[FEATURE PROPOSAL] Featuring F-Droid in APPS
This is the second of two proposals I proposed for disussion to the /e/ forum received quite some positive feedback. Therefore, I am posting the proposal now on GIT:
For a long time (that’s my impression) F-Droid was just a niche app store, I realise more and more F-Droid is becoming a brand, a widely recognized source of trusted software for Android-based smartphones. F-Doid has strict but transparent rules under what conditions apps are accepted in their store.
So, I was wondering, why not giving a bit more visibility to apps sourced from F-Droid within /e/. So why not highlighting in the search results and listings of the /e/-app store when apps are taken from F-Droid - with a little icon for example (see pic below).
Ideally, there would be a option to tick to filter exclusively F-Droid apps to be seen in the /e/-app store. We had alreay a similar suggestions to be able to filter FOSS apps in a revised version of APPS, but in the meanwhile I believe I’d favour a F-Droid filter over FOSS filter.
This would on the one hand esteem the work of the F-Droid team and on the other hand increase the credibilty of the relatively young APPS store.
The discussion on this topic in the forum can be found here: https://community.e.foundation/t/feature-proposal-2-additional-ideas-for-e-s-app-store/5639/7