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How likely are you to download apps from different sources?

Survey period: 9 May 2016 to 16 May 2016

Tread lightly and carry a full backup when it comes to downloading apps. How likely are you to venture to these places? 1 = not at all likely, 5 = Very likely.

OptionResponses Avg  
AppStores (eg Apple, Google Play, Amazon etc)9773.95
Direct downloads on trusted sites (eg Microsoft, Google, CodeProject etc)9774.32
Direct from the author's (or authoring company's) site9773.60
Links on reputable bloggers' sites9772.66
Download sites (eg CNET download)9772.25
BitTorrent9771.82
Download links from trusted friends9772.56



 
GeneralRe: Oh wait Pin
Johnny J.9-May-16 4:39
professionalJohnny J.9-May-16 4:39 
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Clifford Nelson9-May-16 6:14
Clifford Nelson9-May-16 6:14 
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Clifford Nelson9-May-16 6:13
Clifford Nelson9-May-16 6:13 
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carlospc197010-May-16 5:19
professionalcarlospc197010-May-16 5:19 
GeneralMobile vs Desktop Pin
User 74293388-May-16 23:25
professionalUser 74293388-May-16 23:25 
GeneralRe: Mobile vs Desktop Pin
OriginalGriff8-May-16 23:28
mvaOriginalGriff8-May-16 23:28 
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Vikram A Punathambekar9-May-16 5:57
Vikram A Punathambekar9-May-16 5:57 
GeneralRe: Mobile vs Desktop Pin
User 742933810-May-16 0:17
professionalUser 742933810-May-16 0:17 
I find the permissions system in Android rather unspecific. For example the permissions to read the SD card and to access the internet allows an app to upload the photo's of all my Whatsapp contacts to their own server. So even with the permissions system, you still need to trust the developer.

If a developer chooses to publish their app via an alternative source than the official store, I find that suspicious in and of itself (in general, I don't mean this as an absolute statement).

modified 13-Sep-18 21:01pm.

GeneralRe: Mobile vs Desktop Pin
Nish Nishant11-May-16 5:10
sitebuilderNish Nishant11-May-16 5:10 
GeneralDownloading and opening are 2 different things Pin
R. Erasmus8-May-16 22:33
R. Erasmus8-May-16 22:33 
AnswerRe: Downloading and opening are 2 different things Pin
Gaurav Aroraa8-May-16 23:22
professionalGaurav Aroraa8-May-16 23:22 
GeneralRe: Downloading and opening are 2 different things Pin
BillW339-May-16 5:18
professionalBillW339-May-16 5:18 
GeneralRe: Downloading and opening are 2 different things Pin
raddevus10-May-16 10:27
mvaraddevus10-May-16 10:27 
GeneralApp-Store is the place where you will get all apps under a single roof Pin
koolprasad20038-May-16 19:21
professionalkoolprasad20038-May-16 19:21 

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