google app store in china

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Mar 8, 2013 3:29:39 PM via Website

Hello. I created an android-game, published it free on google play store and waited 3 days. the funny thing: i haven't made marketing for my game and haven't posted about it anywhere. But for some reason, analytics showed 1.200 users from china, which haven't received the app over the play store (chinese users are not in the play-store-statistics). how is that possible? Every day, more and more chinese are installing this app to their android-phones. On the rest of the world, no real excitement is measurable. Can someone help me to understand??

Thanks in advance
Mike
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Mar 26, 2013 11:38:33 AM via Website

Hi Mike,

Chinese Android market has already grown bigger than the US one and the users are hungry for the apps unlike americans. Why don`t you add more effort to get more profit from Chinese if they already express interest? :) Don`t get surprised to that reaction since it is more consequent than strange :)
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Mar 26, 2013 12:58:41 PM via Website

I think they hacked your app and put it on their own market.
My case is same like you.
I uploaded my app only on google play.
One day, crittercism notified me an error with X.X version format.
But I use X.X.X version format.
I thought my app was hacked by them.
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Apr 25, 2013 5:22:29 AM via Website

Jeedori
I think they hacked your app and put it on their own market.
My case is same like you.
I uploaded my app only on google play.
One day, crittercism notified me an error with X.X version format.
But I use X.X.X version format.
I thought my app was hacked by them.

I also think so...Just wonder how the hackers stole your game though..
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May 3, 2013 11:54:44 AM via Website

Only the rooted devices in China can install apps from Google Play store!
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Aug 30, 2013 10:58:14 AM via Website

Gotta love China. There's a ridiculous number of app stores in China big and small somewhere along the lines of 200 or more stores in total. Every OEM has their own, the big guys like Baidu have one, along with tons of entrepreneurs looking to take a piece of the Android app store revenue. So I'd say you can take this as a blessing. Someone did the work for you and you didn't even need to localize :grin:
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Oct 16, 2013 4:35:29 PM via Website

China got about 400+ online markets and 90% of content there are stolen...
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Oct 16, 2013 4:53:58 PM via Website

China is the world's biggest smartphone market so it (sadly) makes sense that apps are getting ripped off and installed there. It'll be interesting to know what happened if you ever find out @Michael Wagner.

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Oct 18, 2013 12:20:24 PM via Website

Is it possible to monetize the app from China using Google Admob?
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Oct 18, 2013 1:10:53 PM via Website

It could be great if we can monetize some money from this users.
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Oct 24, 2013 7:15:58 PM via Website

China's users don't have access to paid apps, and sometimes not the Play Store at all, so odds are somebody ripped it off to make it available in whatever app store they do have there.

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Oct 24, 2013 7:41:54 PM via Website

My case is also same like you.So now what I do?
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Oct 27, 2013 5:25:54 AM via Website

Oh...... shit........I also face same problem like you.......I think they hacked our app and put it on their own market.
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Nov 12, 2013 11:33:38 AM via Website

well users with such reports are increasing i wonder why google is not taking any step ??8o8o
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Dec 15, 2013 12:54:57 PM via Website

maybe someone find your app ,and share it ..
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Feb 10, 2014 10:06:29 AM via Website

I am very, actually, we really want to use Google Play permitted, however, we just cannot.
Google supply no service for us, the government forbid us to use it correct.
We are victims really.
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Feb 19, 2014 12:46:03 PM via Website

very easy to get your apk from google play and put it in Chinese market
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Mar 20, 2014 4:23:09 AM via Website

Does admob pay for clicks from cracked Chinese apps?
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Oct 4, 2014 4:10:53 AM via Website

LZ77

Does admob pay for clicks from cracked Chinese apps?

China is a good market. But I can not register for an account in the app store in the country. If you could give me a few pointers