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This Week in F-Droid, Week 20

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...

This Week in F-Droid, Week 19

F-Droid es un [catálogo] instalable (https://f-droid.org/en/packages/) de FOSS (aplicaciones de software libre y de código abierto) para la plataforma Android. El cliente facilita la navegación, la instalación y el seguimiento de las actualizaciones en su dispositivo. Esta publicación enumera cosas notables que sucedieron en...

This Week in F-Droid, Week 18

Hi everyone! You have been telling us you liked the first #twif, so have another!

F-Droid es un [catálogo] instalable (https://f-droid.org/en/packages/) de FOSS (aplicaciones de software libre y de código abierto) para la plataforma Android. El cliente facilita la navegación, la instalación y...

This Week in F-Droid

¡Hola a todos! Este es un pequeño experimento desencadenado por Matrix Project comenzando su propio TWIM (Esta semana en Matrix), quien a su vez robó la idea de TWIR (This Week In Rust). Por lo tanto, ahora te damos la primera versión de prueba de...

Liberapay, una plataforma de donación totalmente gratuita

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Recientemente, F-Droid ha ganado el apoyo de Liberapay, una plataforma de donación totalmente gratuita destinada a proyectos de software. Liberapay en sí mismo es un software totalmente gratuito de código abierto que se enfoca en donaciones...

Actualizaciones del Sitio Web

Hemos hecho un par de actualizaciones importantes en este sitio web. En primer lugar, una quejaque tuvimos por mucho tiempo sobre este sitio web es que solo hay botones de donación prominentes para F-Droid, y no para las aplicaciones. Queremos apoyar a tantos desarrolladores de aplicaciones como sea posible, por...

Presentación de F-Droid en la conferencia Linux.conf.au 2018

En Sydney, Nueva Gales del Sur, desde el lunes 22 de enero hasta el viernes 26 de enero, Linux.conf.au, tuvo lugar la conferencia australiana Linux.

F-Droid Peter Serwylo estuvo allí el jueves 25 de enero, presentando su _ “F-Droid: la tienda de aplicaciones privada, segura, gratuita y abierta para...

¡Fairphone Open envía F-Droid Privileged Extension!

Fairphone ha tomado un gran paso para crear un teléfono Android totalmente gratuito. Ya tienen Fairphone Open, una versión alternativa de Android que no incluye ninguna aplicación propietaria. El Fairphone Updater incorporado hace que sea muy fácil cambiar un Fairphone de la versión de Google Android a Fairphone...

Próxima auditoría de seguridad

Hemos comenzado el proceso de la segunda auditoría de seguridad de la configuración de F-Droid. La auditoría se llevará a cabo por Radically Open Security, que es un socio natural de F-Droid, ya que comparten nuestro enfoque en el software libre y los procesos abiertos. Una vez que recibamos...

Nuevas colaboraciones para exponer Trackeo

Desde el 210, la comunidad de F-Droid ha estado trabajando en proveer unicamente Software gratuito verificado 100% , y para hacer obvias todas las formas de trackeo, y anti-features” encontradas comunmente en aplicaciones. F-Droid provee un ecosistema de aplicaciones completo donde los usuarios son notificados activamente sobre trackeo y...

F-Droid y la vulnerabilidad de Janus

La Vulnerabilidad de Janus ha surgido en el mundo de Android, y nos hemos apresurado a mantenerlo lejos.

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Primero, f-droid.org, guardianproject.info/fdroid and apt.izzysoft.de/fdroid fueron escaneados en busca de posibles aplicaciones afectadas por Janus y no fue encontrada ninguna....

Publicando un repositorio de actualizaciones nocturnas en GitLAb o Travis CI

Tener usuarios ejecutando “nightly” builds es una buena manera de obtener comentarios rapidamente acerca de activideades de desarrollos actuales. Una forma clave de obtener este tipo de realimentacion es hacer tan facil como sea posible instalar the nightly builds, y permanecer actualizado. Ahora lass herramientas de F-Droid te dejan automatizar...

F-Droid es 1.0!

10 de Octubre, 10-10, es el dia perfecto para anunciar F-Droid 1.0! Despues de 7 años y el año pasado de desarrollo intenso, estamos listos para llamar al ecosistema F-Droid listo y optimo. Pensamos que F-Droid es sufientemente maduro y listo para los usuarios.

