How to install a Google Play Andoid applicaton intended for the USA when overseas
Posted on 2013-01-30
I am not sure if this is an ethics question or a software question.
I am a US Citizen living in Singapore. For some purposes I can function as if I am an American on the Internet by using a proxy server so if some content is banned in my country I can appear to be in the US. This is the only way, for example, that I can log into my US Paypal account.
Now I want to do the following very innocent thing. I want to install the Atkins Diet official carb counter (which is a free product) on my Android phone but I get an error message saying this is not available in my country. I use my proxy server on the phone. I verify that it being detected as a USA IP address. I visit the web page whatismyipaddress.com and it shows I am in New York.
I try to install the carb counter. It still says "not available in your country".
What's the deal? I still pay taxes to Uncle Sam (even though I'm living overseas). I have a US passport and vote but that mean Dr. Atkins says I'm not American. Actually he's expired so it's his organization that's blocking me. All this trouble for a FREEEE product!