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Sideloading Drivers and motivations.

Goodwin, Craig; Woolley, Sandra


Craig Goodwin


With the recent court cases involving Google, Apple, and Epic Games, sideloading has taken a prominent position in the current and future accessibility and usability of smartphone applications. Sideloading is defined in the context of smartphones as the download and installation of an application via non-official means, such as a Third-Party Marketplace or repository. Enabling, or disabling the ability to sideload in smartphone eco-systems has the potential for an increase in wider issues such as the prevention of device longevity and digital sustainability. This paper outlines the current research into Sideloading drivers and motivations with discussion on future studies to be conducted.

Conference Name 35th International BCS Human-Computer Interaction Conference
Start Date Jul 11, 2022
End Date Jul 13, 2022
Acceptance Date Jun 1, 2022
Publication Date 2022-07
Deposit Date Jun 5, 2023