May be I am asking discussion related question, I am sorry if you feel it wrong, but I am really stuck while deciding what to do.

For first time app Installation I have to give Download link for users from My own server because users don't have access to other Internet (also play store). I have uploaded app to my own server and gave download link to other users from there.

Now while installing that from that location gives warning that it is from untrusted location and ask to change the setting and tick unknown location. maybe because I haven't signed this app with play store. Now, If I sign it with play store key and upload it to app store also, but for first time If I give same app download from my server, will it give same warning ?

Or else what things I can do to remove that warning while downloading from my own server.

Any other ways of dealing with this scenario will be helpful.

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Unknown Sources simply means applications that are not downloaded from the Google Play Store. Even if you put your applications on Amazon App Store or other alternative stores, your users will have to enable Unknown Sources.

You can't change this behaviour, except maybe by modifying Android's sources, but I'm sure you don't want to.

  • will this help me add my download URL to app store Feb 7, 2014 at 7:28
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    @user2934866 As the page describes, that's only useful if you have Google Apps on your domain, and all your users also have email addresses in that domain.
    – Dan Hulme
    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:19

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