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“Pssst! You can pay to remove ads from my app” *facepalm* #fail

Sometimes, I really wonder what app developers are thinking (if at all), when offering to remove ads through in-app-purchases.

Posted in Android, Rants

DF-DFERH-01 Error when updating apps

Just came across Raccoon’s update mechanism failing with a cryptic error message. Not quite sure what caused this. However, there was talk the other day about Google invalidating a tremendous amount of auth cookies (effectively logging everyone out).

Posted in Android

Workaround: Importing apps from Raccoon v3.x into v4.x

I know, I promised a v3 to v4 convert feature, but I just can’t seem to get it done this month, since my new years resolution was to abstain from dirty hacks and doing it right requires a surprisingly large

Posted in Android, Coding

Adding TOR support to Raccoon

I get this feature request once in a while: adding TOR support to Raccoon. I totally understand the motivation. Privacy, after all, is one of Raccoon’s main goals. However, when it comes to supporting TOR, I think, I would not

Posted in Android

Raccoon v4.0.1 released!

What can I say? Today’s the day, I’m finally flipping the switch and declare Raccoon v3 to be obsolete! Say hello to the all new Raccoon v4!

Posted in Android

Increasing the downloadcount of your Apps on Google Play

I occasionally get mail from Android App developers asking me, if and how they can use Raccoon to boost their app’s install counter on the Playstore.

Posted in Android

Update on the Pagination issue in Raccoon

Ok, I spent some time on figuring out why pagination is broken in Raccoon. About half of what I wrote previously is wrong. So much for trying to solve a problem late night. Current state of knowledge:

Posted in Android, Note to self

Google Play categories by number

I keep forgetting these, so I better write them down in case I find the time to develop Raccoon  into a full Google Play client (not just for downloading apps): Books Music Apps Movies Unknown/Unused Kiosk

Posted in Android, Coding, Note to self

And Google broke Raccoon again…

Why do they always do this when I have absolutely no spare time to fix problems? /sigh Problem description: Pagination is broken. You just get the first page over and over again when trying to get more results.

Posted in Android, Note to self

Raccoon not finding Pokemon Go?

Since I just had a couple mails about this: Raccoon is able to download Pokemon Go, but Play allows developers to geo block their products (and Niantic uses geo blocking to stop their servers from getting overrun). If you are

Posted in Android