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[APP][2.3+][GPLv3] APKGrabber: Re-Release of APKUpdater

dhemker

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APKGrabber
APKGrabber is a fork of APKUpdater. Big thanks and of course all credits go to rumboalla.
I try to develop new features and maintain the software to stay available on latest android devices, but don't expect weekly updates.

For feature requests, issue tracking, new releases and all dev related stuff see my Github page.

License
Copyright © 2017 Rumboalla. Licensed under the GNU General Public License v3.
Readapted 2019 by hemker.

Contributors
hemker

Version Information
Status: Stable
GitHub: latest
APKMirror: latest
Izzy F-Droid: latest

Created 2019-03-04
Last Updated 2019-03-22
 
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mistermojorizin

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Does anyone else's version not download anything from Google Play? It shows the update but if I clip update it'll say unauthorized even if it's a free app. And when I try to sign in with my own account it says token not received or something like that
 

joluke

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Does anyone else's version not download anything from Google Play? It shows the update but if I clip update it'll say unauthorized even if it's a free app. And when I try to sign in with my own account it says token not received or something like that
Known issue. Just disable checking updates from play google and move on until it's fixed. If ever
 

hbr_in

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Thanks for owning the maintenance & upgrade of this beautiful app.

However, I have few issues related to APKGrabber
- Whenever, i click Ignore button, in a few seconds, I see a FC.
This is on Asus Zenfone Max pro m1, stock android, non-rooted, bootloader locked, non-twrped phone
Log option do not work all the time. i see an empty screen while i click on log from the right 3 vertical dots

- I would like to visit APKmirror instead of downloading from it.
Is it possible to provide an option to copy the link ( I mean click to download / Long hold to copy the link kind of option)
 

tjsuominen

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Thanks for owning the maintenance & upgrade of this beautiful app.

- I would like to visit APKmirror instead of downloading from it.
Is it possible to provide an option to copy the link ( I mean click to download / Long hold to copy the link kind of option)

I think if both methods ('old APKUpdater'; visit APKMirror and new APKGrabber; direct download) could be available as option in App preferences, that would be great and serve both needs.

//t
 

dhemker

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I think if both methods ('old APKUpdater'; visit APKMirror and new APKGrabber; direct download) could be available as option in App preferences, that would be great and serve both needs.

//t
Please add all dev related stuff to the GitHub issue tracker.
Btw, new release is out fixing/adding that stuff, see link above.

Best
Dennis
 
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Archon810

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Hi,

Artem here from APKMirror. I'm glad someone revived APK Updater, so kudos on that!

However, the setting you added to directly download from the site now turns the app into a leech which uses up our bandwidth without giving so much as an ad or page view in return. We had an understanding with the previous author about this, and because of them we actively helped him with the fast API and did not block his app. This direct download addition to APKGrabber now, however, goes against all of that.

Please remove it, as it's against our terms of service.

Thank you for understanding.
 

dhemker

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Hi,

Artem here from APKMirror. I'm glad someone revived APK Updater, so kudos on that!

However, the setting you added to directly download from the site now turns the app into a leech which uses up our bandwidth without giving so much as an ad or page view in return. We had an understanding with the previous author about this, and because of them we actively helped him with the fast API and did not block his app. This direct download addition to APKGrabber now, however, goes against all of that.

Please remove it, as it's against our terms of service.

Thank you for understanding.
Hey,
sorry, didn't know about any agreements. New release is out, bringing back the old behavior. Furthermore, i deleted all previous artifacts containing that stuff.
@Archon810 is anybody actively maintaining the API? I would like to get in touch to propose some questions about it. That would help making APKGrabber an up-to-date, stable app.

Best
Dennis
 

Archon810

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Hey,
sorry, didn't know about any agreements. New release is out, bringing back the old behavior. Furthermore, i deleted all previous artifacts containing that stuff.
@Archon810 is anybody actively maintaining the API? I would like to get in touch to propose some questions about it. That would help making APKGrabber an up-to-date, stable app.

Best
Dennis
Hey Dennis,

Thanks for the swift action. We have been hosting APK Updater on APKMirror (last release is https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/rumbo...lease/apkupdater-1-5-11-android-apk-download/), and I'm open to now hosting APKGrabber too, as it's getting updates. Would you like that?

Would you like to chat further about the API? PM me and we can connect on Telegram.
 

hshah

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Nice to see a friendly community :)

Just want put it out there because there are bound to be some people who decide to take the ****... what happens if people don't bother updating to the version that removes the direct download feature?

I'm hoping some action can be taken without penalising the developer, having detrimental effects on APKMirror and the average user :)
 

SuperSandro2000

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Nice to see a friendly community :)

Just want put it out there because there are bound to be some people who decide to take the ****... what happens if people don't bother updating to the version that removes the direct download feature?

I'm hoping some action can be taken without penalising the developer, having detrimental effects on APKMirror and the average user :)
If there aren't to many probably nothing will happen otherwise direct linking will probably just be blocked.

Edit: I love the new ignore button right in the updates window.
 
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hshah

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If there aren't to many probably nothing will happen otherwise direct linking will probably just be blocked.

Edit: I love the new ignore button right in the updates window.
Cool, was just putting it out there because more often than not its just a handful of people that tends to ruin it for others.
 

Psyscope

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Cool, was just putting it out there because more often than not its just a handful of people that tends to ruin it for others.

Yeah so far so good thank you for the updates. Continued fine tuning version detection would good.

When it would auto download from apkmirror we didn't see where it would download them too.
 

~El Julio~

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Glad to see this project revived.

Though it still seems to struggle when in background on Pie - actually, I can't remember wether APKUpdater could even achieve a successful background scheduled search - it will start but won't ever finish.
Getting to its UI will show it still hasn't been able to fetch the installed apps' list & actually start the search. (VPN used + WiFi only setting ticked if relevant)

Also, APKGrabber updates never are found after just opening the app but only when a manual search is launched regardless of the auto option being active.

Also, if I may, I'd like to submit a couple of ideas :

- For when notifications are set to show up only when updates are available (or maybe even in other cases), I think it would be nice if the notification could get dismissed as the users gets to the available updates page.

- Available themes are ok but now not one seems coherent with the app's icon anymore. Replacing them with a tweakable theme engine would be better suited to each user's taste.
 

olivercervera

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Great to see APKUpdater revived! It was a long awaited news!
Are you planning to increase API target to Oreo at least? This is one of the few apps on my phone that still targets Nougat :)
 
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