Can you please release an downloadable apk version for android that doesn't require Google Play?
While I wholeheartedly appreciate everything Protonmail stands for, I can't get past the fact that Protonmail doesn't make available an APK download of it's Email app, exclusive from the Google Play store.
AppsAPK.com is a great site for this purpose and would be advantageous for all android users whom already refuse the use of the Google-Monster's services for privacy and security reasons.
I don't care what Google says-------Google and it's CEO are just as culpable for obfuscating our privacy and true security as are any other greedy corporate entity whom requires users to give up their rights to defend and to protect their personally identifiable information simply for the purpose of patting their ad-partners on the back.
This is intrusive and unacceptable behavior from Google and other corporate thugs whom do the same things. When is enough going to be enough of all this ho-ranging hoopla?!
Just because they can hide behind the already obscure nature of the internet is no excuse for their privacy-violating actions and policies, of which they force upon users because they care more about insane profiteering at our expense by watching, stalking and pilfering everything about us and what we do online.
Someone needs to draw a line that these corporate thugs aren't allowed to cross. They're not going to do it-------so we need a voice of reason amid this crisis to stand up for what is right-------to help us protect our identities from these dictatorial corporate entities hell-bent on eviscerating our rights to privacy.
Google can sugar-coat its policies all they want, but behind the scenes they do the very same things that Microsoft is guilty of regarding this matter of pivotal importance.
Please, we need a fighting chance against these intrusive violations of our personal lives and we aren't going to get it by continuing to use services from the same companies that continue to violate our rights in this regard!
We will add a hosted APK in the future. For now you can find the Android APK here: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/protonmail/protonmail-encrypted-email/protonmail-encrypted-email-1-4-1-release/protonmail-encrypted-email-1-4-1-android-apk-download/.
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Is there any progress on this yet? Releasing via F-Droid is a great idea. I'm thinking of giving up ProtonMail or downgrading to the free version simply due to the annoying Google Play Services popups the app constantly produces on my rooted phone that is devoid of Google Play Services/Framework.
Perhaps there is a way to utilize the vast server network you have created for ProtonVPN to support your own in-house app update service and notifications? Thereby becoming completely independent of any 3rd party app downloading and updating service.
Please use F-Droid or a similar service that will support updates and their notifications. Let's take another step at removing dependence on gOOgle's prying EyEs. Thanks.
APK PURE is a pretty good market (and update ^^) and they have an app to replace Google play (with no account required :) )
Protonmail app functioning well when we install it directly from the .APK, but we have a starting pop-up who says => Google Play required, is it possible to left/modifiy the code who required GP?
Make use of the Amazon Store if Play Services are required to be hosted on Play Store. Everything does not have to be Play Service enabled.
Isn't the APK open source ? If not it should be, like the web client is.
If it is, does anyone know where to find it ?
There are various non Google sources for apps used by people who don't enjoy that company being around and with them all the time, e.g. F-Droid (I guess one of the most straight forward ones and possibly the only actual "store" including the ability of updates... Though an exclusive reliance on to one store would be idiotic)
It would indeed be exceptionally appreciateable if it was possible to support further parts of the privacy-concerned community.
Paul Swanson commented
For those on the beta track, isn't this essentially a way around pulling from Google Play Store already?
Randolph Stanovich commented
Would be a wonderful idea. I don't even think that it would even be that hard to do. They can probably can do it when they are not working on pgp encryption! :)
APKmirror is a good choice because only accept signed APKs from original developers