# Google Play Store

Tales from the abyss.
Friday, October 4, 2019

Play Store Apps for Free

'Can I use Raccoon to download paid apps for free?' - Ok, it's a question that pops up now and then, so we probably have to talk about it.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Google Play Store App Download

Some of you (=Huawei customers) might be wondering how to get the Google Play Store APK itself. It must be on Play, right? After all, it does update itself from there…

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Beware of Google Play Pass. This is basically SaaS aka, lock your own data away in their systems, then rent access to it. Yes, it’s mostly games for now, nothing to be held hostage, but hey, looking unsuspicious is the very definition of bait, isn’t it?

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Tales from the spam filter of an Android app developer

Publishing on Google Play requires you to publish a contact email address as well. Publishing a contact address means you get spam mail. The spam you get via the Play contact address is scary.

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.