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Google Play Adding Android App Verification Metatdata

     
3:04 pm on Jun 25, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Google is adding additional security metadata on top of the APKs to verify that the APK was distributed via Google Play. For developers involved in countries where peer-to-peer sharing is popular, this means the app becomes eligible for updates via Google Play. This also means that Play-approved distribution channels will be able to obtain app authenticity when the users comes back online.

[android-developers.googleblog.com...]
2:58 am on June 26, 2018 (gmt 0)

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With phones costing more than a laptop nowadays, I don't use any apps on my Android phone that do not come from Google Play.

I was doing a real estate deal last year and my agent kept urging me to install their nifty new app to keep abreast of how the escrow was progressing. I had to pass since the app was not a Google Play endorsed app.