Trick to Find any APK you are looking for

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  1. pbrauer

    pbrauer Administrator Staff Member

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    A lot of times I get requests for specific APK files from places other than the Google Market, or I see an app written up that I think looks great but when I look for it I cannot find the APK anywhere easily.

    In order to try and come up with a search for Google to resolve this I have been tinkering with a reusable and customizable string that will look for me through all of the indexed items. Before I share this, please keep a couple of things in mind. I DO NOT condone sharing licensed APK files, this is illegal. Also, if you find that YOUR files are listed here, then it is because Google found them, not me and you should examine your security and/or posting history.

    Here are the links:

    1. If you are just looking for a canonical listing of all APKs:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=-inurl:htm -inurl:html -inurl:asp intitle:"index of" +(apk)

    2. If you are looking for a specific APK and you know what it is called add it right before the end of the string:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=-inurl:htm+-inurl:html+-inurl:asp+intitle:%22index+of%22+%2B(<appname>.apk)

    3. Wildcards in the appname area are supported but do result occasionally in unexpected results.

    Cheers,
    p
     
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    Sweet! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    This if tight thanks

    Sent from my incredible using Android Tablet Forum
     
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    Hey Pb, great job. Heading to Amazon now to purchase my 32gb. ;)
     
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    I guess I'll never get Dungeon Hunter because Gameloft never responds to tech support questions.
     

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