Fwd: Updated Morcombe app

To: "Peter & Bev Morgan" <>
Subject: Fwd: Updated Morcombe app
From: David Richardson <>
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2012 11:43:19 +1000
I dont have a mobile phone.I carry a field guide.Always accessable.No


On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Peter & Bev Morgan <>wrote:

> Forwarding a lengthy comment on this from my son who uses the app on his
> iPhone.  The third para raises the question of piracy which is possible
> with Android devices, and the last asks if the problems have been with them.
> Peter Morgan
> Begin forwarded message:
> > From: John Morgan <>
> > Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Updated Morcombe app
> > Date: 3 June 2012 10:12:37 AM AEST
> > To: Peter Morgan <>
> >
> >
> > I’ve never experienced this and never heard of it.  I also read through
> the itunes reviews and no one has reported this as a problem there.  You
> should ask if people could post a screenshot of the failure to validate
> notification (press home & power buttons simultaneously & look in the photo
> app).
> > The report sounds odd because there is no reason for a developer to
> validate a license on the iphone/ipad.  This would be an anti-piracy
> measure, to ensure a legitimately purchased app is being used, not a
> pirated app.  But piracy on iOS is essentially non-existant, because apps
> are only available from Apple’s app store, and can only be loaded onto
> devices by the App Store app or iTunes on a pc.  You can’t move apps from
> one device to another, or download from a website or other non-Apple
> source.  (You can do this by jailbreaking the device which allows app
> copying and hence piracy.  But the small number of users who bother to do
> this is is not commercially interesting to developers, and are not worth
> the expense of coding anti piracy measures or inconveniencing the
> legitimate users for.)  So I’ve never heard of an iOS app requiring a
> license validation.  For instance, I use a password manager (OnePassword)
> which is available on the mac and also the iPhone/iPad.  The mac
> application requires a validated user license, but there is no license
> needed for the iPhone app.
> >
> > However, the Morecombe app is also available on the Android store, where
> piracy is a problem.  Pirated apps can be (and are) placed in the Android
> store, and Android devices can also install apps from other sources, so
> developers on Android do need to consider this, especially for an expensive
> app like Morecombe.
> >
> > So I wonder if the reports of an offline license validation problem are
> coming from users on Android devices.  Can you confirm this with someone
> who has experienced the problem?
> >
> > john
>  >
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