I’m Tanmay, an Android developer based in India. Today, I want to share a journey that’s not just mine but belongs to every developer who values the freedom and potential of open-source platforms like fdroid. We all understand the limitations and constraints of mainstream app stores, and that’s where the beauty of fdroid shines – offering a haven free from the clutches of corporate control.
Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of deploying over 48 apps on fdroid repo for my overseas clients and have been actively involved in their regular updates.
However, embracing fdroid comes with its own set of challenges. Setting up your own repository and uploading apps can be a daunting task, often riddled with complexities that detract from our primary goal – to create and share our work.
Recognizing this, my friend and I have developed a streamlined console to simplify the fdroid app uploading process. Now, you can upload your apps to our fdroid repo servers effortlessly with just a single click. Our goal was to make this process as straightforward as possible, saving you time and hassle.
I’m excited to invite you to try this console, available at fdroid.unwiringapps.com. Currently, we are offering this service for free. Yes, you heard it right – absolutely no cost to get your app on fdroid!
But, to be completely transparent, this project isn’t without its challenges. Server costs are a significant monthly burden, and as of now, we haven’t devised a monetization strategy. This means we’re fully committed to keeping this service free and accessible to all, at least for the time being.
Your feedback is crucial for us. It’s not just about improving the console; it’s about nurturing a tool that the community truly needs. Every suggestion, every piece of advice counts.
Now your question might be how it will work?
You just have to login and upload your signed apk on our console and fill the app details then you will get your app repo link, which you can download or update from any fdroid client apps like fdroid, droidi-fy etc
Join us in making app deployment a more accessible and hassle-free process. Your support and feedback can help shape a more liberated and developer-friendly app ecosystem.
Thank you for being part of this exciting journey. Your involvement means the world to us.