Con 60+ Idiomas, 100+ colaboradores, 2500+aplicaciones...

Como F-Droid esta llevando aplicaciones a Cuba

Unicamente en el 2015, cuando el govierno abrio el primer punto de acceso WiFi en el pais, el acceso a internet se volvio disponible para los Cubanos ordinarios. Antes de eso, incluso cuando los telefonos modernos llegaron al pais, eran utilizados unicamente sin acceso a Internet....

Anunciando nuevas librerias: Canales de actualizacion F-Droid

Para poder completar el ecosistema de distribucion de F-Droid, introducimos Canales de Actualizacion F-Droid . “ Un conjunto de librerias para encontrar actualizaciones para aplicaciones , sin importar de donde fueron descargadas originalmente.” En muchas partes del mundo, es muy comun obtener APKs para Android fuera de las tiendas...

«Una renovada interfaz fraguándose durante seis años»

F-Droid entró a formar parte del ecosistema Android hace más de seis años. Desde entonces, se han integrado más de 2000 aplicaciones en el repositorio principal, se han añadido muchas funcionalidades importantes, se ha traducido el cliente a más de 40 diferentes lenguas y muchas cosas más.

Sin embargo,...

«Partiendo hacia una nueva década de debates»

Nos emociona anunciar el lanzamiento del nuevo foro oficial de F-Droid: forum.f-droid.org.

Hemos trabajado duro para revisar el sitio web con el objetivo de hacer más fácil modernizarlo, aceptar contribuciones e internacionalizarlo. La diferencia principal es el cambio de la tecnología subyacente de Wordpress a Jekyll. Sin...

F-Droid admite archivos de expansión APK Expansion Files, también llamados OBB

Muchos juegos, aplicaciones de mapas y demás requieren grandes cantidades de datos para funcionar. El tamaño del archivo APK para una aplicación de Android está limitado a 100 MB de tamaño, pero normalmente el mapa de un solo país ya ocupa más que eso. Además, para no interrumpir a los...

Client 0.102 released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.102 is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

These are the changes since 0.101:

  • Optionally keep install history
  • Optionally let repositories request installs...

Client 0.101 released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.101 is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

These are the changes since 0.100:

  • Support for Android 2.2 is dropped, 2.3.3 or later...

Client 0.100 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.100 is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

These are the changes since 0.99.2:

  • Ability to download apps in the background
  • Significant performance...

Get it on F-Droid badges

Get it on F-Droid

If your app is available on F-Droid, you can now add a “Get it on F-Droid” badge to your website or markdown README file following these instructions.

For more information, see the new F-Droid artwork repo on...

Client 0.99 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.99 is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

These are the changes since 0.98.1:

  • Add simple “Use Tor” setting.
  • Enable TLS v1.2 for...

Client 0.98.1 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.98.1 is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

This is a maintenance release, with the following fixes since 0.98:

  • Fix crash when entering...

Client 0.98 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.98 is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

These are the changes since 0.97:

  • Add opt-in crash reporting via ACRA
  • Add support for...

Client 0.97 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.97 is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

This is a maintenance release, with the following changes from 0.96.1

  • Add option to prompt...

Client 0.96.1 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.96.1 is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

This is a maintenance release, with the following changes from 0.96

  • Fix crash when updating...

Client 0.96 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.96 is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

This is a maintenance release, with the following changes from 0.95.1

  • Move the repo index...

Client 0.95.1 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.95.1, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

This is a maintenance release, with the following changes from 0.95:

  • Disable prompt to install...

Client 0.95 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.95, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Main changes since 0.92:

  • Start porting UI to Material Design, including a new launcher icon
  • ...

Client 0.92 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.92, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Main changes since 0.91:

  • Make swap only in portrait mode to prevent crashes and issues...

Client 0.91 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.91, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Main changes since 0.88:

  • Don’t request the “Write to external storage” permission on 4.4 and...

Client 0.88 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.88, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Main changes since 0.83:

  • Show list of apps in the update notification (on devices with...

Client 0.83 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.83, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Main changes since 0.78:

  • Fix possible crashes when installing or uninstalling apps.
  • Fix issue that...

Client 0.78 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.78, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Main changes since 0.76:

  • Compatibility with Android 5.0 has been implemented. In the previous release,...

Client 0.76 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.76, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Main changes since 0.66:

  • Added “local repo” support to host an F-Droid repo on the...

