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Cool, es gibt eine neue Version von #Maps auf #fdroid und der Karten download funktioniert wieder 🎉

Maps (Offline OpenStreetMap maps) - https://f-droid.org/app/com.github.axet.maps


 

Privacy Preserving Analytics

F-Droid always avoids tracking users as much as we can.  We will never

require an account, and we have put a lot of
effort into making it hard
for even the f-droid.org server to track users. We also recognize
that usage data has value. It can be used to help show the level of
popularity, and to provide app developers some feedback on what users
like.

After years of moving totally away from data, including disabling
download counts on f-droid.org , we have started an experiment with
tracking usage without tracking users. We are building upon the
work of
Tor Project
and
Guardian Project .
We have enabled access logging on https://search.f-droid.org and
https://mirror.f-droid.org/ for the initial trial. ( Note: search
on f-droid.org could happen... show more


 
Bild/Fotoswitchingsocial wrote the following post Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:35:51 +0200

You don't have to use Google Play on your Android phone.

There's a free open alternative app store called F-Droid, which is much more privacy-friendly, and which you can install yourself relatively easily.

There's a simple instruction guide for beginners on switching.social:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-google-play/

There's a much more detailed guide by @IzzyOnDroid here:

https://android.izzysoft.de/articles/named/fdroid-intro-1

You can follow the official F-Droid account here:

@fdroidorg

#FDroid #GooglePlay #DeleteGoogle


 
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#Tox is working really fine, !

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#Tox is working really fine, !

The Tox Project

**https://tox.chat/index.html**


Tox began a few years ago, in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks regarding NSA spying activity. The idea was to create an instant messaging application that ran without requiring the use of central servers. The system would be distributed, peer-to-peer, and end-to-end encrypted, with no way to disable any of the encryption features; at the same time, the application would be easily usable by the layperson with no practical knowledge of cryptography or distributed systems. During the Summer of 2013 a small group of developers from
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Bild/Fotoswitchingsocial wrote the following post Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:31:52 +0200

You don't have to use Google Play on your Android phone.

There's a free open alternative called F-Droid, which is much more privacy-friendly, and which you can install yourself relatively easily.

There's a simple instruction guide for beginners on switching.social:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-google-play/

There's a much more detailed guide by @IzzyOnDroid here:

https://android.izzysoft.de/articles/named/fdroid-intro-1

You can follow the official F-Droid account here:

@fdroidorg

#FDroid #GooglePlay #DeleteGoogle


 
You don’t have to use Google Play for apps on your Android phone.

There’s a free open alternative app store called F-Droid, which is much more privacy-friendly, and which you can install yourself relatively easily.

There’s a simple instruction guide for beginners on switching.social:
https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-google-play/

There’s a much more detailed guide by @IzzyOnDroid here:
https://android.izzysoft.de/articles/named/fdroid-intro-1

You can follow the official F-Droid account on the ActivityPub Fediverse:
@fdroidorg@mastodon.technology

#FDroid #GooglePlay #DeleteGoogle #Android #AppStores
Ethical alternatives to Google Play


 
3. #FDroid should always be recommended for beginners. Especially on older Android versions. Many apps on F-Droid are supported for much older Android versions than apps from other sources. #PlannedObsolescence

It's not that complicated either. 1) download the apk, 2) allow unknown sources 3) install apk 4) enjoy your freedom


 
You don't have to use Google Play for apps on your Android phone.

There's a free open alternative app store called F-Droid, which is much more privacy-friendly, and which you can install yourself relatively easily.

There's a simple instruction guide for beginners on switching.social:
https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-google-play/

There's a much more detailed guide by @IzzyOnDroid here:
https://android.izzysoft.de/articles/named/fdroid-intro-1

You can follow the official F-Droid account on the ActivityPub Fediverse:
@fdroidorg@mastodon.technology

#FDroid #GooglePlay #DeleteGoogle
Ethical alternatives to Google Play


 
I've updated the prototype #fdroid page on switching.social, feedback still welcome:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-google-play/

Is this clear for you?

Does this match your reality?


