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I get quite a bit of spam mail offering me to boost the download count of my own apps on Play (thanks Google for requiring me to maintain a spam support address). I also get occasionally asked if my APK

Posted in Android

The password dilemma with client/server applications.

I should probably mention this, even though it’s not actually worth mentioning: Raccoon v4.1.6 reverts to the Raccoon v3.x policy for storing credentials. That is, your password will be stored on disk again.

Posted in Security

Finding/Downloading buried apps on Google Play

Just learned something new today that feels like I should have known it for years (probably even did once, but then forgot): did you ever have the “page 99” problem? You know exactly what app you want, how the name

Posted in Android

Raccoon: Error when downloading (continued)

Looks like I spoke to soon in yesterday’s post, announcing that Raccoon v4.1.3 would solve the “Error on download issue”. It does, kinda, but it’s not a final solution, as it requires an annoying workaround (see below).

Posted in Coding

Raccoon v4.1.3 should fix the no download problem

Just a quick heads up. Raccoon v4.1.3 should fix the “app not downloading” issue that has arisen yesterday. However, I’m currently in a rush and don’t have time for a proper, tested release. PS: If you haven’t done so already,

Posted in Coding

Raccoon: app search works, download doesn’t

Well folks, we need to talk. Today, I opened my mail client and was greeted with a “Raccoon is broken, fix it!” message. Most of the time that’s the result of a handling error, but once in a while, usually

Posted in Coding

Do not use fingerprint sensors! Period!

I had this discussion with a friend the other day, who is now the proud owner of a fingerprint protected front door and smartphone, but since fingerprint scanners are creeping into more and more security appliances, it is worth repeating

Posted in Security

Where does Raccoon store my credentials (and how can I view them)?

People ask (me) fairly often, how Raccoon handles their Google account (and if it’s safe to trust the software with their passwords). From my point of view, that’s a funny question. I’m always tempted to answer: “if the idea of

Posted in Tips and Tricks

Exporting Apps from Raccoon (into F-Droid repositories,…)

The question came up in a support request, but is probably interesting enough to blog about: “How do I write a script to copy apps from Raccoon‘s own repository to some place else?”

Posted in Coding, Tips and Tricks

Let there be hackjob (DummyDroid updated)…

The plan was to rewrite DummyDroid from scratch, get rid of the ugly code and make it more userfriendly (ideally let it clone a device via USB) while I’m at it. Unfortunately, that would have taken several weeks (yes, the

Posted in Coding