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DF-DFERH-01 Error when updating apps

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 19:17
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).The standard solution,…Read more ›

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

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 00:22
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…Read more ›

I really don’t appreciate social network invitation spam!

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 16:55
If there’s something specific you need from me, just send me an email. If you can figure out my emailaddress, you can probably figure out how to use an email client as well. I have absolutely no interest in accepting…Read more ›

Adding TOR support to Raccoon

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 14:47
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…Read more ›

Raccoon v4.0.1 released!

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 20:09
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!So why the total rewrite? Didn’t the old version download APK files from Google…Read more ›

Deep links to software downloads – the idiocy that just won’t stop!

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 22:40
My website statistics are off. If I were to believe Piwik, only about half of the visitors to the Raccoon page will actually download the application. Doing a quick grep over the webserver logs and counting unique IP addresses comes…Read more ›

About Google, Udacity and Bertelsmann handing out 10,000 scholarships in the EU

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 20:25
Seems like developers are either loosing interest in the Android platform, or someone thinks they are too expensive and need a bit more competition. I’m not going to speculate further on why Google sees a need to provide 10k scholarships,…Read more ›

So, how Google dependent are you?

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 23:47
I just read this story here. In summary: a number of people buy the new Pixel smartphone directly from Google, then immediately resell the device. The TOS clearly forbids doing that (but apparently, nobody read them), so Google terminates the…Read more ›