[APP][5.0+] Aurora Droid : F-Droid client [July 22]

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WhyOrean

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Aurora Droid
a F-Droid client for Android


Downloads
View attachment AuroraDroid_1.0.6.apk
View attachment AuroraDroid_1.0.5.apk

XDA:DevDB Information
Aurora Droid, App for all android devices (see above for details)

Contributors
WhyOrean
Source Code: https://gitlab.com/AuroraOSS/auroradroid


Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 1.0.5
Stable Release Date: 2020-04-10

Created 2019-05-22
Last Updated 2020-07-22

 
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Changelog : v1.0.6

* New revamped UI
* Improved repo sync mechanism
* Added new installer module, fixed all related issues
* Added new repo DivestOs & Ungoogled Chromium
* Improve Favourites & Blacklists, added import & export
* Other bug fixes & improvements
* Updated translations

# An upgrade to 1.0.6 will reset all your old preferences

Changelog : v1.0.5

* UI overhaul
* Bug fixes & improvements
* Added translations

Changelog : v1.0.4
• Added new repositories Bitwarden, LibRetro
• Improved repo sync.
• Fixed download issue on Android 10
• Bug fixes and improvements

Changelog : v1.0.3
* Added root/services install method
* Bug fixes and improvements

Changelog : 1.0.2
* Added download manager
* Added blacklist & favourite list
* Added root install method
* Improved search results
* Bug fixes & improvements

Notes:
* You may require to do a clean install, as the database schema has changed
* Download manager may show garbage data due to old installations, clear the list from menu to remove old data

Changelog : 1.0.1
* Initial release
 
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TheBigL

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Looks phenomenal mate!
I have yet to put any time in the app beyond the initial few minutes to check it out but I am confused about few things:

1) I see duplicates of app on all screens. See attached pics.
Might have something to do with the fact that I have selected all the repos?

2) Sync log - What exactly does that mean that the following failed: 06, 12, 22, 23? They are always failing. Tried to sync from multiple networks.
Is there an retry attempt happening? Where can I find the reason for failure?

3) Any way to make the sync notification to show progress like how it is happening for F-Droid now + Can we make it go away after sync has finished?

4) Suggestion: Make it possible to see somewhere from what repo the app is displayed.

Thanks for the hard work.
 
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Works great so far. Only thing, it would be nice if you could copy/paste a repos info.
Most of them have the url and fingerprint together. The F-droid app works that way.
Thanks and keep up the fantastic work.
 

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Looks phenomenal mate!
I have yet to put any time in the app beyond the initial few minutes to check it out but I am confused about few things:

1) I see duplicates of app on all screens. See attached pics.
Might have something to do with the fact that I have selected all the repos?

2) Sync log - What exactly does that mean that the following failed: 06, 12, 22, 23? They are always failing. Tried to sync from multiple networks.
Is there an retry attempt happening? Where can I find the reason for failure?

3) Any way to make the sync notification to show progress like how it is happening for F-Droid now + Can we make it go away after sync has finished?

4) Suggestion: Make it possible to see somewhere from what repo the app is displayed.

Thanks for the hard work.

Hey there !
Thanks, will have look into the bugs and suggestions and fix ASAP.
 
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WhyOrean

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Works great so far. Only thing, it would be nice if you could copy/paste a repos info.
Most of them have the url and fingerprint together. The F-droid app works that way.
Thanks and keep up the fantastic work.

There is an option to do so, go to repolist & at the bottom click on 'Add Repository' you can either add repos manually or scan Qr to add.
You can also share repos, long press on repolist its to view info and share option.

Will write FAQs with such details soon.

I think I love you... The Fdroid app is ***, and the alternative apps aren't much better.

Thanks you, but respect the F-Droid app.

Suggestion:

Add "Pull down to refresh / sync", so that we no need to sync everytime by going into the setting.

Sure will add an easy way to update repos.
 
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In upcoming updates will be disponible to login with the google account with 2fa?

I'm not sure why you would require logins in Aurora Droid.

And in case you are asking about Aurora Store, you can login with 2FA enabled account, you just need to generate app passwords and use the generated password to login.

Refer this link
 

Relwi

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I'm not sure why you would require logins in Aurora Droid.

And in case you are asking about Aurora Store, you can login with 2FA enabled account, you just need to generate app passwords and use the generated password to login.

Refer this link
Yes, I was asking for Aurora Store, sry I put the question in the wrong thread. Thanks for the help anyway, your apps are awesome
 
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TheBigL

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Hey there !
Thanks, will have look into the bugs and suggestions and fix ASAP.

