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    Paid apps downloaded for Free

    Which famous websites / apps you know, that let you download paid apps for free?

    One of my paid apps started to get a lot of downloads (I see it in analytics), but they are not bought through Google Play. I need to find and ask them to remove.
    Nowadays I see 160-180 downloads a day, however, in GP I still see 15-20 downloads a day, just like always...

    P.S: Probably, I should go back to IAP instead of Pro apps...

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    Hi,
    A well known one is Aptoide - Android Apps Store .
    I've read similar stories like yours on the net.

    Good luck!

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    Google using your app name and word download.

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    @marcelpreda, thank you, but didn't find there...

    @Anteos, I hope, it is a joke ) didn't find where I could download it, all of them were redirecting to GP.
    maybe someone just downloaded the app, backed up and put it to a forum.

    Tried to find through
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    packageManager.getInstallerPackageName(applicationInfo.packageName)
    , but it always returns "com.android.vending", probably because the first one was downloaded from GP

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    I found what I need...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javanshir View Post
    I found what I need...
    Where did you find it? Please share the website so others with paid apps can search their apps there.

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    Sorry guys,
    I was thinking I also added the link )

    https://developer.android.com/google...ing/index.html

    so, there is a way to find out, if a user really paid for the app. I will implement this and deactivate the app or enable ads if this is not the case

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    Hey there,
    Getting apps for free is not a hard task what you need to do is Download Aptoide or blackmart app and search for any app you want.

    Download Aptoide Apk | Aptoide App for Android/PC/Iphone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javanshir View Post
    P.S: Probably, I should go back to IAP instead of Pro apps...
    IAP and ads the best way to monetize free apps in the store. In every app/game there are people who ready to pay money and who never will pay even 1 cent, so for both categories must be a way for monetisation. I use both, just show rewarded video and it works great.

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