The Uptodown app store is another great alternative for finding quality APK files for Android.
Uptodown was founded in 2003 with headquarters in Spain. Originally a portal for downloading desktop programs, but with the success of mobile phones, Uptodown quickly saw a new market and started their own APK store.
The goal of Uptodown’s app store is to be as non-restrictive as possible, while still protecting the safety of its users. We can relate to the importance of safety and security as that is one of our highest priorities as an app developer, whether it’s a financial app protecting investments, healthcare app with sensitive information or e-commerce app with payment transactions.
Since not all app publishers are to be trusted, or their apps can be reworked by hackers to steal information from its users, Uptodown use Virustotal to scan apps for trojans, viruses and other malware before they get published on the app store.
Uptodown is an open app store without demographic restrictions and you don’t need to sign up to use their app store.
Their revenue is advertisement-based, so they do not offer paid apps in the same way as the traditional Google Play store.
Some apps have in-app payment/freemium models, but Uptodown is not getting a piece of the revenue, and that usually results in cheaper APK apps overall.