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Message 107867 - Posted: 15 Apr 2022, 11:55:44 UTC

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.berkeley.boinc
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Message 107868 - Posted: 15 Apr 2022, 12:49:23 UTC - in response to Message 107867.  

The newest versions of BOINC for Android are only available from Berkeley, via https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php, https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php and https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/?C=M;O=D
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Message 107869 - Posted: 15 Apr 2022, 13:26:14 UTC - in response to Message 107868.  

The newest versions of BOINC for Android are only available from Berkeley, via https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php, https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php and https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/?C=M;O=D


Have they been submitted to the play store? If not, what is the reason? It seems a bit silly to have the outdated one there and not the newest one.
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Message 107870 - Posted: 15 Apr 2022, 14:09:51 UTC - in response to Message 107869.  
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Have they been submitted to the play store? If not, what is the reason?
I don't know. If you feel the need to ask, ask the developers.
I forgot one place where the newest version can be had, and that's at Github: https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/releases/
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Message 107871 - Posted: 15 Apr 2022, 14:37:49 UTC - in response to Message 107869.  

Have they been submitted to the play store? If not, what is the reason?
I think there was some chatter around the time of the release, to the effect that "BOINC violates some Play Store rules, by downloading third-party executables from external, unverified, sites" - i.e. project science applications.

That would mean that a Play Store version would have to include every application, from every participating project, so they could all be validated as a single composite package. And re-built, re-packaged, and re-submitted for testing every time even a single project app was changed. The alternative - distributing a relatively stable platform package, and letting it download project apps as needed - was easier, and fitted more neatly with the 'BOINC for desktops' design.
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Message 107915 - Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 17:32:01 UTC - in response to Message 107871.  
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While admittedly the "download third party" method is insecure, I would imagine setting a requirement of "Have a popup to approve third party download" would be a way to have 'informed consent' for apps that 'need' it, like BOINC. (That would add an extra step that could break, I know.)

EDIT: Fixed typos.
BOINC (for Android) 7.18.1

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Message 107969 - Posted: 27 Apr 2022, 1:57:38 UTC - in response to Message 107868.  

Funny!
I've been a Boinc user for so many years, and never used the download_all link (for my Android/Linux clients).
Didn't even know it existed lol!
Always used Gianfranco's versions
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