FOSDEM '10 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. No registration necessary.

Roberto Jacinto
Day Sunday
Room Lameere
Start time 11:00
End time 11:30
Duration 00:30
Event type Podium
Track Embedded
Language English
apt-get for Android - with GUI

When launched, Google created a central point of distributing applications for the Android platform: the Android Market.This approach, although being an undefined standard for most of the major mobile families - Apple as AppStore for their iphone - has limitations, specially in user freedom and flexibility for the development.

Aptoide tries to create a way of sharing applications for Android in a way that the users are in control of what they distribute, how they distribute and what they want to see shared.

We will present the Aptoide concept and compare this to philosophies - central point vs distributed repositories - commenting on each pros and cons, and trying to merged them together.

In the end of the day, this talk proposes to show Android developers a new way of put their applications available which is an alternative of closed and inflexible Google's Android market.