When we are using apps, sometimes we get an issue that why we cannot use other app instead of this app. Same question get while we use AC Market. There are so many Alternatives that we have. So, why do we worry about that? What are these alternatives? Alternative means Apps that we can use instead of AC Market. We all know AC Market also just like Google play store. It is an app market. There are so many alternatives for AC Market is around the world. They are F-Droid,Aptoid, APK pure, APK Mirror, Aurora store, Fossdroid, AppBrain, Amazon Appstore, G-Droid, Get Jar, 1Mobile, Aurora droid, APKProz and TorrApk etc. lets talk about one by one.
F-Droid is an easy installable App. It is for android and it is a Free and open source app. There are so many benefits that users can get. User has facilitated to search and install apps. Not only that user will keep in touch with updates but also user can browse the repository with the web browser. User can directly download apps from there. There applications are free and open source software which are in default repository. They release with under GPL or Apache license. But there is something that user should know. Most software gets all user activities without their permission. As an example, via Google analytics they get users activities report. They track user behavior. Most of the time, they do that by using most advertising platforms. But in F-Droid’s own repository those above things are excluded. F-Droid is not in the Google Market. User should go through F-Droid we site and install it. F-Droid is originated as a fork of Aptoide. Then user can user Aptoide to install F-Droid. There are some features in F-Droid. They are auto update, so many categories, custom repos, open source apps and App store.there are two categories in F-Droid. They divided into which called online services and OS and utilities.
Aptoide is a distributed marketplace for Android. Aptoide is not like default Google play store. Because there is not centralized and unique store. users manage own store. Presently, different versions of Aptoide, they called as
- Aptoide TV- en edition for TVs and STB s
- Aptoide Kids – for kids devices
- Aptoide mobile and Aptoide lite – developed for smartphone and tablets
Aptoide launched for VR store which is virtual reality that is latest technology using in Facebook also. Aptoide allows to partners manage their own app store and customize them which is B2B solution. We can access with open source through Aptoide app. It is also a store. There are several forks in it just like F-Droid. Aptoide use open protocol which is based on XML to communicate between client and servers. APT packaging manager is concept which is using to handle multiple source or repositories. The concept is inspired that. If user wants a package, then use client to search for source which is application is located.
If you wonder how this name is made of, there are two words combined which are “APT” (the Debian package manager) and “oide” (last syllable of Android).
Aptoide platform has been increased more than 97 million users in 2015 and 2.8 billion downloads. Not only that Aptoide in more than 40 languages and there are 700000 more apps in the store.
Aptoide is listed into several categories; APK stores, Interesting and open source Android apps, android app store, iOS App market and Android app store. We can see some different features in Aptoide. It is program launchers, distributed marketplace, root required and windows XP compatibility. There are three categories. They are development, online service and OS and utilities.
APK pure is beat maker. It helps to download old versions. It is page labeling, white labeled and update notifier. APK pure is totally free. It is for Android devices.
APKMirror is developed by AndroidPolice.com to make things easy and fun. APKMirror is listed into APK stores,APK sources, Apks, markets and android app store. There are some features in it. We can download old versions using this APKMirror and there is MD5 signature also. It helps to download Apk download.
There is an unofficial Free and open source software client to Google play store with an elegant design. What is that? It is Aurora store download. User can update and search apps just like play store. Aurora does not ask Google’s proprietary framework. It works properly with Google play service or MicroG.
We can find some features in this Aurora.
- We can find free and Libre software in Aurora has GPLv3 license
- Another attractive thing is we can find beautiful design. They built upon latest material design guidelines.
- User can use anonymous account to log in and download apps. So, users do not afraid about their privacy.
- User can use their own Google account to download, purchased app, as their wish list
- User can instantly see trackers who are hidden in codes, with exodus integration.
Aurora supports two platforms; they are Android and Android tablet. Aurora store is listed into xen master’s minimalist android apps, android app store, My “must have” Android apps, Android and APK stores.