So far I have only received this response from Nokia/Ovi support:
>..application will then be distributed through the Ovi Store
>and negate the need to pass on unlock codes to your customers.
Am I the only one seeking reassurance about the Ovi store
..apps must not be 'locked' in compliance with the Terms & Conditions.
Ok, so the full 'unlocked' versions of your app must be uploaded.
What security measures are in place for these apps?
(i.e to circumvent unauthorised leakage?)
I appreciate that Ovi will have the highest quality assurance and security
associated with applications hosted on its servers,
Nonetheless, we can't pretend that breaches can't & never happen.
As we all know,
it only takes 'one' full & unlocked app to somehow become
available on a torrent/warez site - and that forever becomes a
regular and perpetual stream of lost profit.
Ok, some of those people would never buy the software anyway -
but that doesn't mean I shouldn't bother protecting my assests?!
I would at least feel better if Ovi said something like:
(a) our app servers only hold apps in encrypted form
(b) only specific administrators with clearance can access the server apps
(c) apps can only be installed directly to devices, and never downloaded or
held anywhere as a raw .sis file (e.g. on the device or a pc.mac
(which would mean anyone can then copy the .sis file to any number of phones).
At the moment my app implements RPN registration by IMEI because
the distributer I use has a Dynamic RPN /regcode generating server.
This is great, and although all systems have a weakness - it gives
me more peace of mind than my app *not* being locked at all.
Am I really the only one asking this question?
(Two weeks later, I still haven't yet received a response
from Nokia/Ovi on this secific matter.)
If anyone in the forum (preferably in Nokia/Ovi) knows anything about
this matter please post your comments.