Sunday, October 4, 2015

Japan Consumption Tax (JCT) will force indie developers to stop offering their apps to Japan

We're very sorry to announce that we will stop to publish our apps My APKs, My APKs Pro and My APKs Install for Japan country because we cannot afford to pay a professional tax advisor to manage the JCT. Below the relevant email we received from Google:

from: Google Play
subject: New tax changes for Google Play sales in Japan
Hello Google Play Developer,
This is a friendly notice only.
A recent change to Japan Consumption Tax (JCT) regulations will impact your Google Play account. Beginning October 1, 2015, you will be responsible for determining and charging JCT for Google Play app sales to customers in Japan.
The current JCT rate is 8%. You will also be responsible for remitting and reporting on any JCT amount to the Japan Tax Office. This applies to all paid apps and in-app products sold to customers in Japan, even if your business is not located there.
Please consult with a professional tax advisor if you have any questions about your obligation regarding JCT.
Thanks for your continued support of Google Play.
The Google Play Team

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Droidiani apps surpassed 185k downloads !!!

It's a great satisfaction to announce that some days ago droidiani apps surpassed 185,000 downloads on Google Play !!! Again, we would like to thank you for your reviews, comments, suggestions, emails and love you showed us !!!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Another unbelievable Android 5 (Lollipoop?) bug

After hours and hours of debugging and searching web for issues, we discovered this unbelievable Android 5 bug:

This leads the shortcut feature of My Volume to an anomaly only detectable after the reboot of the device.

Again and again and again Google is introducing absurd undocumented behaviors into its latest os version (see how many angry users are there about Lollipop audio and volumes issues). And again developers must spend (and waste!!!) their time to find solutions and to support users (that often do not understand who's to blame) instead of focusing in implementing new useful features.

Of course we will publish a new release of My Volume after fixing this new Lollipop bug.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Hash And Compare is on Google Play

We're ready to deliver another useful free and ad-free tool to get out digital hashes directly from your Android device !!!

A digital hash (or checksum) is like a signature, a fingerprint. Hash And Compare has two main usages.

The first is to calculate the hash checksum of a file with a specific algorithm. A typical use case is when you want to check the integrity of a file downloaded from a remote server (that commonly publishes the hash).

The second is a situation where you want to calculate checksums of two files to verify their equality/diversity, in other words to compare them.

The hash algorithm is selectable among CRC32, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512. And when you obtain the hash of a file you can copy its information to the clipboard and reuse it, for example, to send an email or a chat message.

Please note the computational effort (cpu load and/or elaboration time) required to generate hash checksum varies in function of file size and selected algorithm (and of course of your device hardware power). As a facility for long computations Hash And Compare will turn on your device (without unlocking it) to indicate the hash is ready.

Hash And Compare is very light (about 200 kb) and not intrusive because it requires very few permissions to operate. For every question please write us, we will reply as soon as possible.

Totally free and ad free. Please LIKE on Facebook, +1 on Google Plus, write a review on Google Play and promote Hash And Compare. And try our other apps. Your support is our reward. Thank you.

Click the following banner to install on your android device.

Below some screenshots of the app (more on Google Play page):

Required permissions are for:
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE : read files to calculate hash
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK : turn on device when hash is ready
android.permission.VIBRATE : system notifications