About

F-Droid is a robot with a passion for Free and Open Source (FOSS) software on the Android platform. On this site you’ll find a repository of FOSS apps, along with an Android client to perform installations and updates, and news, reviews and other features covering all things Android and software-freedom related.

Donations for F-Droid development are handled via our OpenCollective. Donations for the f-droid.org core infrastructure are handled by F-Droid Limited, a UK “private company” registered in England (no. 08420676).

Contact

You can discuss F-Droid or get help on the forum and F-Droid’s user chat.

To chat with others about F-Droid, either join via IRC in the #fdroid channel on freenode or join #fdroid:f-droid.org on Matrix. The discussions are logged on matrix.f-droid.org.

There also exist bridges to Telegram and Jabber/XMPP (experimental). To join via Telegram, click on this link. For Jabber/XMPP, join #fdroid#matrix.org@bridge.xmpp.matrix.org.

F-Droid contributors also run a social-media account on the Fediverse. You can interact with us or follow us on @fdroidorg@mastodon.technology.

You can send email at team@f-droid.org, but messages are much more likely to be answered on the forum or #fdroid channel. If you want to help, you can join us.

Consulting / Commercial Support

If you’re running an organisation that uses F-Droid or would like to use F-Droid, you will sometimes want to have an expert. For this, we have a list of companies and developers who contributed to F-Droid in one way or another and are available for consulting:

Find an F-Droid Consultant

License

Terms, etc.

F-Droid is a non-profit volunteer project. Although every effort is made to ensure that everything in the repository is safe to install, you use it AT YOUR OWN RISK. Wherever possible, applications in the repository are built from source, and that source code is checked for potential security or privacy issues. This checking is far from exhaustive though, and there are no guarantees.

F-Droid respects your privacy. We don’t track you, or your device. We don’t track what you install. You don’t need an account to use the client, and it sends no additional identifying data when talking to our web server other than its version number. We don’t even allow you to install other applications from the repository that track you, unless you first enable ‘Tracking’ in the AntiFeatures section of preferences. Any personal data you decide to give us (e.g. your email address when registering for an account to post on the forum) goes no further than us, and will not be used for anything other than allowing you to maintain your account.

Contributors

The F-Droid project was founded in 2010 by Ciaran Gultnieks, and is brought to you by at least the following people:

  • Alberto A. Fuentes
  • Alex Oberhauser
  • Ali Demirtaş
  • Andreas Itzchak Rehberg
  • Andrew McMillan
  • Andrew Nayenko
  • Antonio Tapiador
  • Ayron Jungren
  • Balázs Meskó
  • Ben Arnold
  • Boris Kraut
  • Chirayu Desai
  • Ciaran Gultnieks
  • Cédric Cabessa
  • Dan Bravender
  • Danial Behzadi
  • Daniel Kraft
  • Daniel Martí
  • David Black
  • David Sterry
  • Dominik Schürmann
  • Fabian Rodriguez
  • Felix Edelmann
  • Florian Schmaus
  • Graziano Sorbaioli
  • Greg Lyle
  • Hans-Christoph Steiner
  • Hans-Emil Skogh
  • Henrik Tunedal
  • Ivo Ugrina
  • Jan Berkel
  • Jan C Borchardt
  • Jochen Sprickerhof
  • John Sullivan
  • João Fernando C. Júnior
  • Kees Hulberts
  • Kevin Cernekee
  • Kevin Everets
  • Laura Arjona Reina
  • Leonardo De Luca
  • Marcus Hoffmann
  • Mariotaku Lee
  • Mathijs van Gorcum
  • Matt Kraai
  • Matthias Weiler
  • Michael Haas
  • Michael Pöhn
  • Michele Azzolari
  • Mostafa Ahangarha
  • Nat Meysenburg
  • Neo Kolokotronis
  • Nico Alt
  • Nicolas Raoul
  • Nikita Kozlov
  • Nutchanon Wetchasit
  • Osoitz Elkorobarrutia
  • Oğuz Ersen
  • Paul Sokolovsky
  • Peter Serwylo
  • Philipp Wollschlegel
  • Pierre Rudloff
  • Rafael Fontenelle
  • Robert Martinez
  • Ruslan Boitsov
  • Stefan Handschuh
  • Steven McDonald
  • Sveinn í Felli
  • Takumi Shoji
  • Tias Guns
  • Tobias Kuban
  • Torsten Grote
  • Trey Yang
  • Valerio Bozzolan
  • Wellington Terumi Uemura
  • William Theaker

If you have contributed to F-Droid and your name is missing, it’s a mistake and you should add yourself to the list! Please include your Weblate username if you are a translator. Keep it sorted by surname, please.

The original F-Droid client app was based on the Aptoide app developed by Roberto Jacinto.