ECS

ECS

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ChangeLog

App Installer

If you're getting apps from various sources, then you may need this app.

Get it on Google Play

App Installer will scan your internal storage or SD card(s) for apk files and show you a single unified list of all the apps you can install.
Then, it will only take one touch of the finger to either install the app, or delete the apk file.

You'll get the following information:

  • app name
  • app icon
  • app version
  • apk file size
  • app package
  • list of permissions required by the app

You will also see the installation status for each app, as follows:

  • green icon - the app is already installed, and the installed version is the same or newer than the apk version
  • yellow icon - the app is already installed, but the installed version is older than the apk version
  • red icon - the app is not installed at all
  • warning icon - the app requires a minimum Android version higher than the one on your device

Note that after installing apps or uninstalling apps, a rescan is needed for the statuses to be refreshed.

You can share your favorite apps with your friends by sending them an app via email.
For email sharing to work, an email app (built-in or third party) needs to already be installed and set up on your device.

Current Version:
2.15

Requires Android:
4.1 and up

Privacy Policy

App Installer - Screenshots

App Installer - Permissions

WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - required for deleting the apk files from the internal storage or SD Card
READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - required for accessing the internal storage or SD Card
REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES - required on Android 8.0 and newer for calling the Package Installer

App Installer - ChangeLog

v2.15
Updated:
- added REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES permission, it is needed on Android 8.0 and newer for calling the Package Installer
- made some tweaks to the new app icon for Android 7.1 and newer

Fixed:
- app crashes on Android 7 and newer when attempting to install APKs
- app crashes on Android 8 and newer when attempting to send APKs via email

v2.14
Updated:
- added support for runtime permissions on devices running Android 6 and newer
- added round app icon for supported devices with Android 7
- added adaptive app icon for devices running Android 8 and newer
- other minor improvements

v2.11.1
Fixed:
- app could crash if, for various reasons, the storage or SD card becomes unavailable while being scanned

v2.11
Updated:
- optimized error handling

v2.10.1
Fixed:
- crashes on Android 8.X when scanning certain APKs
- app icons may not be displayed on some devices
- other minor issues

v2.10
Updated:
- improved support for external SD cards

v2.9 (Play Store release only)
Updated:
- added localization for French and Spanish

v2.8
Fixed:
- app froze while deleting large APKs

v2.7
Updated:
- new visual style for the launcher icon
- some more minor UI tweaks

v2.6
Updated:
- some minor UI tweaks

v2.5.1
Fixed:
- shadow effect broken in the new UI

v2.5
Updated:
- imported some concepts from Material Design into the UI
- relevant text labels regarding app status, in the main screen
- revamped launcher icon

v2.4
Updated:
- removed the ads, the app is now 100% freeware
- removed the ACCESS NETWORK STATE permission, it was used only by the ad framework

v2.3
Updated:
- dropped support for Android 2.3, 3.X and 4.0
- enabled the Action Bar
- UI optimisations for phones with full hd displays and for other devices with very high density displays

Fixed:
- corrected a potential bug that could have caused memory leaks leading to crashes

v2.2
Updated:
- dropped support for Android 2.2
- you can now send apps via mail to your friends (requires an email app to already be installed on your device)
Only for SlideME release:
- devices running versions of Android not supported anymore, will no longer receive update notifications

v2.1.1
Updated:
- you can now view the Changelog within the app, via the Menu button

Fixed:
- random crashes caused by Google's AdMob framework

v2.1
Updated:
- made UI changes throughout the app
- some code optimisation and other minor improvements
- added a store link to the About screen, that takes you to my page in the store where you can see a list of all my published apps

v2.0.1
Updated:
- dropped support for Android 2.1
- revamped launcher icon
- minor UI tweaks

v2.0
Updated:
- revamped UI
- changed color scheme
- added a second screen displaying all the details of an app
- added the list of permissions required by an app, displayed in the new second screen
- moved the package name and apk file size from the main screen to the new second screen
Only for SlideME release:
- scaled down the Update Notification feature: the screen with the ChangeLog and Download button has been scraped, clicking on the update notification will take you directly to the app's page in the app store, and the ChangeLog can be viewed there via the appropriate link
- for the Update Notification feature, switched from using a third party server to using my own update server

v1.5
Updated:
- reworked icons for displays with Extra High density

Fixed:
- the SD card was not scanned if set with Read Only access

v1.4
Updated:
- had to update from the old AdMob framework (before Google buyout) to the new Google AdMob framework (made by Google), wich needs an extra permission to work (Network State). I postponed this as long as possible, but now Google is forcing us to use the new framework, so it had to happen.

Fixed:
- on occasion, when closing the app via the Menu->Quit command, the app will instead get restarted

v1.3
Fixed:
- app crashes when scanning apk files containing apps that require a minimum Android version higher than the one on your device.
From now on, the Warning status icon will identify these apps.

v1.2
Updated:
- dropped support for Android 1.6

v1.1
Updated:
- added status for each app : installed, not installed, etc. See the app's page in the app store for details
- no more rescanning after each deletion of an apk file
- new launcher icon, and reworked icons for WVGA displays