RealMayo wrote:I hear you,
I know its inevitable that China will hack stuff. I guess my position is that we developers have a first movers advantage and can at least try to get in early and make a few bucks in China before our stuff gets hacked, rather than do nothing, make no money, and still get hacked.
My game now exists legally in both the Lenovo store and the Samsung store. The Samsung store is totally out-performing the Lenovo store, but still not nearly as good as the Google Play store. The Samsung store has a strict 10 day review period, before your app can exist in their store. There are no hacked copies of anything in the Samsung store and so that is why I think my app is performing better there. In the Lenovo store, everybody has already played the hacked copies of my game and have no interest in playing the legal copy.
On an unrelated (but entertaining) note...
I happened to be watching a tv show the other day called "Jungle Gold", where these two Americans pre-arrange with a local tribe chief to do some gold mining on his land in Ghana, Africa. When they arrive in Ghana, the mining location is already overrun by Chinese gold miners who are toting guns. The Americans say to the tribe chief "you promised us that we could do gold mining on your land, and we paid you money already to reserve your land, why are all these Chinese guys here instead?". The chief said "there was nothing I could do, the Chinese just showed up with guns and told me they are going to start mining my land!".
Everyone can do gold mining. All you need is a metal detector for gold.