How should developers react to copycat apps?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If a physics-based application becomes a top-seller, chances are that other developers will want to piggyback on that trend for their own gain.Such photocopying spans all types of verticals, and while it is simpler to tell if a book copies text from another book or if a company uses another's logo, the relative newness of the mobile industry makes the water a bit murkier. As a developer it is essential to understand how to recognize when one of your apps is being copied and what you can do (if anything) to rectify the situation. How best to tackle the issue? Find out in this special report.

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