 
Diese Woche In F-Droid , Woche 16, 2019

In dieser Ausgabe: Übersetzungen von App-Zusammenfassungen, Maintainer
gesucht, Android-SDK in Debian Buster akzeptiert, mehr Sprachen auf der
F-Droid-Website und Kleinkram. Es gibt **
neue und ** aktualiserte Apps.

F-Droid ist ein Repository verifizierter Free & Open Source Android Apps, ein Client , um darauf zuzugreifen, sowie ein ganzes “App Store Set”, das alle notwendigen Werkzeuge zum Einrichten und Betreiben eines App Stores bietet. Es ist ein gemeinschaftlich geführtes freies Softwareprojekt, das von einer Vielzahl von Mitwirkenden weiterentwickelt wird. Das ist ihre Geschichte der letzten Woche.

Krankheitsbedingt umfasst diese Ausgabe sowohl TWIF 46 als auch 47.

Übersetzungen von App-Zusammenfassungen, Maintainer gesucht

Die Übersetzungsarbeiten an den App-Zusammenfassungen haben durch
@_hc weiteren Schliff erhalten,
damit sie ziemlich problemlos werden. Es gibt nun 600 Apps, deren
Zusammenfassungen
übersetzbar sind,
und Übersetzer... show more


 
_aD: Since this wasn't answered to your post: Installing the privileged extension for #fdroid will turn F-Droid into a known source, so you'll no longer have to allow unknown sources.

switchingsocial: FYI: #Fairphone Open, which is not preinstalled, but officially supported by Fairphone, comes with the privileged extension preinstalled.

About your text: I'd switch the adjectives in the very first sentence. F-Droid is #FOSS or #FLOSS, while some apps are just #OSS.


 
Working on an #FDroid page for switching.social, would be great to get some feedback on this:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-google-play/

Is this easy enough to follow?

Does it match what you have to do to install F-Droid on your phone?


 

TWIF 49: The AnySoftKeyboard and Transdroid Torrent Search edition

This Week In F-Droid 49, Week 13, 2019

In this edition: Miscellaneous F-Droid work, AnySoftKeyboard and Transdroid Torrent Search updated.
There are 7 new and 76 updated apps.

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

F-Droid work

@_hc worked on the F-Droid client this week, and has tagged 1.6-alpha2 for release. It has a few big usability improvements, and improvements to code quality, making some confusing parts of the code a lot easier to understand. This should hit the repository soon, if it’s not already up by the ti... show more


 
Diese Woche In F-Droid , Woche 16, 2019

In dieser Ausgabe: Übersetzungen von App-Zusammenfassungen, Maintainer
gesucht, Android-SDK in Debian Buster akzeptiert, mehr Sprachen auf der
F-Droid-Website und Kleinkram. Es gibt **
neue und ** aktualiserte Apps.

F-Droid ist ein Repository verifizierter Free & Open Source Android Apps, ein Client , um darauf zuzugreifen, sowie ein ganzes “App Store Set”, das alle notwendigen Werkzeuge zum Einrichten und Betreiben eines App Stores bietet. Es ist ein gemeinschaftlich geführtes freies Softwareprojekt, das von einer Vielzahl von Mitwirkenden weiterentwickelt wird. Das ist ihre Geschichte der letzten Woche.

Krankheitsbedingt umfasst diese Ausgabe sowohl TWIF 46 als auch 47.

Übersetzungen von App-Zusammenfassungen, Maintainer gesucht

Die Übersetzungsarbeiten an den App-Zusammenfassungen haben durch
@_hc weiteren Schliff erhalten,
damit sie ziemlich problemlos werden. Es gibt nun 600 Apps, deren
Zusammenfassungen
übersetzbar sind,
und Übersetzer... show more


 

TWIF 50: First Twitch app in F-Droid

This Week In F-Droid 50, Week 14, 2019

In this edition: Twire is the first Twitch app to arrive in F-Droid.
There are 4 new and 66 updated apps.

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

New apps
SINE Isochronic Entrainer : Brainwave entrainment application with isochronic tones.


