Places to get stuff

Google Play only wants to install directly on your device. Which makes it tough to side-load if you don’t have WIFI.

 

How to Download APK Files (Android Apps) from Google Play
How To Download Apk From Google Play To PC

 

I loved CYRKET
Which was taken down.

 

 

 

 

Sideloading

Let’s say you’re in the impossible situation of having cancelled your smartphone’s contract, kept the “phone”, and had the wifi-radio die. After thinking it was a software issue you wiped the whole thing back to factory-metal, and only then discovered that it was indeed a bad radio. How do you install anything?

 

If you’re like me, you’ll let the phone sit around for a year gathering dust, then google like mad the night before a vacation and discover Installing an Android App from the SD card without a File browser.

 

The long and the short of it -- type file:///path/to/file.apk into the browser. It wouldn’t hurt to rename the .apx to something reasonably easy to type.

 

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9718104/how-to-install-apk-from-pc

 

http://matthewturland.com/2012/03/15/sideloading-google-play-apps-onto-a-kindle-fire/ - an edge-case that doesn’t apply to my situation, but interesting.