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What are places to talk about apps [on hold]

I have made an app recently and I want to know what people think about it, where can I share it? I am looking for communities that test apps, or something similar from where I can get.opinions about ...
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Question about Aptoide

I found this “Aptoide” app on my Android A5 the other day but I certainly don’t recall downloading it. I opened it up and somehow got to the updates section. It showed me available updates for a bunch ...
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Can I trust apps downloaded from Aptoide? [duplicate]

I just downloaded an app from there that is suppose to allow Screen Off Writing. After installing, it was anything but that. How much checking does Aptoide do on apps? Can I trust apps I get from ...
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How to migrate app data when switching the app source

Say I have "FunnyApp" installed from Playstore, now it turns up at F-Droid – and I want to replace the Playstore version by the F-Droid one (same issue vice-versa). Trouble is, I cannot simply update ...
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Which has viruses? Aptoide, or the apps that come with it?

I have heard many things about Aptoide (or Aptoide) and without any money, I am desperate to get fnaf 2. But my desperation still makes me ask "Which has the virus? Aptoide (or Aptoide), or the apps ...
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Why are apps on Aptoide newer than the Play Store?

I have seen many of the usual apps such as YouTube, Facebook and Google Maps even, that have a newer version in Aptoide rather than Google Play Store. How is this possible since Google Maps and ...
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Cannot install apps from google play store [closed]

I am using Samsung Galaxy Y, Android version 2.3.6 only, I rooted it yesterday and now I could not install apps from google play store. And as device memory is small so I think it's better if I ...
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How to report potential abuse in Aptoide without becoming a member?

The Aptoide store is an alternative platform where you can get Android apps. I found an app on Aptoide store via Google that has a size of 3.3 MB. The same app with the same app-version in F-Droid ...
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App updates from different sources

I'd like to know why F-Droid shows updates before Google Play Store. Typically these are apps like Hacker's Keyboard and NetGuard Firewall, etc. Wouldn't the developers of such apps submit changes at ...
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Is apkmirror.com safe?

Is it safe to download and install Google Play from apkmirror.com? How can I check this is a safe download? Backstory: I had to factory reset my original Samsung Galaxy Tab as it refused to start up....
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How to make alternative app markets perform automatic updates?

I have tried F-Droid and the Amazon App Store, but I had to confirm every update manually. Is there a way to make any alternative app markets (i.e. not Google Play Store) auto-update in the background,...
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(ROOT apps, tweaks, roms, scripts, hacks) cydia like app for android? [closed]

i was wondering if there was an app for android that is like cydia. i want an app that has a huge collection of tweaks, hacks, roms, scrips, apps, themes; just like how cydia (for ios) has. im not ...
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How safe is the Aptoide apk?

I was going to install aptoide, but some of the permissions raised concerns for me. Why does is need my precise location, need to be able to add or remove accounts, create accounts and set passwords, ...
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How safe is it to use Aptoide?

As with the latest update to Google Play one now longer sees the full list of permissions requested by an app on install/update1, I feel my privacy invaded. Even worse, an app could sneak in ...
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Is there a shop like Cydia on iOS for Android? [duplicate]

Most apps in the Google Play store have a free version and a paid version. On iOS there is a shop called Cydia, where you can try out most apps for free before you buy them in the App Store. Is there ...
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Installing Android apps from Samsung store to non Samsung Android device like htc phone

I have a htc phone, I want to install few apps from Samsung market. But users of htc can not download apps from Samsung Market, Samsung Market is only available to Samsung devices. Does anyone know ...
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Do the apps purchased via SlideME.org give you notifications about available updates?

SlideME is a website where you can purchase apps (useful for countries where Play Store does not support purchase yet). Will I get a notification if their apps are updated?
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What are the alternative Android app markets?

How many competing Android markets (other than the Play Store itself) are there and are they any good? Which ones do you use and why?