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Five big app piracy cases you should know about

Everyone loves getting stuck in to a good mobile game. However, their popularity also makes them a favored target for pirates.

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How piracy is affecting your iOS apps

It’s a common myth that iOS apps are less susceptible to piracy. Historically, app piracy concerns have focused on Android. The platform’s open source nature allowed for quick and easy submission of pirated apps to multiple marketplaces, while iOS was considered safer due to the lengthy review process demanded by the App Store and the requirement for would-be pirates to jailbreak their phones.

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The clone wars: Apple cracks down on clones in the App Store

You can’t exactly say that Apple hasn’t opposed IP infringement since the App Store’s inception. However, in a recent revision to the App Store review guidelines, Apple has made its stance against the sometimes hazy issue of cloned apps explicitly clear.

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Six types of app piracy you need to know about (and how to combat them)

Piracy doesn’t just stop at illegal downloads, especially as more and more pirates are starting to go after freemium apps and the in-app purchases (IAP) they rely on.

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The top seven ways apps are pirated (and how to prevent them)

Illegal downloads aren’t the be-all, end-all of piracy, especially when it comes to mobile apps. Pirates have a variety of methods at their disposal when they’re looking to target your app, with new ones being discovered all the time.

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Not so incognito: pirated content apps take pride of place in the top free apps section of the Windows Store

It can be hard to keep tabs on all the pirated apps that turn up in third-party app stores. However, recently it was the Windows Store itself that was playing host to pirates, with a large number of illegal streaming apps sitting among the top of their top free apps section.

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How to protect your mobile app from being pirated

App piracy is a massive problem, and has been for some time. According to AppSolid, most mobile apps are vulnerable regardless of operating system. 75% of apps will fail a basic security test, with 97% not having any form of binary protection. Additionally, 85% of the top 200 free apps on Google Play can easily be decompiled, while a staggering 96% of top 100 free games on Google Play can be reverse engineered.

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Airpush and Tapcore merge to create the world’s most powerful solution to combat mobile advertising fraud

Tapcore’s revolutionary technology unites with Airpush’s vast data set and publisher base to help minimize advertising fraud and reclaim billions a year in lost revenue due to app piracy.

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Mobile app piracy: who’s profiting from your ideas?

Content piracy and intellectual property theft date back to the days of video cassettes and music downloads, but the way pirates operate in the app economy is far more sophisticated – and dangerous.

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Alternative app stores: make money but watch your back for app piracy

Apps are a global market, so it’s no wonder more app companies are looking beyond the Apple-Google duopoly of Apple iTunes and Google Play to distribute and monetize their apps. The buzzword is alternative app stores and, true to the name, distributing your app via the hundreds of alternative Android app stores offers a host of opportunities – and threats – you should have at the front of your mind as you map out your strategy to market and monetize your app.

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