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Learning Mobile App Development: A Hands-on Guide to Building Apps with iOS and Android by Michael Eierman, Jakob Iversen

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Android Play Store Distribution

The Google Play Store does not provide any copy protection for your app. Instead, Google provides a Licensing Library, which allows developers to add copy protection to their apps. The Licensing Library needs to be added to the workspace just like the Google Play Services library was added (Chapter 7, “Maps and Location in Android”). After the library is added, search the developer site for detailed instructions for adding licensing to your app. When you add licensing to an app, each time the user opens the app, the Play Store is queried to determine whether the user bought the app. If the user did not buy the app, the developer can have the app close or take whatever action is deemed appropriate. If you do not ...

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