Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Amazon.com has an Android Marketplace. How do the apps go from Amazon.com to my phone? I am looking for a protocol level analysis. Do they use a basic protocol like FTP and then check with a Google digital signature? I do not own an Android.

I wish for an explanation of how the protocol operates because I want to provide an android app for free download for my users off my website, like Amazon does.

share|improve this question

closed as off topic by Tom O'Connor, pfo, RobM, EEAA, Greg Askew Apr 6 '12 at 14:10

Questions on Server Fault are expected to relate to professional server, networking, or related infrastructure administration within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted

It's almost certainly HTTPS.

If you want to offer android apps for download, you can just put the .apk file on your site and link to it. Mind you, only people who've ticked the option for "Allow unauthorised sources" will be able to download it.

Why don't you just submit it to the Google Play store?

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.