Featured Twire is the first free and open source Twitch browser and stream player to arrive in F-Droid. Features:


  Twitch account login
  Follow your streamers
  Read and write to the chat
  Custom themes (dark theme support!)
  Audio only mode
  
... show more


 

TWIF 46 & 47: Android SDK in Debian Buster and more website translations

This Week In F-Droid 47, Week 11, 2019

In this edition: App summary translations, looking for maintainer, android SDK in Debian Buster accepted, more languages on the F-Droid website and odds and ends.
There are 21 new and 151 updated apps.

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

Due to illness, this edition encompasses both TWIF 46 and 47.

App summary translations, looking for maintainer

The translation workflow for app summaries has seen some more polishing from @_hc , getting pretty smooth. There are n... show more


 
Erik Albers - 2019-04-10 16:39:01 GMT
This #toot has been scheduled and published thanks to @fdroidorg 's recent upgrade from #Mastalab to #Fedilab. You can even #schedule #boosts now Bild/Foto

This is a big step in user experience, thank you very much @tom79 ! I just donated you some Euros for this to help you keep the good work going.

#mastodon #fdroid #ux #gdroid


 

The Latest Tab now highlights good descriptions

In the F-Droid Android client, the Latest Tab is a place for F-Droid

to showcase apps that pay extra attention to communicating to users.
With the upcoming 1.6 release, the Latest Tab will now only show apps
that meet certain criteria. The goal is to point users to apps where
they can better explore what they do only by looking at it in F-Droid.
There will always be privacy concerns around installing apps, so users
should have a good idea about what they install. This as a tool for
the F-Droid community to encourage app developers to put that extra
effort into explaining what the app does to potential users. All apps
will still be listed in Search and Categories Tabs.

So with the 1.6 release, only apps that include all of the following
pieces in their app metadata will be show on Latest:

Name
Summary
Description
Lic... show more


 

TWIF 48: guardianproject.info migration

This Week In F-Droid 48, Week 12, 2019

In this edition: The guardianproject.info website migration effort is underway, and odds-and-ends.
There are 6 new and 82 updated apps.

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

Guardian Project Hugo Migration

Coffee and @_hc have been working to migrate the guardianproject.info website to Hugo. The site has been set up, and much of the content has been migrated, but work remains to get all the details right and port over the navigation.

Google Play Issues

@vanitasvitae points to a story about KDE Connect being briefly removed from the Google Play Store, oste... show more


 
This Week In F-Droid , Week 15, 2019

In this edition: App summary translations, looking for maintainer, android
SDK in Debian Buster accepted, more languages on the F-Droid website and
odds and ends. There are ** new and ** updated apps.

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

Due to illness, this edition encompasses both TWIF 46 and 47.

App summary translations, looking for maintainer

The translation workflow for app summaries has seen some more polishing from
@_hc , getting pretty smooth. There
are now 600 apps whose summaries have been made
translatable , and
translators have been working on them already. He is now looking for someone
to take over the maintenance process for this. Basically it is just pulling
in new commits from Weblate, ru... show more


 
Did you know that @gdroid an alternative client app to browse the #fdroid repository, allows you to leave comments on apps thanks to your Mastodon/Pleroma account?
More: https://f-droid.org/fr/packages/org.gdroid.gdroid/


 
@Digitalcourage Wir stimmen zu, Software sollte möglichst immer reproduzierbar gebaut sein. Aber Achtung: Entgegen des Zitats ist Software bei #FDroid und #Debian nicht immer reproduzierbar gebaut.


 
Even if the article was written for non-technical users, it's strange to give the advice to use IOS instead of Android. Apple seems as bad (or even worse) in terms of spying/restricting users. It would have been nice to mention LineageOS and F-Droid which are real FOSS alternatives.

#lineageos #fdroid #freesoftware


 
+++ Neu +++

Die #FDroid,# GDroid und #FreieSoftware #InstallParty am Sonntag um 10 Uhr in W3 ist frei wie Freibier und ohne Workshopticket besuchbar:
https://chemnitzer.linux-tage.de/2019/en/programm/beitrag/269

Mitmachen, Weitersagen, Spaß haben!

