Amazon Tells Developers to Obfuscate Their Code

Tuesday Apr 17th 2012 by Developer.com Staff

Protecting your app can be trickier when in-app purchases are involved.

In a blog post, Amazon has offered some advice for Appstore developers who are concerned about code theft. The company recommends that app developers obfuscate their code with a tool like Proguard, which also reduces file size and boosts performance.

However, the company warns that apps with in-app purchasing require special handling. Specifically, developers should not obfuscate the methods for calling and providing information about purchase requests.

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