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New Collaborations on Exposing Tracking

Since 2010, the F-Droid community has been working to provide only 100% verified Free Software, and to make apparent all forms of tracking, advertising, and “anti-features” commonly found in apps. F-Droid provides a complete app ecosystem where users are actively notified of tracking and advertising in the apps, and...

F-Droid and the Janus Vulnerability

The Janus vulnerability has sprung forth unto the Android world, and we have sprung into action to keep it far away.

First off, f-droid.org, guardianproject.info/fdroid and apt.izzysoft.de/fdroid were scanned for possible Janus exploits and none were found. f-droid.org’s greatest protection against...

Publishing a nightly builds repo with GitLab or Travis CI

Having users run “nightly” builds is a great way to get rapid feedback on current development activities. One key way to get this kind of feedback is to make it as easy as possible for people to install the nightly builds, and to keep updated. The F-Droid tools now let...

F-Droid is 1.0!

October 10th, 10-10, is the perfect day to announce F-Droid 1.0! After 7 years and the last year of intense development, we are ready to call the F-Droid ecosystem ready for prime time. We think that F-Droid is mature enough and ready for all users.

With 60+ languages, 100+ contributors,...

How F-Droid is Bringing Apps to Cuba

Only in 2015, when the government opened the first public WiFi hotspots in the country, did internet access become available to ordinary Cubans. Before that, even though modern mobile phones had already found their way into the country, they were mostly used off-line. Now, all these...

Announcing new libraries: F-Droid Update Channels

In order to complete the F-Droid distribution ecosystem, we are introducing F-Droid Update Channels. It is a suite of libraries for apps to find updates, no matter from where it was originally downloaded. In many parts of the world, it is very common to get Android APKs outside of...

A new UX 6 years in the making

F-Droid has been a part of the Android ecosystem for over 6 years now. Since then, over 2000 apps have been built for the main repository, many great features have been added, the client has been translated into over 40 different languages, and much more.

However, the F-Droid UX...

Sailing into a new decade of discussions

We are excited to announce the release of the new official F-Droid forum: forum.f-droid.org.

We have been working hard to revise the website in order to make it easier to modernize, accept contributions, and internationalise. The main part of this is switching the underlying technology from WordPress to...

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