Who set up the sailfish-apps store in Aptoide (Store) [duplicate]

asked 2018-01-17 14:12:44 +0300

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Hi there, I am a new Sailfish user and really like the idea of being independent of the Google/Apple smartphone monopoly. However, some of the Android apps would be quite useful, so I installed the Android support + Store (Aptoide) app on setup. I have a question about Aptoide. As far as I understand anyone can post anything to Aptoide and therefore it is potentially difficult to tell a genuine app from malware. My Store app defaults to the sailfish-apps store in Aptoide. Is this store maintained by the Jolla/Sailfish team and are these apps safe? I can't find any information on where this store came from. Most of the common apps seem genuine, but I thought it was worth checking, especially as the Aptoide app is now named Store and looks like it would be the default/endorsed Store app from Jolla for Android apps.

Anyways, replies would be much appreciated! Thanks!


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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by Sthocs
close date 2018-01-17 15:21:47.424708



Welcome! Hope you are enjoying Sailfish :)

Be aware that this forum is 4 years old and a lot of the common questions have already been asked. Yours has been asked here: https://together.jolla.com/question/54834/jolla-aptoide-store-app-selections/

Sthocs ( 2018-01-17 15:21:22 +0300 )edit

Thanks for the link. Do you know what the difference is between the Jolla store (on Aptoide) and the sailfish-apps store? The link is about the former, but my Aptoide app seems to default towards the latter. Is this a newer version? Is this one actually maintained/checked by Jolla?

stef ( 2018-01-17 15:36:19 +0300 )edit

its the same, just renamed for unknown reasons

welcome to tjc

pawel ( 2018-01-17 15:41:33 +0300 )edit