Aussie Startup CodeNgo partners with Search Giant Yandex to Support Android Developer Community

Working with Alternative App Stores to Support Open Standard App Description File To Streamline Multiple App Store Publishing
SYDNEY - June 4, 2013 - PRLog -- Yandex , the largest Russia-born search engine and CodeNgo, a multi-app store publishing service based in Sydney, have partnered to launch a new open source file format called AppDF for Android developers looking to drive more downloads for their apps outside of the Google Play store. With over 30 independent, alternative Android stores and hundreds of local carrier and OEM stores, publishing to each store individually is cumbersome and time consuming. CodeNgo's service now accepts AppDF files further streamlining submissions for app publishers.

CodeNgo and Yandex along with the Opera and SlideMe app stores are supporting this Android developer community initiative spearheaded by the One Platform Foundation (OPF) to create a universal application description file for app stores, AppDF. "Most Android developers are forced to limit their distribution opportunities to only one or two stores, while app stores lose their chances to host good apps, just because of the imperfect publishing routine" according to Vassili Philippov, OPF founder and head of mobile product distribution at Yandex. Chris Jones, co-founder of CodeNgo adds, "we're supporting AppDF because we believe that it will significantly lower the obstacles for developers trying to monetize their apps and also enable a healthier alternative app store ecosystem."

An Android app developer can quickly and easily create a ZIP archive with an .appdf extension, which contains a full application description and links to other files in the archive, such as APK files, screenshots, promo graphics, video, etc. Then this file can be submitted directly to app stores supporting this format or through CodeNgo ( which helps developers manage all of the different app stores from a single location. AppDF is available for free to any Android app developer. You can learn more about AppDF and wrap your APK files into a unified format right now at
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