F-Droid will soon have stricter requirements for apps showing up in the "Latest" tab in the F-Droid app:
If you are an app developer consider adding good descriptions, screenshots and a "Whats's New" section for your app.
If you notice that your favourite app doesn't fulfill all these requirements consider notifying the app's developers or just help them with a merge request adding the missing info to the source repo.
For people wanting to help updating/unblocking/adding apps, have a look at our issue tracker: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata and request for packaging tracker: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/rfp/issues
We've started work on new project to improve our app submission and review process, with a focus on making it easier for contributors to make ethical decisions https://f-droid.org/2020/01/16/tracking-the-trackers.html
We just published a about #FDroid activity at #36C3: https://f-droid.org/en/2020/01/09/f-droid-at-36c3.html
"Privacy built in: F-Droid App Store"
One of my side-projects is an alternative #FDroid client resurrecting the classic UI from before the 1.0 release.
Here's the list of things still to be fixed before an initial release: https://gitlab.com/Bubu/fdroidclassic/issues/1
One of the missing pieces is a proper icon which should resemble a retro/lo-fi version of the F-Droid robot. Anyone up for giving this a go?
I'm not a designer, so if nobody steps up the icon will be replaced by programmer art before release :D.
I sneaked a tiny change into the next #FDroid app release (1.8). App-details will now also display the summary text.
While it's a tiny trivial change, I'm hoping it'll make the app way more usefull. Because often summaries are the only translated text we've got. Also search results sometimes only show the first few words of a summary. Now it's becoming easy to find closure. Last but not least this will make the app and webiste more consistent.
Fake F-Droid App im Play Store. Wer einen Google-Account hat bitte die App melden!
It you have a google account please help with reporting this as harmful and impersonating.
*DO NOT INSTALL* (except if you are a malware researcher 😉)
Fake F-Droid app, please report:
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