Android Developers: Make Your APK’s Available For Direct Download

Since buying my Kindle Fire, I have been enjoying the many apps that I’ve downloaded. Of course, many apps are available on the Amazon App Store, but the selection is “curated” by Amazon, which means that some apps that I want are not available. The real rub is that there really is no compelling reason to keep many of these apps off the official market – I know because I’ve used these apps, but got them from other sources. Before rooting my Kindle Fire, I “sideloaded” apps using a USB cable I bought. The problem is finding app install packages (APK’s) from reliable sources. So, what’s the solution? Continue reading “Android Developers: Make Your APK’s Available For Direct Download”

The Top 5 “Side-Loaded” Apps On My Kindle Fire Right Now

I though I’d follow-up on my previous post (The top 5 Amazon-approved apps on my Kindle Fire) with the top 5 apps that can’t be found in the Amazon Appstore, but are on my Kindle Fire, nonetheless. These apps were either “side-loaded” using a USB cable and ES File Browser, or they were “side-loaded” using the Android Market, and some require a jail-broken device. After the break, find my list of the top 5 “side-loaded” apps on my Kindle Fire, in no particular order. Continue reading “The Top 5 “Side-Loaded” Apps On My Kindle Fire Right Now”