FDroid release with local app store and swapping

Added by hans over 3 years ago

As part of our Bazaar project, we have been working on ways to enable all methods of decentralized app distribution, and also experimenting with incorporating security auditing as part of that process. The goal is to make a very flexible and secure app store with decentralized trust. This phase is focused on sharing the apps on your phone with people in close proximity using whatever means are available (WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, SDCard, etc).

You can follow this work here:

Some of these features are already included in the last official FDroid release (0.66), but many have just been added in the latest test release of FDroid (which can be used to upgrade any official version of FDroid):

Here are some quick HOWTOs for using some of these new “swap” features for sharing apps between devices:

Try it out and let us know what you think!