What is an Android Code Signing Certificate?

Here’s something you may not know: cell phone apps are great way to spread malware. It turns out that enterprising hackers realized early on during the app craze that the general populace is overly trusting and will happily download and give full permissions to an unknown app just so they can put down location pins at every place they visit. This is where an “Android code signing certificate” can come in handy for Android app developers.

Fortunately, the smart phone OS makers, both Apple with its iOS and Google with its Android platform, have tighten up the oversight of apps on their systems, warning users about unknown downloads and regulating what shows up in their app stores.

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