F-Droid at RMLL

RMLL

The 15th Libre Software Meeting, RMLL Montpelier 2014 takes place in France from the 5th to the 11th of July and F-Droid will be there.

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Client 0.66 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.66, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Main changes since 0.63:

  • Fixed a crash on startup for devices with more than 500...

Client 0.63 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.63, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Main changes since 0.58:

  • Support for Network Service Discovery of local FDroid repos on Android...

Client 0.58 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.58, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Main changes since 0.55:

  • Icons are now downloaded with a resolution that matches the device’s...

F-Droid at FOSDEM

FOSDEM 2014 is coming up on the 1st and 2nd of February, in Brussels.

F-Droid developer Daniel Martí will be giving a talk about the project on Sunday 2nd at 10am. See the talk details on the FOSEDEM site for more...

Client 0.55 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.55, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

This is a minor update to the 0.54 release, with the following changes:

  • Fixed problems...

Client 0.54 released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.54, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Main changes since 0.50:

  • New options on the App Details screen to ignore all future...

F-Droid Talk – Catalonia

On Saturday the 9th of November, F-Droid developer Daniel Martí will be giving a talk entitled “Distribution of Free Software applications on Android”. The talk will present F-Droid, the software the project produces, and the services it offers. It will be mainly aimed at the generic Android user, who...

Client 0.50 released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.50, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Main changes since 0.46:

  • New basic app sharing functionality.
  • Handle f-droid.org web repo as well...

Second F-Droid Workshop in Berlin

Following the success of the first F-Droid Workshop in Berlin, there will be another this weekend.

The workshop is aimed at developers and advanced users – if...

F-Droid Workshop – Berlin

F-Droid Workshop – learn how to include new apps into the repository.

  • When? Saturday the 3rd of August, 2PM – 5PM
  • Where? IN-Berlin (http://in-berlin.de/space)
  • Who? Daniel Martí – F-Droid developer

The workshop is aimed at developers and advanced users – if you know how to...

Client 0.46 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.46, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Main changes since 0.45:

  • Worked around a bad interaction with Google App Verification (relevant only...

Client 0.45 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.45, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Main changes since 0.42:

  • Fixed a bug where repository update checks could happen more frequently...

Client 0.42 Released

The latest release of the F-Droid Repository Client, version 0.42, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Main changes since 0.38:

  • New option to launch installed applications directly from the client.
  • Improved...

Client 0.38 Released

The latest release of the FDroid Repository Client, version 0.38, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Changed since 0.33:

  • Enhanced descriptions, including better formatting possibilities, external links, and direct links between...

Client 0.33 Released

The latest release of the FDroid Repository Client, version 0.33, is now available. You can download it from the home page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Changed since 0.31:

  • Update notifications take you straight to the updates tab.
  • Various performance improvements...

Client 0.31 Released

The latest release of the FDroid Repository Client, version 0.31, is now available. You can get it from the repository page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

Changed since 0.28:

  • Fixed a bug in the French translation that caused a crash if...

Client 0.28 Released

The latest release of the FDroid Repository Client, version 0.28, is now available. You can get it from the repository page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

The main changes in this release are:

  • New Categories within the client for What’s New...

Security Notice – TextSecure

Unfortunately, the TextSecure application is now deleted from the repository.

Previous versions of this have a serious security flaw. One feature of the software is that all SMS messages sent and received are stored in an encrypted database. However, due to an apparent oversight by the developer, all...

Repository Client 0.25

The latest release of the FDroid Repository Client, version 0.25, is now available. You can get it from the repository page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

This is a minor update release, with lots of translation updates and various small user interface...

Repository Client 0.24

The latest release of the FDroid Repository Client, version 0.24, is now available. You can get it from the repository page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

This release fixes a problem that caused notifications of updates to your installed applications to not...

Andor’s Trail

Andor’s Trail is a classic RPG. Your brother, the Andor of the title, has disappeared, and via a series of interlinked quests your job is to find...

Repository Client 0.23

The latest release of the FDroid Repository Client, version 0.23, is now available. You can get it from the repository page or, if you already have...

Repository Client 0.22

The latest release of the FDroid Repository Client, version 0.22, is now available. You can get it from the repository page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

This release contains numerous minor fixes and user interface improvements, but the main changes since...

