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Whenever we use an app on our Android device, our main focus of interest is its functionality and interface. What we generally overlook is the country of origin or other details such as email ID or even the address of the developer. But, bother getting into these details for a variety of reasons. Let’s try and visualize some of these scenarios –
- It could be that you are a creative person who wishes to extend wonderful out-of-the-box ideas pertaining to your favorite app. And, you are hopeful that the developer will listen to your feedback and implement it
- You loved an app so much that you want to know about the developer’s country and other details so that you can strike a conversation and probably learn a thing or two about how the developer went about making the app
- There’s an ongoing rift between countries, where, even installing applications from one country is banned in another
- You want to download a non-Google Play Store app, or probably have already downloaded one. You suspect that it comes from a country that has had recent instances of cybercriminals spreading malicious threats via apps. If you find that the app is in fact from that country, you can immediately hit the uninstall button and remove the app, and control damage to an extent.
Ways To Find The Origin Country of An Android App:
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1. Via Play Store
There is a high probability that you will be able to find the country of origin of an installed app or even of the app that you wish to install. Here’s how you can find your app’s details on Play Store –
1. Open Google Play Store and search for the app whose country of origin you want to find
2. Scroll down till you can see the Developer contact dropdown, tap on it. You can find this section just where the comments end. In case you can’t see this section instantly, tap anywhere on the area below the screenshots, right above Related to your search, scroll down and you should be able to see the Developer contact dropdown
3. You will now be able to see the Address of the developer from where you can even find the country of the app
4. In case, you have opened the app on your desktop, you can scroll down and you will be able to see the country of origin under the Developer section
Here you won’t just find the app’s country of origin but even the –
- Developer’s website
- Email ID of the developer, and even
- Its operating address.
2. Use An App To Find An App’s Country Of Origin
You can use an app to find an app’s country of origin. One such app is App Country Finder. It even helps you in situations where the developer’s information on Google Play Store might not be accurate enough as far as telling the origin country is concerned. Let’s have a look at how you can use App Country Finder to your benefit –
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2. Once the app installs, run an original scan and let the app scan all the apps
3. Once the scan is over, type the name of the app whose country of origin you want to find
That’s it, here you will be able to see the country of origin of the app. The app also lets you do tons of other things such as you can take a backup of an app that you can access from App Country Finder folder in your storage. It also lets you uninstall unwanted apps from the interface itself.
3. Search on Google
If you are not getting an answer to something, Google is the place to go. And, as far as finding an Android app’s country of origin is concerned, Google won’t just tell you the country of origin but even the story behind the very development of an app. But, you may have to be a little precise in the way you enter your query. To find an app’s country of origin you can suffix the app’s name with the phrase “country of origin”. For example to find the country of origin of WhatsApp –
1. Open www.google.com
2. In the search bar enter WhatsApp country of origin. You can replace WhatsApp with your desired app
3. Press Enter
Many famous Android apps have pages on Wikipedia from where you can gather a lot of authentic information about an app. Not only will you be able to find the origin country but also the preceding history about the app and several other aspects as well such as the exact genre of the app, the other platforms it is available on, and several other things.
Ever tried to look up an Android app’s country of origin or other details pertaining to the app? If yes, what intrigued you? Do share your story in the comments section below. For more such informative content, keep reading Tweak Library.