Serious Discussion Obtainium - Update Apps directly from their source (for Android)


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Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011
Get app: Releases · ImranR98/Obtainium

Obtainium allows you to install and update Apps directly from their releases pages, and receive notifications when new releases are made available.

Motivation: Side Of Burritos - You should use this instead of F-Droid | How to use app RSS feed
Wiki: Home

Currently supported App sources:


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Apr 21, 2016
Obtainium is an app that allows you to install and update other apps directly from their releases pages, and it also provides notifications when new releases are available. This can be useful for users who prefer to obtain apps directly from their source rather than relying on third-party app stores.

The motivation behind Obtainium is explained in a YouTube video titled "Side Of Burritos - You should use this instead of F-Droid | How to use app RSS feed." The video discusses the benefits of using Obtainium and how it can be used to obtain apps using their RSS feeds.

The Obtainium project has a wiki that provides more information and documentation on how to use the app. The wiki can be found at Home.

Obtainium currently supports various app sources, including general open-source platforms like GitHub, GitLab, Codeberg, F-Droid, third-party F-Droid repositories like IzzyOnDroid, SourceForge, and SourceHut. It also supports general app sources like APKPure, Aptoide, Uptodown, and APKMirror (for tracking only). Additionally, it supports specific open-source apps like Mullvad, Signal, and VLC, as well as specific apps like Telegram, Steam Mobile Apps, and Neutron Code. Lastly, Obtainium can also handle "HTML" fallback sources, which are any URLs that return an HTML page with links to APK files.

Overall, Obtainium provides a convenient way to directly obtain and update apps from their source, offering users more control and flexibility in managing their app installations.
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