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    I was checking out the Palm Hot Apps website and reading the rules - the top paid app is decided based on revenue generated and not total downloads...

    So - if someone were to put up a $999 dollar app, have a group of friends download it (returning this money straight away, minus Palm's share of course) - couldn't they propel themselves quickly to the top of the paid apps section and take the $100,000 easily?
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    Yes, but how hard would it be for Palm to disqualify them if such a thing were to occur? Not very... That method while it may work, is a bit too obvious and Palm wouldn't just sit by and let it happen.
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    Sure - but how would that be justified? There doesn't seem to be anything that says you can't refer your app to friends. And you're certainly free to do what you want with your revenue - even if that means giving it to those that purchased the app in the first place.

    In practice, I'm sure you're right and they would disqualify someone that tried this under this line in the terms and conditions:

    "PALM RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY ANY APPLICATION AND/OR PALM WEBOS DEVELOPER WHO TAMPERS WITH THE PROPER AND INTENDED FUNCTIONING OF THE PROGRAM."

    But none the less an interesting thought and it may be difficult to conclusively prove someone had "tampered with the intended function of the program"
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    Either way its cheating, even if they try to justify it, and Palm can do whatever they want with their money.

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