F-Droid:Pimp your Android(-fork) with the best Free Software apps

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Description F-Droid is a powerful client that is designed to be resilient against surveillance and censorship. Plus, F-Droid is a Free-Software-App-only repository for Android systems and every Android-based fork.

For its competitive character, F-Droid is not available via other "app stores" (like Google Play). You have to download it via your browser once but then it is easy to install and easy to use - and without the need for any account!

However, F-Droid also misses any kind of rating system, so the sheer amount of available Free Software apps (2300+) can be overwhelming in the beginning.

After a short introduction about Android and the Free Software world, I will demonstrate F-Droid with its anarchic and anti-censorship features. Next, I will come up with the 10 or so most important apps (IMHO!).

Finally, I like to open up the stage for you and your favorite F-Droid app. You can explain the app with your words and by showing its webpage.

In general, participants are invited to install F-Droid and every demonstrated app during the talk. Bring your own device and let us turn this talk into an interactive one!


btw: If you have read a previous version of this talk, I had to change the concept a bit for technical reasons. I like to keep the interactive character, but I think that the previously planned live install presentation is better suited for a two hour-workshop and needs additional equipment.

Website(s) https://f-droid.org/
Type Hands-On
Kids session No
Keyword(s) software, network
Tags Android, F-Droid, FYA, installation party, Free Software, OpenStreetMap, App store
Processing village Village:Free Software Foundation Europe
Person organizing User:Eal
Language en - English
en - English
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Starts at 2017/08/04 22:15
Ends at 2017/08/04 23:00
Duration 45 minutes
Location Village:ItalianEmbassy-Talks