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Very confused by Swype's corporate behavior

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by plim, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. plim

    plim Well-Known Member
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    So Swype has made it well known that they do not want their software "stolen" so much to the point that they've scared AF to the point that the mere mention of a link will get a thread locked.

    Meanwhile, another site prolifically posts different "stolen" updates for Swype like there's no tomorrow.

    So instead of threatening another site like they have AF, they do the exact opposite: give 50 free beta invites to Swype.


    What gives? They won't open up the beta to the public, but gives closed (precious) invites to the one website that basically distributes illegal copies of their software! Only thing worse would've been to put it on xda itself! =)

    Don't get me wrong, I don't fault AF for abiding by their own rules as well as Swype's requests. I'm just confused by why Swype would endorse and embrace a site that seems to do exactly what they've requested AF not to do...

    On top of which: they're asking AF to police individuals' posts. meanwhile, the DL editors are the ones posting it! they're content generators, not forum-post hosters.
     

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  2. Mr.Slave

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    I saw this and thought the same thing.

    Crazy kids!
     
  3. richb82

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    Makes me want to pirate the ever living shit out of their software even more. Which I will continue to do.
     
  4. Hand76

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    Plus factor in how they use the community to beta test their crap but won't sell the same product back to the community? Instead holding out for more money from exclusive deals with certain Phone developers.
     
  5. jamor

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    I completely agree.

    But I can't complain - in the end I got Swype for free so it's their loss. If they were smart they could have gotten a couple bucks outa me. Instead they ignored my beta requests for 6 months and now they will never get a dime.
     
  6. Kelmar

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    And talking about it here isn't allowed... watch it.
     
  7. Kelmar

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    We all know Swype's stance. What other sites do and are able to do really isn't up for discussion here as we ALL can agree that this will head downhill.
     
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