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6-18-2011 @ 6:47AM
I wonder when will Blizzard send them C&D letters since they're using Blizzard assets and selling them. Remember the original mobile armory that was made by some fan? It costed like $.99 and also had to be pulled from the app store.
6-18-2011 @ 6:48AM
Other than that I love the website and been using it quite a lot ;)
6-18-2011 @ 7:37AM
Kinda like wowhead has been getting those. Oh, wait......
6-18-2011 @ 8:50AM
As big as they have are now, if Blizzard was going to go all legal on their ass, they would have done so by now. They aren't an armory, they do something different. Yes they take information from the armory, but they offer a different and additional service than the armory.I don't think it's the same as the $0.99 mobile armory from before.
6-18-2011 @ 11:00AM
blizz got them to pull the non-official armory app because blizz was launching their own one. Offering a service at a cost which doesnt actually give anything which blizz doesnt give for free isnt going to go well.Blizz are unlikely to offer a Mr Robot style app, as it's the kind of thing that they've said they won't directly support.
6-18-2011 @ 11:11AM
"Unfortunately, the use of Blizzard IP is prohibited without a license and you can’t use any Blizzard IP commercially."I recommend to read through this topic:http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2416115611As one poster there says:"Well, the sites you have listed actually don't charge for Blizzard IP. Wowhead offers custom graphics, removal of adds, custom avatars, but anything and everything related to WoW is accessible for free. Curse.com offers extra simultaneous downloads and a few other features for premium service. Again not Blizzard IP. Wowstead same thing, custom themes and added features but not Blizzard IP."Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want this to happen to MrRobot. I use their site and I love it. I think the app is a good way for them to get some money for the hard work they've put into. However, I am interested in this topic since I had few ideas to develop wow related apps, but the fact that I can't charge for them prevents me from starting coding (gotta eat sometime! :D). I also feel it would be unfair for other app developers who's apps have been pulled from the app store for similar reasons, to allow MrRobot charge for their app (unfortunately).Unfortunately I don't think there has been any clear statement by Blizzard of what we can and cannot do. I mean, you could read through ToS/ToU/EULA, but who does that :D There's not even ToU for their website API... :/
6-18-2011 @ 9:18PM
"Well, the sites you have listed actually don't charge for Blizzard IP. Wowhead offers custom graphics, removal of adds, custom avatars, but anything and everything related to WoW is accessible for free. Curse.com offers extra simultaneous downloads and a few other features for premium service. Again not Blizzard IP. Wowstead same thing, custom themes and added features but not Blizzard IP."Much like Curse.com though, all of the content is available for free from Mr. Robot on the web. The $2 is a small, one-time charge for the convenience of accessing it through a mobile device.Curse premium gives you much less, charges you monthly, and one month is more than the lifetime access granted by Mr Robot.As well, the mobile app doesn't use the Blizzard images for any of the items, so it's really just the text from Blizz's armory that's being accessed.
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