Google Play store is generally the primary app store for Android users for downloading and accessing a number of apps and games. But there are times, when even in their vast collection of apps, you may not be able to find the app which you have been searching for. That particular app may not be available for your region or maybe your device may not have access to it. This is not a problem to worry about as there are a number of other safe Play Store alternatives which are at your disposal.
The secondary app marketplaces has a huge number of apps, many paid apps are offered for free, a number of offers for paid apps are available too. Some of the few Third Party App Store alternatives for you are:
Aptoide is an open source Android app store having over 700,000 apps in its collection which have been downloaded around 3 billion times. Since its launch in 2009, more than 150 million users across the world have been using Aptoide. It is designed as per the Google standards, and the experience in using it is as great as the Google Play Store, it also has an elegant user interface. It supports downloading and installing of APKs on to your device.
ApkMirror offers a large variety of free apps only. It has no paid apps to offer. Though ApkMirror does not have its own Android app, users can visit its website for APK downloads. All the available apps are malware free and completely safe to download. ApkMirror’s interface is the most user-friendly among all other app stores. All the Apps are arranged chronologically date wise on the homepage.
Amazon app store, which is also known as the Amazon underground, is considered to be one of the best substitutes for Play Store. The app has a collection of 334,000 different varieties of free as well as paid apps. The interesting thing about the Amazon Appstore is their “free app of the day” feature. Every day a premium application is available for free download. Regular users, can enjoy free download of most of the popular apps available.
F-droid focusses on offering free and open source software (FOSS) Android apps only. The store is well categorized, and you will be able to easily find a huge collection of apps for free. What differentiates this app store is that the entire site and app store is run by volunteers and is completely dependent only on donations. F-Droid is very popular especially among Android developers as they can have easy access to all the codes of the apps. These codes can be used by them to develop apps of their own.
GetAPK Market is one of the largest stores for downloading the APK files. GetAPK’s interface is not great enough to be compared to Google Play Store’s interface. However all the apps offered in the store are free. You can search for any App you want by only searching its name and then downloading its APK file for free.
Alphagravel is one of the very few ad networks which can fully support alternative app/ third party app stores along with the most popular ones like Google Play. Visit us at www.alphagravel.com to know more about Alphagravel SDK. The alphagravel SDK serves as a gateway to multiple advertising networks, ad exchanges and ever growing new media sources. Some of the networks supported by us are Amazon.com, Admarvel, tapit, rubicon, TubeMogul etc