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Help Wanted: Got a phone/tablet with a debug build of Android 6 or higher?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:13
I’m kinda stuck here, trying to keep Raccoon up to date with the latest changes on Google Play. It’s nothing critical (yet), but we are missing out on some fancy stuff since Raccoon can’t interpret some of the data it…Read more ›

Bypassing region restrictions on Google Play

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:11
I keep forgetting this, but since I’m in the process of phasing the akdeniz library out of Raccoon: it may not actually be nescessary to use proxies to bypass region restriction on Google Play. There is a HTTP GET request…Read more ›

I get quite a bit of spam mail offering

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 21:19
I get quite a bit of spam mail offering me to boost the download count of my own apps on Play (thanks Google for requiring me to maintain a spam support address). I also get occasionally asked if my APK…Read more ›

The password dilemma with client/server applications.

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 15:08
I should probably mention this, even though it’s not actually worth mentioning: Raccoon v4.1.6 reverts to the Raccoon v3.x policy for storing credentials. That is, your password will be stored on disk again. Back in the Raccoon v3 days, username…Read more ›

Finding/Downloading buried apps on Google Play

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:27
Just learned something new today that feels like I should have known it for years (probably even did once, but then forgot): did you ever have the “page 99” problem? You know exactly what app you want, how the name…Read more ›

Raccoon: Error when downloading (continued)

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:29
Looks like I spoke to soon in yesterday’s post, announcing that Raccoon v4.1.3 would solve the “Error on download issue”. It does, kinda, but it’s not a final solution, as it requires an annoying workaround (see below). So, what happened?…Read more ›

Raccoon v4.1.3 should fix the no download problem

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 20:07
Just a quick heads up. Raccoon v4.1.3 should fix the “app not downloading” issue that has arisen yesterday. However, I’m currently in a rush and don’t have time for a proper, tested release. PS: If you haven’t done so already,…Read more ›

Raccoon: app search works, download doesn’t

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 19:14
Well folks, we need to talk. Today, I opened my mail client and was greeted with a “Raccoon is broken, fix it!” message. Most of the time that’s the result of a handling error, but once in a while, usually…Read more ›

Do not use fingerprint sensors! Period!

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 15:04
I had this discussion with a friend the other day, who is now the proud owner of a fingerprint protected front door and smartphone, but since fingerprint scanners are creeping into more and more security appliances, it is worth repeating…Read more ›