I have recently been getting a few support requests about a "Bad Authentication" Error when logging in with Raccoon.
Can't really recommend doing it this way, but sometimes you have no other choice.
A reader asks:
Can Google delete apps from my Android smartphone?
Eh, yes, of course! There’s a push message and a mechanism for that implemented in the Playstore app. In case you find that surprising: how did you think Play would handle a cancelled payment for paid content? Return the money and let you keep the item?
In case the question was if you could buy an app, use Raccoon to download the APK to your PC, then refund, the answer is: yes you can do that (shame on you), most paid apps safeguard against this by performing an online license check.
Hrmpf! I started working on bringing app reviews to Raccoon. I’d rather not implement this. The more you dig into the API, the more you realize that this is nothing but a dark pattern to keep users engaged. It helps no one, but harms everyone.
So yes, you won’t make a difference by reviewing an app and you don’t gain any insight from reading reviews either.
The Android ecosystem never fails to present new and fascinating get-rich-schemes.