Repository Client 0.21

The latest release of the FDroid Repository Client, version 0.21, is now available. You can get it from the repository page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

The main changes since the previous release are:

  • Donate option – for applications...

FOSDEM Schedules

It seemed like a shame that although there are two choices of FOSS application to keep track of the busy FOSDEM schedule on your phone, you were...

Repository Client 0.20

The latest release of the FDroid Repository Client, version 0.20, is now available. You can get it from the repository page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

The main changes since the previous official release are:

  • Signed repository index. Although...

Repository Client 0.17

The latest release of the FDroid Repository Client, version 0.17, is now available. You can get it from the repository page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

The main changes since the previous version are:

  • Search – this has started to...

Sokoban

No prizes for guessing that Sokoban is an implementation of the classic game Sokoban. Unless you’ve never heard of it of course. I’ll assume that’s the case,...

Repository Client 0.14

The latest release of the FDroid Repository Client, version 0.14, is now available. You can get it from the repository page or, if you already have an earlier version installed, just update.

The main changes since the previous version are:

  • Background updating of the repository index,...

ConnectBot

ConnectBot is an essential tool for the sysadmin on the move, or the stationary sysadmin on the beach. It’s a fully functional SSH client packed with useful features,...

The Donate Pledge

A while back I read about the Paid App Pledge over at Android Guys. I didn’t want to sign up to that – the last thing I want to do is encourage more hidden source code.

The intention is a good one though – encouraging more high...

Missile Intercept

Missile Intercept is a game modelled on the classic Missile Command, complete with retro-style graphics. You’re defending three cities at the bottom of the screen from destruction...

F-Droid Repository Alpha

Following on from the earlier post (read first if you don’t know what this is about), you can now try an alpha release of the software. There’s a lot of planned functionality still missing, but it’s fully functional and useful.

MathDoku

I’ll start by saying that I hate Sudoku, it always struck me as very tedious, and I’ve never heard of KenKen, the variation on which this game is...

F-Droid Repository Vapourware

The observant amongst you will have noticed the “and more” in this site’s tagline. I thought I’d write a little bit of an introduction to that side of things, since I’ve briefly mentioned it to various people already anyway.

The plan is to implement something that’s sorely missing...

StatusNet Mobile

This is the official client for StatusNet microblogs, including the popular Identi.ca.

On one hand I expected great things from this, because it comes direct from StatusNet’s...

NetCounter

NetCounter is a simple but effective application to keep track of your data usage. It counts cell and wi-fi data separately and displays a summary of both in...

gvSIG Mini

There are plenty of options for mapping on Android, including the virtually ubiquitous Google Maps. However, none of them are even in the same league as gvSIG Mini.

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FBReader

Yesterday we looked at real books so today it’s the turn of e-books. FBReader is an e-book reader based on the desktop application of the...

Book Catalogue

It’s hard to know how to start a review of an application with a name so descriptive you know exactly what it is from the title. The standard...

Beem

Settings Screen

Beem is an XMPP client which, as yet, offers a fairly basic range of options but is under active development. There are a few quirks...

MythMote

If you use MythTV (and if not, why not?) then you need MythMote. It’s a remote control that communicates with all your MythTV front ends over the...

LifeSaver 2

LifeSaver 2 is a simple but very useful app that backs up your call log and SMS messages to your SD card, and allows you to restore them later. This is useful for general everyday backups, as a means of exporting this data in an easy format for...

Permissions

Following on from yesterday’s article about app permissions, here’s some more practical help in the form of an app that lets you review the permissions you’ve granted to everything that’s currently installed.

Connect Your Charger

I always think popping up a “Battery Low – Connect Your Charger” message is a very thoughtless thing to do, and with battery life being what it is it’s something I get to think about quite a lot.

For one thing, if I was able to connect my...

No such thing as a free beer?

Ars technica is reporting on a study that reveals that, unbeknownst to the user, some Android apps are sending personal information such as telephone numbers and GPS coordinates off to unknown recipients. The only surprising thing here is that anyone is surprised.

When we talk about FOSS...

K-9 Mail

Yes, master!Everyone needs an email client, and unfortunately the stock Android client is very poor indeed – presumably because most of the development focus was on the GMail app. Luckily for those that don’t use GMail, or use...

F-Droid Is Here

F-Droid is dedicated to Free and Open Source (FOSS) software on the Android platform. Here you will find news, reviews and other features covering all things Android and software-freedom related.