DexGuard is our specialized optimizer and obfuscator for Android. Create apps that are faster, more compact, and more difficult to crack. DexGuard has you covered, automatically applying the recommended application protection techniques for Android, and more.
Optimize and protect your apps
DexGuard delivers all the necessary integrated features:
- Optimize and obfuscate. DexGuard extends the industry-standard features of ProGuard with configuration and processing tuned for the Android platform. DexGuard goes further by directly producing optimized Dalvik bytecode, along with obfuscated resource files.
- Encrypt strings. Thwart hacking through trivial searches, by specifying the strings that should become invisible in your code. DexGuard encrypts the strings for you, so you don't have to burden your source code and your development process.
- Encrypt entire classes. Hide important code like license checks or paid downloads, by specifying entire classes that should be encrypted. DexGuard does this transparently and effectively.
- Encrypt assets. Hide important data as well. DexGuard can encrypt your asset files transparently, so hackers won't just run away with them.
- Hide access to sensitive APIs. Further harden your code, by letting DexGuard insert reflection to access sensitive APIs, like the standard Android APIs for signature validation or cryptographic operations.
- Add tamper detection. Let your application react accordingly if a hacker has tried to modify it or is accessing it illegitimately.
- Thoroughly remove Android logging code. Develop with logging, debugging, and testing code, and just leave it to DexGuard to remove it from your released code.
Get started quickly
DexGuard also helps streamlining your development process:
- Speed up your builds. DexGuard optimizes, obfuscates, converts to Dalvik bytecode, packages, signs, and aligns archives — all in a single seamless process. This optimization streamlines and speeds up the entire build process. Shorter development/test cycles make the development process more pleasant and effective.
- Reuse any custom ProGuard configurations. DexGuard is fully compatible, so you can continue leveraging your expertise and the community's expertise on ProGuard.
- Stick to your favorite build process. DexGuard integrates transparently in Ant and in Eclipse in the Android SDK. You can also plug in DexGuard in your custom builds, as a command-line tool, an Ant task, a Gradle task, or a Maven plugin. Just continue using the development processes that you know.
- Learn from our examples. DexGuard comes with working samples that illustrate its features, for instance hardening Google's License Verification Library, the in-app billing library, the AdMob library, Amazon's in-app purchasing library, etc.
Enjoy continued support and updates
A DexGuard license includes basic support:
- Installation support. Setting up DexGuard is easy, but we'll assist you if you run into any problems.
- Quick updates. You'll get updates for any issues that you report, typically within days or even hours.
- Free upgrades for 1 year. We're continuously improving and extending DexGuard, to stay ahead of hackers and pirates. We want to make sure you can benefit from the latest developments. After the first year, you can get upgrades at a 50% price reduction.
Start optimizing and protecting your apps now!
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Each developer license grants a single developer the permanent and non-transferable right to run DexGuard. A license can be used for any number of products and for any number of copies of these products. Please select the appropriate option, or contact us if you have special requirements: