Great app, Turbo3.
I 'm on CM7 also, mainly because of privacy concerns about Google, I delibratly choose an alternative ROM to be "free" from the Google navel cord, not having my device calling home every day/hour, with whatever uncontrollable data. Not to mention the not uninstallable apps, from which alot even run all the time in the background.
I 'm quite happy with my clean and fast rooted CM7 device. (HTC WildFire (Buzz))
Also the fact that Google is getting easy money for YOUR programming work, is debatable, imho.
To cut a long story short:
Is there an alternative way to get leafspy? Money is not the issue, I would not have a problem paying twice the price you ask, as long as I don't have to install the Playstore. (and the rest of the Google-apps)
I am trying to get Leaf Spy up on the Amazon site for Kindle users so you could try downloading it from there when it is available if you don't like PlayStore.
Right now I am having problems with Kindles where my app crashes when you change orientations a few times because Kindles seem to have poor garbage collection and the memory allocated to old screen images is not reclaimed and soon fills up all available memory. I may have to lock the orientation for Kindles as a quick temporary fix until I add code to do the garbage collection inside the app.
Turbo - I'm using the app on a Kindle Fire HD (KFHD) 8.9 running either stock Amazon OS 8.4.3 or CyanogenMod (CM) 10.1 (Jellybean 4.2.2) and the app works perfectly. No hangs, no problems with orientation changes with the device when running either OS.
I am sorry to find that it's still not available from Amazon, however, as it's marked 'not compatible' with the KFHD devices. I got it onto the Amazon 'side' of the device by booting in CM10, installing the app from the Google Play Store, then backing it up with Titanium backup. The resulting APK was easily installed once I rebooted the KFHD into the Amazon OS.
I simply do not understand why one wouldn't simply include a link to the free version APK in the initial post here as sideloading the app is painless on stock/unrooted KFHDs.