downloads anyways which is a shame.

    I've seen a few of my apps on file sharing services and when it takes me and two of my friends months to make an app, it kind of hurts us.
    It's low...real low.

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    While I agree with the issue of piracy and the need to support developers, this comment "Looks like I need to start implementing software that bricks people's phone when they download illegal files" really bothers me. Do you have any apps in the Playstore, and if so, are they under your name? I want to make sure I steer clear of them. The fact you would even think about intentionally bricking someone's phone is about the most ridiculous statement from a "developer".
    08-03-2014 09:55 AM
  7. Ramer84015's Avatar
    Alright so I just got a galaxy S5 after having an iPhone my whole life and I have almost nothing purchased or downloaded. I have a lot of music and games on my old phone from Gift cards and such, but my s5 is feeling a bit empty. Is there any trustworthy site I can go to and download apk's or something? I've tried this before and everything looks sketchy.
    Amazon offers a free app of the day. Here's the link to download the appstore from Amazon.
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    08-03-2014 09:59 AM
  8. Adrian Aghaie's Avatar
    While I agree with the issue of piracy and the need to support developers, this comment "Looks like I need to start implementing software that bricks people's phone when they download illegal files" really bothers me. Do you have any apps in the Playstore, and if so, are they under your name? I want to make sure I steer clear of them. The fact you would even think about intentionally bricking someone's phone is about the most ridiculous statement from a "developer".
    If someone is intentionally downloading illegally, then yes, I would brick the phone.

    There is actually a big wave of developers doing that.
    Would I actually brick it? Probably not, but I'd make sure it makes their system go on the fritz or become nearly inoperable.
    Most major game companies do that, and more non game applications are implementing the same thing.

    Either it screws your system or it plays a crummy version of the game ( there is a pc game, which name doesn't come up right now, that puts up a smiley face when you illegally download it)

    Oh and we're protected by law to do that to illegal downloads.

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    08-03-2014 03:50 PM
  9. Ramer84015's Avatar
    If someone is intentionally downloading illegally, then yes, I would brick the phone.

    There is actually a big wave of developers doing that.
    Would I actually brick it? Probably not, but I'd make sure it makes their system go on the fritz or become nearly inoperable.
    Most major game companies do that, and more non game applications are implementing the same thing.

    Either it screws your system or it plays a crummy version of the game ( there is a pc game, which name doesn't come up right now, that puts up a smiley face when you illegally download it)

    Oh and we're protected by law to do that to illegal downloads.

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    So someone pirates your .99 app and you'd brick a $600 phone? Since you're protected by law, could you provide a link to this law? I don't advocate piracy, but your logic just totally escapes me.
    08-03-2014 04:34 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Pirating a 99 cent app means it could potentially be distributed to many other users, thus denying the developer many instances of a 99 cent payout (or whatever fraction of that he may see). So it may not just be a small amount.
    08-03-2014 10:48 PM
  11. Ramer84015's Avatar
    Pirating a 99 cent app means it could potentially be distributed to many other users, thus denying the developer many instances of a 99 cent payout (or whatever fraction of that he may see). So it may not just be a small amount.
    I agree, but still, "brick" someone's phone? With that logic, I wonder how my apps in the Playstore have backdoor coding that is potentially dangerous to a law abiding user?
    08-04-2014 07:39 AM

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