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Move all Android apps to another appstore (marketplace) [duplicate]

asked 2014-07-06 17:53:39 +0300

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updated 2014-07-24 11:43:18 +0300

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Edit: Duplicate, please visit the following question to vote this issue. Thanks @Tanghus

Currently there's a small droid-icon to help recognizing all Android apps in Jolla Store.

In a long run, there might be quite a lot of Android apps used by Jolla owners. Now that the Yandex store and Aptoide store are downloadable as optional appstores (see Jolla Store > Categories > Marketplaces), I'd like to see all Android apps (except for the marketplaces themselves) removed from Jolla store, leaving Jolla store cleaned for Sailfish OS apps only.

As an example, this could be done with adding a new Aptoide store named "" and make it a 2nd default store installed to Aptoide (additional to Aptoide Official App Store, which is installed by default now). Apps in this 2nd store could even be tested to work on Jolla. However, this is just an example, please feel free to add new answers as other possibilities to implement this - Let's find the best solution together and vote it up to get rid of Android apps in Jolla store!

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Definitely, yes!

moosiqpipl ( 2014-07-06 18:11:40 +0300 )edit

Alternatively, the Store app could check whether Android support is installed. I know that all these Android apps could be inviting for people to also install the Android support, but I think that people that haven't installed it, did that on purpose.

paulvt ( 2014-07-06 18:18:17 +0300 )edit

Ok! There are many droid-stores. I'm used only native Sailfish apps. So the store is confussing...

utkiek ( 2014-07-06 23:09:29 +0300 )edit

Earlier question with suggestions for a solution:

I'm not crying duplicate on this one, as this has a lot of votes already (and is not exactly duplicate). But in the other question there is for example suggestion "option to hide android apps from store" with 19 votes, so maybe no point adding it here and starting from zero...?

ssahla ( 2014-07-06 23:23:20 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-07-07 01:27:30 +0300

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updated 2014-07-07 01:30:17 +0300

The Jolla store should handle all apps for jolla phones.

In most desktop linux environments there is usually a software manager. The software manager handles all installs, updates and removals. The norm is also that the software manager has a set of channels. One channel has the same software as the install media. Another has non-free applications. A third caters for software that are prohibited to use in certain countries. The list of available channels can be long.

Could the Jolla software manager (also known as the jolla store) use the same idea? The sailfish apps would be sorted into a handful of distinkt channels as stated above.

Each app market (yandex, aptoid, etc.) could then simply be added with one or more channels. One channel for free software, one for non-cost apps and a third for for-pay ones. ...or something similar.

Jolla would maintain a directory of channels that could be added to the software manager. Ticking a few boxes would give the user the selection of app markets he or she wants. Even experimental stuff or testing versions could have their own channels, used at ones own risk. .

After all, this is the standard in most modern linux distributions.

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First of all... It would be nice to clear the view of all android apps.

With channels, the android apps would be placed in a separate channel that I could simply deactivate. But my main reason for wanting a channeled system is that using only one software manager would increase security. I don't want to scare anyone but apps that can install stuff on my Jolla simply doesn't feel good.

It would also be nice to have an option just to add the "uncostly" channel, even with just sailfishOS stuff.

vattuvarg ( 2014-08-31 08:29:00 +0300 )edit


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