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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 ›

Explaining “privacy” to the layman (in easy terms)

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 16:45
Andrew has a dog named Chomper. Andrew isn’t as stupid as to use his dogs name anywhere as the answer to a password recovery question, but he doesn’t see why he should keep the name secret either. After all, he…Read more ›

The thing about privacy

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 19:42
Andrew (fictive person) has a dog named Chomper (fictive canine). Andrew isn’t as stupid as using his dogs name anywhere as the answer to a password recovery question, but he doesn’t see why he should keep the name secret either.…Read more ›

Increasing the downloadcount of your Apps on Google Play

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 18:50
I occasionally get mail from Android App developers asking me, if and how they can use Raccoon to boost their app’s install counter on the Playstore. The answer to that question is a bit more complex. The first thing to…Read more ›