I find Droids app market to be a little low class compared to Apple. Apple Apps are more polished, and you aren't forced to comply to a variety of demands just to download an app (I'm sure Apple uses a more sweeping legal statement in it's 58 page license agreement) and Dorid Apps are clearly not even developed in the USA. You can tell by the broken english text used in their simple messages that appear on your device.
Up until now, I was at least operating under the assumption that Apps taken from the market are at least safe, but Tubemate has me wondering.
First, I was using Tubemate for a few days until a popup (In good broken English of course) advised there is an improved version available. OK, why didn't this show up as an update?? Hmmmm.
So you can't update tubemate in the market, you have to go to tubemate.net's website. Hmmmmm, odd.
So I think i'm smart and uninstall tubemate thinking I can just reinstall the updated version. OK, uninstall goes just fine but why can't I find tubemate in the market? Hmmmmmm.
Today, I search tubemate and find it in the market but the comments indicate this is not the original tubemate. Seems a competitor took the name because tubemate was deleted from the market! Seriously, go to tubemate.net and see for yourself.
So I have a few thoughts/questions about this.
First, this is sleazy. Tubemate, a legit app from the market place attempted to convince me to download their app as a 3rd party install after being thrown out of the market by google. That's not right.
Furthermore, another company decided to steal the name and decieve customers by touting their knock off product as Tubemate when it is not. The negative comments clearly indicate this is a sub par app.
What gives?? These 3rd world app developers have access to all of my info just to downlaod their app, I would expect better security than this. Or is this somehow the consumers fault for not knowing better?
Mark my words...when the viruses make their way to hand held devices it's gonna get very ugly.