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  1. #1101
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulkeeper View Post
    it looks like I have little choice.
    I had to reset my phone 2 days ago so lost this app. Then I remembered that I had bought it for a tablet not supported by Google from SlideMe.org. If you haven't used them before, you'll need an account and to download their APK. They have Squeeze Commander in their store at $4.99. I was allowed to download for free because I'd bought it from them previously.

  2. #1102
    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Seymour View Post
    ... SlideMe.org. If you haven't used them before, you'll need an account and to download their APK. They have Squeeze Commander in their store at $4.99.
    Was just about to suggest this. Not only safer than downloading from a random APK repository on the web, but presumably the developer will still get paid (yes, I know it's abandonware at this point, but if we still use it I think it's OK we pay).

    If I remember correctly, the developer released the app on Slime.me at a time when the Android Store (as it was called then) didn't distribute pay-for apps in many countries, so using Slide.me was a way to have people from countries were buying apps on the Android store wasn't yet possible still be able to buy the Squeeze Commander.

  3. #1103
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    I believe Google Play Store removed Squeeze Commander because it has access to sensitive data eg contacts, storage etc but has no privacy policy. Many of the apps permissions I believe are a consequence of being built for older Android before finer control was possible.

    This means even if you get the APK and install it, if Google Play Protect is active for your device it will warn you that Squeeze Commander can steal your data etc. Play Protect will strongly suggest to uninstall the app as the recommended fix.

    I hope the lack of a privacy policy is the actual concern with the app and not that Google has explicit other issues with the app.

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