Good bye Locus Pro! DISAPPOINTED that I cannot use LP on my new device with Google Play disabled. I hate Google & do not want to use it on future devices & was pissed off that my Locus Pro license will not work unless Google garbage is enabled. Sick.
PlayStore Bypass - Deploy Locus (Pro) without a Google account
On the one hand, Locus Pro is a must-have app.
On the other hand, the PlayStore is a must-not-have.
In that context, Locus is one of the most problematic apps because it's neither opensource nor free and thus somewhat dependant on the PlayStore and its purchasing functions.
The idea is to redesign the mechanism of purchasing the Pro version so that you can offer the App as a direct download (.apk file) from the website or - preferrably - via an own f-droid repo that users can add to their f-droid app.
XPrivacy for example has a free download version which does not work (with all functions) unless you add a premium key you obtained before.
I consider this a real task because Locus as a major app would deliver a real proof of concept of "market jailbreaking".
And I hope that there are many people out there, who, like me, use Locus as a Google Maps alternative and therefore are sensitive for a google-free or less Google-tied Android phone.