Thank you, I appritiate your time.

I want to share 2 of my latest findings with you:

1) Search results do not display all of the possible results - I was searching for a specific manga app that I downloaded from F-Droid but I couldn't find it via Aurora Droid.
From what I can see it is because you do not search within the app's description for matching keywords while f-droid does.
I've attached few pictures for reference.

2) Icon loading times when browsing / searching are extremely high - Sometimes they will not be loaded at all.
Entering the apps displays the icon instantly.

:good:
 

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TiTiB

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Great app, more like what F-droid *should* be.

Couple of things tho:

>>When sorting by 'Date' it's from oldest to newest—lots of scrolling to see newest entries in categories.
>>Some app showing 'Incompatible App' even though they are not. Able to d/l and install from F-droid, but blocked from doing so in Aurora Droid.

Love this thing, keep up the good work. And, Thanks!
 

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#Update : New build is up

Changelog : 1.0.2
* Added download manager
* Added blacklist & favourite list
* Added root install method
* Improved search results
* Bug fixes & improvements

Notes:
* You may require to do a clean install, as the database schema has changed
* Download manager may show garbage data due to old installations, clear the list from menu to remove old data

Get latest build here
 

TiTiB

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Cool! The 'Incompatible App' issue is fixed for me, but still >>When sorting by 'Date' it's from oldest to newest. Not really a big deal, though.

Thanks again
 

TheBigL

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Search function is still not up to par with official client.
Dunno what the reason this time. Attaching pics with the search term of "manga".

Thanks again for the app, it's a very cool one :cool:
 

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Refreshing applications lists oesn't seems to update the repo applications.
So, in order for a application update to appear in the update section, you need to manually resync the repos. Well, It's he case atleast for me, would maybe be better to replace what the refresh action to directly resync the repos if it doen't already do that.
Issues aside, Aurora droid is as good as Aurora Store, very happy by both overall applications, and really appreciate its design (which has support for AMOLED screen which is a plus for me)
 

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    Aurora Droid
    a F-Droid client for Android


    Downloads
    View attachment AuroraDroid_1.0.6.apk
    View attachment AuroraDroid_1.0.5.apk

    XDA:DevDB Information
    Aurora Droid, App for all android devices (see above for details)

    Contributors
    WhyOrean
    Source Code: https://gitlab.com/AuroraOSS/auroradroid


    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 1.0.5
    Stable Release Date: 2020-04-10

    Created 2019-05-22
    Last Updated 2020-07-22

    13
    New build is up!

    Changelog : v1.0.6

    * New revamped UI
    * Improved repo sync mechanism
    * Added new installer module, fixed all related issues
    * Added new repo DivestOs & Ungoogled Chromium
    * Improve Favourites & Blacklists, added import & export
    * Other bug fixes & improvements
    * Updated translations

    # An upgrade to 1.0.6 will reset all your old preferences

    View attachment AuroraDroid_1.0.6.apk
    13
    #Update: New build is up!

    Changelog : 1.0.5

    • UI overhaul
    • Bug fixes & improvements
    • Added translations
    10
    Changelog : v1.0.6

    * New revamped UI
    * Improved repo sync mechanism
    * Added new installer module, fixed all related issues
    * Added new repo DivestOs & Ungoogled Chromium
    * Improve Favourites & Blacklists, added import & export
    * Other bug fixes & improvements
    * Updated translations

    # An upgrade to 1.0.6 will reset all your old preferences

    Changelog : v1.0.5

    * UI overhaul
    * Bug fixes & improvements
    * Added translations

    Changelog : v1.0.4
    • Added new repositories Bitwarden, LibRetro
    • Improved repo sync.
    • Fixed download issue on Android 10
    • Bug fixes and improvements

    Changelog : v1.0.3
    * Added root/services install method
    * Bug fixes and improvements

    Changelog : 1.0.2
    * Added download manager
    * Added blacklist & favourite list
    * Added root install method
    * Improved search results
    * Bug fixes & improvements

    Notes:
    * You may require to do a clean install, as the database schema has changed
    * Download manager may show garbage data due to old installations, clear the list from menu to remove old data

    Changelog : 1.0.1
    * Initial release
    6
    #Update : New build is up !
    Changelog : v1.0.4
    • Added new repositories Bitwarden, LibRetro
    • Improved repo sync.
    • Fixed download issue on Android 10
    • Bug fixes and improvements

    Get v1.0.4