MarketSpoofer is a critical development tool that every Android developer and hacker should have handy. MarketSpoofer allows you to configure a custom Android Market search by spoofing values that normally would be not available from your device. Configurable values include user login, manufacturer and model, android version, carrier network, and locale. This is extremely useful to determine if the right target users are able to see your app in the Android Market, or to determine what kind of competition your app may see on a given device.
Many devices and carriers are supported but we are adding more all the time. If you would like a specific device or carrier added, please email us at [email protected]
and we will research the requested device as soon as possible.
Note that Google does some fairly advanced carrier-based filtering for some networks and we have not yet reversed engineered all of their filter parameters. Sending us device dumps from the "Device Details" screen helps immensely, as does sending us examples of apps that are known to be filtered.
To see the app in action, try spoofing a Verizon seach for Skype and then an AT&T search for Skype and note the differences.
Our first version supports a few dozen carriers in 13 countries, 26 locales, 14 Android versions, and 7 device manufacturers.
We've got some interesting enhancements planned for MarketSpoofer in the future as well, so watch this space!
1.0 First public release!
- "Open In Market" button
- Progress dialogs
- Locale spoofing support
- Device details screen
- Custom Google user account support with password encryption
0.9 Carrier spoofing support
0.8 Device spoofing support
0.7 Android version spoofing support