I wanted to take a little bit to talk about downloading from “unofficial” app stores. As you may well know, there are two predominate places to download mobile apps: Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. However, there are alternatives that are out there.
- Mob IPA Site
There are some advantages to going outside of the two major places for information. Apps that are released for a world wide audience may not be catered to a specific county which may differ based on localized taste. The Apple App Store has a blanket list that just focuses on on popularity or what’s “hot” at the present time. Google Play goes a little bit further by delineating based on age of the user. This allows an individual to ensure they are getting an age appropriate app for them to use.
Let’s take a look at just a few of the disadvantages. To do so, we need to have a working definition that applies to the devices.
The first one is some apps require one to “root” or Android or “jailbreak” for iOS. The difference between the two is:
Root-Get to the complete operating system
Jailbreak-Add extra capability that Apple normally prevents.
To do so requires bypassing normal safeguards present on devices. The effects can be catastrophic. The latest mass attack for Android was reported in this CNN article. Once you read it, you can see how serious it is. Personal information could have been stolen and at time of writing, there was no information taken although it could have happened after the story broke.
Aside from this, the article further talks about how the Google Play Store was “diluted” in the review process by inflating app downloads and reviews which were taken care of by Google.
The next is theft. There are some apps that are in the “pirate” repositories the are normally charged. Much in the way of time and effort went into creating an experience that the individual(s) would like to be compensated for. Downloading and encouraging these types of apps promotes further illegal downloads. To that end we at Mobile App Maker Pro will never engage in adding an app to an alternative site. When you get started, you can visit Apple and Google to download our app today.