Cuban App Stores Are Actual Stores

February 21, 2017 in Daily Bulletin


The Economist wrote about the app buying experience in Cuba:

  • Sanctions mean that software companies aren’t allowed to offer most apps to those in Cuba.
  • Entrepreneurs have figured out ways to hack the app stores so that they think the person downloading apps is in another country.
  • App lovers then drop their phones off at a store, and for $10 can have 70 app installed on them. They delete the ones they don’t want.
  • The selection of apps on offer is refreshed monthly.

Read more on The Economist.