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This project is about the F-Droid compatible repo running at https://apt.izzysoft.de/fdroid/
There’s no code maintained here. The main purpose of this project is to enable you to actively contribute to the repo (e.g. by suggesting apps that should be added or removed), as well as to reach out for help. Suggestions for other improvals are of course welcomed, too.
It is an F-Droid style repository for Android apps, provided by IzzyOnDroid. Applications in this repository are official binaries built by the original application developers, taken from their resp. repositories (mostly Github). You can find a more detailed description here.
Many users are not happy with their devices’ ties to Google, so they try to cut them back as far as possible. Not being bound to Google’s Play Store is part of that – but the choice of apps is quite restricted outside Playstore if you don’t want to replace one „evil“ with another (i.e. switching to another „walled garden“ like the Amazon Store) and still have the comfort of updates. The IzzyOnDroid repo wants to increase the number of apps available to this group.
Indeed it has, and a very good one at that. But they also have very strong inclusion criteria many apps cannot meet, or are not yet ready to meet (most common examples include „blobs“ or dependencies on proprietary frameworks). That’s where the IzzyOnDroid repo jumps in: Most of those apps are acceptable here, as the requirements are lower. So while e.g. preparing to meet the stronger criteria „over there“ (it’s always preferable to aim for that), an app can be temporarily hosted here. Other apps also have their permanent place at IzzyOnDroid because they won’t ever get rid of those dependencies – for example if those are a central part of the app’s functionality.
This is what this project here at GitLab was set up for: use the issues to propose new apps. Of course, first make sure the app you wish to add isn’t already there. Then, also check it meets the requirements below.
The app …
.apkfile must be available from the project. Currently, IzzyOnDroid can work with files
https://example.com/app-latest.apk) which can be redirects, but the web server must provide a
Running on private ressources (no funding), IzzyOnDroid usually reserves up
to 20 megabytes per app. That’s at the same time the upper size limit for
.apk files. If multiple files can fit in this limit, the repo holds up
to 3 versions. Also, certain categories of apps are not accepted – e.g. games.
Exceptions are made, but not often.
This list is not complete (I might add to it if need arises), but should give you a raw idea.
True, there’s much time I spend on my open source projects, and server costs have to be considered as well. So if you’re just a happy user looking how you can give some „backing“ – you’re very welcome to do so via LiberaPay e.g. setting up to send over a few cents per month. For other ways, please take a look at the more complete explanations at IzzyOnDroid.
There are many other projects you can help via Liberapay, e.g.: