[tor-dev] Apple App Store Redux
nathan at freitas.net
Mon Nov 18 19:07:26 UTC 2013
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On 11/18/2013 01:39 PM, Erinn Clark wrote:
> * Ralf-Philipp Weinmann <ralf at coderpunks.org> [2013:11:17 10:25
>>> Getting TBB into the App Store would definitely help increase
>>> its visibility on the OSX side. However, I am not really in
>>> favour of giving a US company a list of all users having
>>> downloaded TBB plus information whether or not they are
>>> upgraded to the most recent version...
> IMO this is a very persuasive reason not to put it there.
For what it is worth, this is what we effectively do by putting Orbot
in the Google Play store. We heavily promote alternatives (direct APK
download, F-droid repo, etc), but Google Play is where the majority of
downloads come from.
Now, mobile is different, because the behaviors of users looking to
find and install software is quite different than on the web/desktop.
In addition, considering the amount of atrocious free proxy software
being peddled in Google Play, I feel I would be doing our intended
audience a disservice by not offering a quality option like Orbot,
where they are primarily looking to find solutions.
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