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Alternatives to the Android Market

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Isthmus, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Isthmus

    Isthmus Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 6, 2010
    I keep reading articles about how new competitors to the Android Market are popping up, but I've yet to hear about any specific ones, or what they are offering that would make me want to explore them.

    The only Other market I've heard of is the Mikandi market for adult/porn apps, but I'm not really interested in that (at least not on my phone).

    I was wondering whether we could collect recommendations for other Android application stores and download sites, and add a brief review of the sites including a recommendation on why we would or would not want to use them (such as unique recommended downloads not present in the Android Market).

    BTW, we have a similar thread, but that one is about the best apps not found in the Android Market:


    Thanks in advance for the input.


  2. kevin@teslacoilsw

    kevin@teslacoilsw Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2010
    WidgetLocker developer
    As a developer, I'm most interested in AndSpot . The people behind it are really responsive and what I've seen of it seems pretty well done (Though it's still beta). It takes a kind of social networking approach and is trying to compete with the Google Market by being better than it, rather than just picking up the countries/devices/apps not allowed on the Google Market.
    My apps (WidgetLocker, TeslaLED, QuickSSHd) will be available through AndSpot when it launches.

    Some other markets are:
    SlideME | Android Community and Application Marketplace - probably the biggest third party Market.
    AndAppStore : New Releases
    YAAM | Index

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