I recently installed Fairphone Open, and I’ve been looking for an alternative to Google Play Store, like most of people (f-droid sometimes isn’t enough).
I wanted to be able to install apks directly from my phone and I found APKpure which features every app i was looking for (that I had used from PlayStore when i had Google).
The thing is I can’t find any opinion about it anywhere, and i’m wondering if I should be scared of security, since I’m installing apk from an unknown source…
Has anyone heard of it before ? What do you know about it ? Is it safe ? (it looks safe but no one seem to talk about it on the net)
Thank you for reading this :3
It does work, but not with all apps. Probably I can’t update apps, I have downloaded from another store originally. But I can delete such an app and install it anew from APKpure. Also sometimes the version of an app is different on different stores.
As for apkpure, they store quite a lot of data, including your history:
We may also automatically log certain anonymous information about visitors to APKPure.com, including, but not limited to, where the user came from to visit our site, IP address, search terms utilized, browser type and a reading history of the pages viewed. (https://apkpure.com/privacy-policy.html)
Integrity and Retention of Personal Information
You have the right to access your personal data and the right to obtain the rectification, erasure or blocking of the data concerning you, whenever such is justified, by contacting Aptoide through the e-mail address indicated below.
Your information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction.
And I couldn’t get any information for Evozi (https://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/), but if I understand the site well, someone fetches the apps, it is not automatic. So they should receive money of some kind.