Give power to Developers. Not Stores, Mobile Makers, or Operating Systems.

How big platforms disempower Developers and Users building walled gardens.

There is nothing revolutionary in this idea, just the old concept of the tech industry (let’s say the 80s IBM, 90s Microsoft) as an open space that provides capabilities to the Developer and Users — not the stores, the manufacturers, or the operating systems.

Historically, the reasons given for disempowering Developers and Users turning each platform into a walled garden, are:

Obviously, the existing major stores will keep trying to lock Developers and Users in. It’s their way of raising entry barriers to competitors and gaining margins via other products and services. Why Uptodown should be different?.

Uptodown is an independent company founded with its own resources, neutral, profitable and that benefits from a greater Android openness without the need to add products not aligned with Developer’s and User’s interest. In fact, Uptodown considers the web the most accessible platform for App distribution — no registration required, no personal information needed, no artificial limitations like region or political interests.

So, how this open model helps and gives power to Developers?. Some ideas we must actively convey to counteract communication from other restrictive systems:

More about the Uptodown open distribution model.


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@luishg. Freedom and technology. co-founder. What I do What I’ve done