[tbb-bugs] #29955 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Final Orfox update

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Tue May 14 08:16:57 UTC 2019

#29955: Final Orfox update
 Reporter:  sysrqb                               |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  task                                 |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                               |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ux-team, tbb-mobile, tbb-8.5,        |  Actual Points:
  TorBrowserTeam201905                           |
Parent ID:  #27399                               |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                       |        Sponsor:

Comment (by eighthave):

 It is easy to reliably detect whether Google Play and/or F-Droid is
 installed, so the UI should only show options that make sense based on
 that info.  E.g. only show Play or F-Droid buttons if they are installed.
 The open case is what to do if neither Play nor F-Droid is detected.
 There could be a `market:` link, which in theory should open in any app
 store, but I think it is unevenly implemented.  My guess is that the
 direct APK download option probably makes more sense.

 As for building this final release, I think it should not be a full Orfox
 build. It should only be a tiny shim app to walk the user through
 installing Tor Browser.

 This shim app can use the same logic for detecting Play/F-Droid to detect
 if Tor Browser is installed.  If it is  installed, I think the Orfox shim
 should prompt the user to uninstall itself.  That's also very easy to do.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/29955#comment:26>
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