1. kakyal's Avatar
    Hi
    I will appreciate your help.
    I have got an android app developed from a freelancer developer.
    I published my app on play store.
    If my developer changes the package name and publishes that same app with his name/from his or her account, will there be any problem for my app?

    How can I secure my app?

    Thanks
    Kakyal
    06-14-2019 03:49 AM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    Your contract with the developer should cover such instances. I would have a legal agreement that prevents the developer from releasing the product on their own under a different name before allowing them to do any work on the project.
    06-14-2019 04:25 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I moved this to the Developers Lounge for more specific traffic.
    06-15-2019 03:52 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    You should have a non-disclosure agreement and a non-compete agreement with the paperwork the developer signed before starting to work on the app.

    You can't prevent him from violating them, but you can sue him if he does.

    (Of course, if he's in some other country, it might cost you more to sue than what you'd collect, which is why it's best to use local developers. You can get cheap developers from some countries, but you get what you pay for. [And yes, $100/hour is a normal rate for a good developer in the US. $25 for the whole job says "give me your idea to steal - you'll get an app that sort of works, but I'll fill in all the missing pieces and sell it under my name".])
    06-15-2019 05:19 PM
  5. CybX's Avatar
    A non-disclosure and non-compete agreement might not cover you. There are some cases where it can be nulled. To get proper protection you should really seek the help of a lawyer. Nothing ever protects you better than this.

    I can't post links, but the trademakrhub have good info on this. Take a look on there and do a Google search with "lawyer" or "consultation" in the search, along with the stuff you need

    Best of luck.
    Today 08:26 AM

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