First off we would like to apologize for the latest problems that occurred since our last update.
Many people have requested that we should remove the copy protection of the app and since it’s free we didn’t see a problem with this. In the last update we made some minor changes to Mobisle Notes but nothing that would harm the apps database structure. What we did do was to remove the copy protection which is done in the developer console in Android market. We did this at the same time as we released the update.
What we have come to learn is that when we removed the copy protection some of the databases got corrupted. Unfortunately, despite all our efforts, we are not able to make any updates that fixes this problem. We are not in the habit of blaming some else but this problem has occured for other developers, Link1, Link2, Link3, and nothing has been done to deal with it. It extremely unfortunate that this happens to our valuable users and it makes us very sad. Only with your help can we put pressure on Google to avoid this in the future. We have narrowed it down to being only Android 1.5 (IRIS, Hero etc).
As a fellow developer puts it:
“In fact, that’s the worst part about this whole thing – devs get totally blindsided by this bug, because they can’t actually try and install their own paid apps, therefore can never see that the Market DRM changed the app’s UID. By the time we figure out what happened, dozens or hundreds of users have downloaded the changed app and seen buggy prefs or instant force closes, and they blame us, not the Market.”
Now to the worst part. To fix this problem you will need to reinstall the application which will cause all data within the app to be lost. I can once again assure you that we have tried our hardest to come up with a solution which will not erase all data but there is no way.
We are currently working hard to extend Mobisle Notes with an automatic backup of the database on the SD-card which will remove the danger of something similar happening again.
We are very grateful for your understanding and hope that you will keep using Mobisle Notes.
//MobisleApps – Team