Google has also changed the policy in regards to third-party billing services and the use of those services by Android developers. Now that the Google Play store has both in-app purchases and subscription services, Google has decided to make sure developers use their services instead of others.
Google sent out an email late yesterday detailing some new Google Developer Policy changes that will be taking effect that looks to take steps to reduce the number of shady apps and games, along with fake apps and anything else deemed suspicious on the Google Play store. Great news for legit developers who get their games cloned and for all of us who have to watch out for clones.
Gameloft modifies their DRM once again. Now allows the ability to re-download purchased games on new devices.
Gameloft has once again revised their DRM policy with a change to the ability to re-download purchased games once you get a new Android device. Previously, unless you went through customer service, you wouldn’t be able to download purchased games onto your new Android device. That has changed.
Gameloft’s DRM policy was brought up yesterday after Dave Loft sent tips out to a few sites. I found out about it right away but decided to not post anything about it until thinking it through for a bit. Gameloft’s DRM policy is terrible. It is every developers right as to whether or not they use the Android market for sales but policies like this do no good.