Rancakmedia.com – There are times when an Android application or game cannot be accessed on the Google Play Store. Luckily there are other locations to download Android apps outside of the Play Store.
This is more common with video games. There are various games published in other countries, but not accessible in Indonesia. Even though it's no longer available, you can still download and install it if you want to play it.
All you need to do is look for the installation package for the application or game. This package is often referred to as APK on Android devices (Android Package).
Here's a list of places to download Android apps other than the Play Store
So, where can we download APKs of Android apps apart from the Play Store?
Download the Application at the Aurora Store Android
AuroraOSS, or Aurora Open Source Software, has created an app store called Aurora Store. With this exchange you can download Android apps without needing a Google account, and overcome geographic restrictions.
With APKPure App, you can download various Android applications, both launched and pre-registered, even those that cannot be accessed in Indonesia.
The APKPure app itself has been downloaded and used by many users. Comments left by users are displayed next to the app rating. Apart from that, this Play Store alternative exchange also allows system updates. I used this app to test Nintendo's Dragalia Lost game.
Aptoide is another popular Play Store replacement. This store contains many apps, such as Aptoide for phones and tablets, Aptoide TV for smart TVs, Aptoide VR and Aptoide Kids for kids.
The Aptoide platform is currently accessible in 40 languages, and has a number of users of up to 200 million in 2017. Unexpectedly, Huawei is eyeing it after being banned by American authorities.
F-Droid is a community managed app store. In it there are lots of Android applications that are FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) (Free and Open Source Software).
You can use the F-Droid application and download many applications without the need to create an account. Operating system updates are also supported by this app. However, keep in mind that not all Play Store apps are available here. In fact, most of them would.
Download the Android App on APK Mirror
APKMirror is also a service that delivers APKs of Android apps. You can find official APK and Beta versions of apps. Of course, there are even some that are not accessible in Indonesia.
What you need to pay attention to here is the version of the application available. Please check for the latest or specific version if that's what you really need.
Where to Download Android Applications Apart from the Google Play Store. app, AuroraOSS, or Aurora Open Source Software, has created an app store called Aurora Store.
You can download various Android applications, both launched and pre-registered, even those that cannot be accessed in Indonesia. In-Store purchases at the Aurora Store also enable system updates.
In it there are lots of Android applications that are FOSS (Free and Open Source Software). APKMirror is also a service that delivers APKs of Android apps. What you need to pay attention to here is the version of the application available.