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General => General discussion => Topic started by: hagisbasheruk on November 09, 2010, 06:15:12 PM

Title: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: hagisbasheruk on November 09, 2010, 06:15:12 PM
http://appslib.com/  - Alternative App Store with its own download client (no country restrictions)

http://slideme.org/  - Alternative apps market provided by Archos (currently limited to Archos devices but usable for most)

http://adroia.com/ - Alternative market with payment solution, Pay by Intent and Pay by URL (norway only)

http://www.androidpit.com/en/android/market/app-center  - Alternative market with PayPal and ClickandBuy (no country restrictions)

http://andappstore.com/AndroidApplications/  - Alternative App Store with its own download client (no country restrictions)

http://www.mikandi.com/ - MiKandi is the World's First Adult Only Mobile App Store

http://android.pdassi.de/ - German app store

http://www.androidgear.com/en/gbp/index.html - PocketGear is the world's largest cross platform, open app store and content marketplace with a catalog of more than 140,000 paid and free titles available for discovery and download.

http://www.androidpit.com/ - Independant Android Portal

http://andspot.com/ - Yes :)

http://www.appbrain.com/ - AppBrain is a website for discovering Android apps. In addition to providing search and browse functionality, users of Android phones can download the apps they chose by simply clicking an install button on the site. Appbrain then stores the application in an application wishlist. A companion native android app then lets the user efficiently make all the desired changes on the phone.
http://www.appbrain.com/  Uses barcode scanner for installs too, awsome site,now if someone was to fix the camera driver you wouldn't need another market place in my opinion.


http://yaam.mobi/ - YAAM (for Yet Another Android Market) is a newcomer to the world of market for Android.



Feel free to add more
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: nickp666 on November 09, 2010, 06:19:31 PM
Excellent idea for a post hagis ;)
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: hagisbasheruk on November 15, 2010, 06:23:27 PM
Thought is was about time i did something on our forum  ::)
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: smokinguns on November 18, 2010, 05:13:54 AM
Has any one used these applications without the Google's Market app? For me I am able to install the App Store APK and it even shows the applications. But the apps won't install - Gives out a "Parse Error". I tried

Slide Me
Yaam
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: m.clizzle on November 18, 2010, 09:26:27 PM
would any of these marketplaces allow downloads and installs for iDroid devices?

That being said, can someone point me in the direction of getting a functioning weather app for my iDroid.
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: MorpheousMarty on November 19, 2010, 02:39:55 PM
Awesome post, I was just about to give up on finding a useful marketplace to download apps (adb is alright but driving me crazy).
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: smokinguns on November 21, 2010, 11:07:24 AM
would any of these marketplaces allow downloads and installs for iDroid devices?

That being said, can someone point me in the direction of getting a functioning weather app for my iDroid.

Yes - they're supposed to act as how Android Market does - To download and install the APK. But most of them don't work. I've tried a couple 3-4.
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: Zeta0134 on December 02, 2010, 01:57:47 AM
I got AndroidPit to work (4th from the top) without issues. Well, the first app I downloaded and installed had issues (youtube, beta app, buggy as all heck) but it did play videos, and the app market thing itself worked like a charm.

The first one I tried (appslib) failed with a device restriction, and I imagine that'll be true for a lot of these markets, especially the ones that are drop-in replacements for google's own market (rather than being their own thing entirely).

I'll go ahead and test some of the others while I'm at it. I'm running Mojo 1.0.4.1, more and more excitedly as time goes by.
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: andreeerdmans on December 08, 2010, 12:28:04 AM
How do these work? do you just go to the site in the android web browser and its like a market?
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: Peacemaker on January 14, 2011, 04:25:23 AM
Has any one used these applications without the Google's Market app? For me I am able to install the App Store APK and it even shows the applications. But the apps won't install - Gives out a "Parse Error". I tried

Slide Me
Yaam

Just SSH into your iPhone and change the SD card permissions to 777. And app permissions, too.
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: Peacemaker on January 14, 2011, 04:27:06 AM
Which market gives out the same apps as Android Market does? e.g. Facebook, Skype, Angry Birds, etc.
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: jca90 on January 16, 2011, 03:40:35 AM
Has any one used these applications without the Google's Market app? For me I am able to install the App Store APK and it even shows the applications. But the apps won't install - Gives out a "Parse Error". I tried

Slide Me
Yaam

Just SSH into your iPhone and change the SD card permissions to 777. And app permissions, too.

Hi, while I'm not new to jailbreaking, and going into my iPod via SSH, I am new to changing permissions, so if you don't mind, exactly how do I go about doing that? I SSH via Netatalk, so I do it through Finder on my Mac, and when I right click/get info, I see the option for Sharing and Permissions, but then, I have no clue how to change it to 777, so if you could, or anyone else could just tell me how to do that, that would be great, because i would love to start installing apps.
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: Peacemaker on January 16, 2011, 04:09:34 AM
Ok, when you see the sdcard folder in /private/var, right-click it, and click File Permissions. Then change the numeric value to 777. Or select all. This enables you to be able to read(see), write(install), and execute(delete) the file. Then, go into the folder, and change the .apk files to 777 too. (these are your download files. When you boot into iDroid, you should see it in File Manager>private>var>sdcard>(downloads). Then, tap the files to install them. That's it! Your done. :)

Oh, and this works with other files too, like music and pictures, just put them in your sdcard folder.
P.S. I suggest you mess around with stuff to figure it out. I do that too, and end up figuring out stuff the Devs wouldn't have (no offense; you guys are awesome). And if you screw something up, the whole forum can help ya. So no worries. ;)
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: Peacemaker on January 16, 2011, 04:18:28 AM
Oh, and you can change permissions with a Cydia app called iFile. This allows you to manage apps without SSH. But you can choose whichever is easier for you.
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: jca90 on January 16, 2011, 04:42:18 AM
Oh, ok, thank you very much!
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: meatLoaf on January 16, 2011, 02:18:39 PM
Which market gives out the same apps as Android Market does? e.g. Facebook, Skype, Angry Birds, etc.

Tryed some (androidpit/app-center, appslib, andappstore, appbrain), but either they don't work, or don't offer "official" apps like you mentioned before.

Anyone with advice on getting those apps from alternative markets, or other possibilities?

fyi: Swype Beta works with 1.0.5 ;)
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: hipy on January 20, 2011, 07:36:26 PM
I get the error: error parsing package when im trying to install any client
any help?:(
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: Peacemaker on January 26, 2011, 11:26:34 PM
I get the error: error parsing package when im trying to install any client
any help?:(

Okay, did you even bother to read my other posts?  >:( It's kinda annoying when people dont even try to look for a solution, but ask when the answer is in front of them.
Title: Re: Android Market Alternatives
Post by: comet on March 21, 2011, 09:39:17 PM
Andappstore and pocket app store work great!