• Franzia
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    353 months ago

    This REALLY sucks and I have like 10 of these apps on my phone right now because I get everything from F-Droid on my otherwise standard android phone.

    • @[email protected]
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      3 months ago

      F-Droid probably won’t accept any builds with adware/tracking in them, so probably we’ll just stay on an old version until a fork or alternative comes along. There’s also a toggle on my preferred F-Droid manager app (droid-ify) to ignore new versions

      • @[email protected]
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        123 months ago

        If it’s open source F-Droid will permit it but warns you of anti-features, at least on first install. I’m not expecting an update now but if they do I can see if F-Droid warns me about the spyware and adverts.

        • @[email protected]
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          23 months ago

          Well, the F-Droid team may in theory permit it, but it’s also the F-Droid team that has to actively build and distribute the new version. If they don’t feel like distributing a newer version, they can absolutely do that.

  • JohnEdwa
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    283 months ago

    If I got a dollar every time the gallery app I like got sold to a shitty ad company, I would have two dollars. Which isn’t much, but fuck Cheetah Mobile and ZipoApps.

  • southsamurai
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    233 months ago

    Jesus fucking Christ, there’s no such thing as a trustworthy android developer at this point

    • danielfgom
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      233 months ago

      He probably wasn’t making enough money to keep it going. Especially since few were donating I’m guessing. And even the tip amount was ltd then €1. That’s too low.

      This way he gets some money for all his hard work. But it’s crap for everyone else.

      I find his apps too simple and the dialer had a bug where if you get a call and accidently swipe away the notification, the phone would ring with no way to answer it.

        • @[email protected]
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          83 months ago

          Hmm, I don’t see anyone campaigning for funds. Honestly I’d chip in to my instance, but I don’t know if they even have a paypal.

      • southsamurai
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        -33 months ago

        The problem is that the dude started out claiming it was a project for his own satisfaction. Then he tried to monetize later, and now wants to cash out.

        Which is fine, that’s the way the world works. But the number of developers that make one claim or another and then change their tune later is absurd. It isn’t even about the money aspect, it’s that the dude switched gears rather than making a realistic plan from the beginning.

  • @[email protected]
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    203 months ago

    Shit. I used to use most of these apps when my life was more degoogled, but even now I like the gallery a hell of a lot more than other options I’ve found. Guess it’s an opportunity to see what else is out there.

  • kpw
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    93 months ago

    Sad to see them go, I use their apps every day. Probably they don’t really need any updates for a long time, hopefully an open source fork will emerge until then.

    • Chris Ely
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      Installing from F-Droid prevents sales like this from causing silent “upgrades” to advertising-infested versions.

      @kpw

      • kpw
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        53 months ago

        Great, I did get them from F-Droid.

  • runefehay
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    83 months ago

    Any good substites on FDroid? Specifically SMS and file manager?