Where do the Apps in /e/ installer application come from?
Apps available in the /e/ Installer are open source apps that you can find on Fdroid, and free Android apps, same as you can find on Google Play Store. The /e/ app installer relies on a third-party application repository called cleanapk.org
Soon, mobile web apps and progressive web apps will also be available through the /e/ application install.
Where is the source code base of the /e/ installer application?
You can check the code here https://gitlab.e.foundation/e/apps/apps
How can I request an application to be added to the library?
Users can request a specific app to be listed by making a query directly in the /e/ application installer (Settings > Request App)
What information is provided for each app within the /e/ application installer ?
At the moment, each app features a Privacy rating. In the future, user rating and energy score will also be available. We will also provide classic user ratings to help user make a better choice
Privacy ratings provide a list of trackers and requested permissions that come in as part of installing these apps (Note: those are computed by Exodus Privacy software). Energy rating will provide details of how much energy is consumed by the app to work. Please note some of these features are currently under development.
How can I make sure apps in the installer are not tampered with but ‘original’
Apps are checked either using a PGP signature check, or a checksum.
In case you suspect an app to be tampered, we would request you to please report the same here firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take appropriate action keeping you informed.
What should you do if you don’t find an app you would like to use in the /e/ app installer ?
If you can’t find an Android app you would like to use, you can first request it in the app installer : Settings > Request App
An option is also to look for a web alternative . For instance, several services are available with progressive web apps that can be used on the mobile.: Uber, Twitter, Starbucks, Some banks are alos offering web services as an alternative to native apps. For easier access, a shortcut to the web service can easily be added to the /e/ BlissLauncher, using the web browser.
Some users have also reported some successes using the Yalp Store and Aurora Store applications, though it requires to authorize third-party applications installation in /e/OS settings.