If Google does not want to listen to my explanations, I will not change the app for them.
The way they are acting is unfair and don't give any trust concerning next publications.
I prefer to spend my time to help people to switch on for getting the app.

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Imagine a day, where asking a dev to restrict their app to some people is a normal behavior. Today, maybe 99,9% don't care due to the target. But what's next?
Do you like to choose freely an app with your needs or choose your needs due to apps?

@fedilab Yes i agree It's a bad turning point for freedom advocacy worlwide, it also shows how most users are dependant on these big corporations, and It's crucial that apps like yours exist and be made available for everyone.

@fedilab It is already the case that 95% of people don't care about such things. As soon as they have an electronic device, their brain shuts off and they become scared animals.

@fedilab they can howl all they want its still not going to give them animated emojis like fedilab can display

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Imagine a day, where the first app everyone installs is f-droid and playstore is the new IE.

@cjd @fedilab Wait. Are you saying everyone doesn't already do this? :S

@cjd @moparisthebest F-Droid comes pre-installed with my ROM. What is that playstore good for? I never installed it. Always read about trouble with that thing, like, trackers, malware, fleece etc. Never read that about F-Droid. So I better stick with what came pre-installed, and avoid sideloading those unsafe third-party things… 🙊

@IzzyOnDroid @cjd @moparisthebest
But to be fair F-Droid has problems with many outdated apps and even maintained apps are behind upstream

@Utgardloki @cjd @moparisthebest which is why some of them are in my repo as well, yeah. But again to be fair, it's not rare that upstream adding proprietary dependencies is causing that.

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It would be helpful if you could download F-Droid through the playstore. Like the only thing that I used IE for was downloading Firefox.

But that's not allowed by google :-(.

@cjd @fedilab I misread this as "Imagine a day where the first app everyone installs from f-droid is the new IE" and I was wondering exactly what context I was missing for such trolling

@cwebber @fedilab
That would be cool, IE is FOSS, and good, and everyone installs it from f-droid.

@cjd @cwebber @fedilab this thread is hilarious as it has someone (an American?) nattering on about market forces, completely ignoring a guy from the Balkans in the same thread talking about his lived experience with civil war and the violent collapse of his home country

@fedilab Be sure to document and submit as evidence to the DoJ. Apparently an antitrust proceeding is in the works, and this might well fall into the anticompetetive behavior category.

@fedilab Imagine if Trump could choose who is allowed to use your favorite app...

@fedilab
For me this marks the final step of Google to the side of evil.
I stopped using their new services a while ago due to their erratic project cancellation policy (I don't want to invest my time in a platform that probably won't be around next year).
Now I'll actively search for replacement of the services I still use.

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And such a question about fedilab will there be private messages as in the web (pleroma) version?
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