#CLT2019
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3rik wrote: Komm vorbei am @fsfe Stand bei den #Chemnitzer #LinuxTage, versorge dich mit unserem neuesten Infomaterial und Aufklebern und sprich mit mit uns über #FreieSoftware. Unser nettes Team freut sich schon auf spannende Fragen und Gespräche! Und wer Bock auf @fdroidorg und @gdroid hat oder Lust darauf beide kennenzulernen, kommt morgen früh in meinem workshop vorbei: https://chemnitzer.linux-tage.de/2019/en/programm/beitrag/269#CLT2019 #fdroid #gdroid #FreeYourAndroid


 
3rik wrote: Komm vorbei am @fsfe Stand bei den #Chemnitzer #LinuxTage, versorge dich mit unserem neuesten Infomaterial und Aufklebern und sprich mit mit uns über #FreieSoftware. Unser nettes Team freut sich schon auf spannende Fragen und Gespräche! Und wer Bock auf @fdroidorg und @gdroid hat oder Lust darauf beide kennenzulernen, kommt morgen früh in meinem workshop vorbei: https://chemnitzer.linux-tage.de/2019/en/programm/beitrag/269#CLT2019 #fdroid #gdroid #FreeYourAndroid


 
Komm vorbei am @fsfe Stand bei den #Chemnitzer #LinuxTage, versorge dich mit unserem neuesten Infomaterial und Aufklebern und sprich mit mit uns über #FreieSoftware. Unser nettes Team freut sich schon auf spannende Fragen und Gespräche!

Und wer Bock auf @fdroidorg@mastodon.technology und @gdroid@mastodon.technology hat oder Lust darauf beide kennenzulernen, kommt morgen früh in meinem workshop vorbei: https://chemnitzer.linux-tage.de/2019/en/programm/beitrag/269

#CLT2019 #fdroid #gdroid #FreeYourAndroid
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#signal #messenger #privacy #encryption #federation #libresignal #google #playstore #fdroid #openwhisper


 
#Fdroid because I need it to download #Briar and #orbot to even hide that I downloaded #Briar.


 

TWIF 45: Localization improvements and faster news

This Week In F-Droid 45, Week 09, 2019

In this edition: Localization improvements in the F-Droid repository, F-Droid News section is splitting off, german article on how to have your own F-Droid repository, and Calendar Notifications Plus unpublished from Play Store.
There are 2 new and 64 updated apps.

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

Localization improvements in the F-Droid repository

As part of the Linguine grant, Weblate has implemented F-Droid/Fastlane support for app description metadata. This makes it incredibly easy to add translations withou... show more


 

TWIF 44: Mirror, mirror on the wall

This Week In F-Droid 44, Week 08, 2019

In this edition: Mirror work in F-Droid 1.6 alpha 1, new blog on Planet F-Droid, submission queue maintenance, and part 4 of Izzy’s F-Droid series published in print.
There are 7 new and 35 updated apps.

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

Mirror work in F-Droid 1.6 alpha 1

@_hc has spent most of the week on mirror support in F-Droid. All that work is contained in the next alpha release of F-Droid 1.6, alpha 1. There were a number of small related fixes, and it will now choose a random mirror for each APK download.

For the index its... show more


 
#unitoodailynews, #fdroid, #android, #softwarelibero, #freesoftware, #market TWIF 44: Mirror, mirror on the wall | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository


 

TWIF 43: The Android Rebuilt edition (alpha)

This Week In F-Droid 43, Week 07, 2019

In this edition: First alpha of android-rebuilds is up, F-Droid performance and Izzy triaging.
There are 15 new and 69 updated apps.

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

First alpha of android-rebuilds is up

The first alpha of the android-rebuilds repo for sdkmanager is up: https://mirror.f-droid.org/android-free/repository/repository.xml

This is the free software rebuild of all the Android SDK components, done by @beuc . See:... show more


 


Tor fingerprints thousands of users who download its phone apps to Android


This is shocking and depressing.

Tor’s Android app download pages are laden with Google trackers!

As we can see by these screen grabs of the Guardian Project’s secure apps page, their syndication deal with the Big G means there are two Google tracker requests on this page (from 2 Google embeds, Gstatic and GoogleAPIs)

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Google APIs tends to employ different Google bits like fonts and can be made safe if tweaked by the website's developers, but Gstatic is a collector.

I haven’t checked the HTML but these are probably loaded by the Google widget, bottom left on th... show more