'Coon Cave

A blog about software development, Google Play and Android in general. May contain traces of rambling. Feedback and subscriptions welcome!
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Raccoon 4.0.2

  • Renamed the “QR tool” to “QR Code Generator”.
  • Made the layout of the shoutbox more readable.
  • Disable the “Help|Unlock features” menu entry if there’s nothing to do there.
  • Various clarifications in how things are phrased.
  • Minor code cleanup
  • FIXED: In special cases, the setup wizard would get stuck, only displaying “1” below the progress bar.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Raccoon 4.0.1

  • Gave the desktop icon a transparent background on MS Windows.
  • Made the tooltip on the rating panel more explicit
  • Allow copy&paste for the app description
  • Moved the download button below the app description to make more for the install count.
  • Mimic a more recent device by default.
  • Adaptations to a change in the login process.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

ListMyApps 3.7

  • Added Raccoon integration
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

*Poof* your GMail has been disabled

Can't happen? Does! Be careful what you sign up for (pun intended).

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Android Permissions explained: com.android.vending.CHECK_LICENSE

As a Raccoon user, you’ve probably come across apps that request the com.android.vending.CHECK_LICENCSE permission. It is used exclusively by apps that are sold on Play and pretty much a red flag.

Monday, December 28, 2015

How to get the Google Play User Agent for a given device

The Finsky useragent (not the same as the Chrome useragent) is used to determine app/device compatibility.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Raccoon 4.0.0

Complete rewrite

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

What exactly is a GSF ID? Where do I get it from and why should I care?

Let's dive deep into the Android OS and talk a bit about how app compatibility is determined and how big G keeps track of your device.