I moved from ios to Android so now can't rely on Apple doing some checks on the apps.
I was told that Google does some automated checks and if you buy/download apps from large organisations, a.k.a. Microsoft, then you should be ok, given you check the permissions requested.
But this question is for small projects, small developer teams where they have solved a need but one may struggle to trust them or have the skills to vet every line of their code to prove you can trust them.
Good enough for the average user, like secure enough
- You can just download the app from the Google Play Store and run it.
- It won't be so buggy that it is unsafe
- It won't contain malware or code that will execute later that gives you issues
Average user => not someone on the run, but maybe someone unsafe like being stalked ect... Not sure how to define safe.
Related questions but not on this exactly as Google should do some checks
This question about Android/Google Play store apps I'm not sure has been asked. Google should do some checks, the fact they don't seem to isn't the users' fault...