Why Android Developers Need Code Signing Certificate for their Android Apps?

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<ul><li><p>Why Android Developers Need Code </p><p>Signing Certificate for their Android Apps?</p><p>Explained by AboutSSL.org</p></li><li><p>Behind any application, there goes a tremendous amount of effortand energy of many people. Long hours, never-ending coding lines,countless cups of coffee and hundreds of edits a recipe of making anAndroid application.</p><p>Having so many things at stake, it is of utmost importance to protectthe integrity and security of an app. That is where code signingcertificates enter the scene.</p><p>The code sign certificate lets the users know that the app theyredownloading/using is genuine. A Code Signing Certificate encrypts anapplication so that the code behind an app remains intact and anyoneis not defrauded.</p><p>Introduction</p></li><li><p>Code Signing Certificate &amp; Android Apps: A </p><p>Match Made in Heaven</p><p>Using Encryption technique, a code signing certificate turns the codeof an app into an undecipherable format. Thereby, protecting theauthenticity of the developers as well as keeping the code away fromthe reach of the hackers and fraudsters. This way an android app isfortified against any alterations. This is done using Public KeyCryptography, the same cryptography method used in SSL certificates.</p><p>You wont have to indulge the gray cells of your brain as Google hasmade the installation process of Code Signing as simple as it couldpossibly be. You just have to follow a pre-defined set of instructionsand the certificate will be installed.</p><p>https://aboutssl.org/how-to-install-ssl-certificate/</p></li><li><p>Malware Infusion Through Android Apps</p><p>Android occupies more than 85% market share when it comes to theworld of smartphones. The Google Play Store comprises of around 3million applications. Being such a widely adopted platform, Androidapps represent a highly rewarding target for cyber-criminals.</p><p>Unlike the other operating systems, Android allows the users todownload 3rd party applications. Thats where the danger comes in.Its sad to see many rookies as well as seasoned developers ignoringone of the most important parts of Android app security codesecurity.</p><p>If the code of an app isnt protected, the attackers can infuse amalware-infected code in the app and distribute it through variousplatforms. The users fall prey to this widely used tactic as they dontthink twice about downloading apps and giving them the permissions.A single malware-infected application can be a cause of misery forthousands of people.</p></li><li><p>Benefits of Code Signing Certificates </p><p>(Cont.)</p><p>The code signing certificates are issued by entities called certificateauthorities. These certificate authorities are trusted all-around theworld and you receive a stamp of approval from them on installing acode signing certificate. These trust-marks or seals play a key role asfar as customer trust is concerned.</p></li><li><p>Benefits of Code Signing Certificates</p><p> Get your app featured on Google Play Store: You might be aware of thefact that Google doesnt accept applications unless theyre signed usingvalid code signing certificates. If your application isnt on the play store,what is the point of creating an app in the first place?</p><p> Enhanced Reputation: Digital signatures such as code signing certificatesimprove the trust levels in a customers mind. The trust-signs play theirpart in this. A bridge of trust is built between the app provider and users.Surely, this enhances your reputation and ratings on the internet.</p><p> Increased Revenues: As any successful entrepreneur will tell you to keepyour customers happy. If the customers trust you and are happy withyour performance, more people are likely to download your apps. Thisultimately results in increased revenues and you certainly want that,dont you?</p></li><li><p>Code Signing Certificate Related Articles</p><p> What is Code Signing Certificate?</p><p> Top 3 Code Signing Certificates &amp; its Providers</p><p> Low Cost Code Signing Certificates from Top SSL Brands</p><p> How Code Signing Certificate works?</p><p>https://aboutssl.org/what-is-code-signing-certificate/https://aboutssl.org/top-3-code-signing-certificates/https://aboutssl.org/low-cost-code-signing-certificates/https://aboutssl.org/how-code-signing-certificate-works/</p></li><li><p>Follow AboutSSL.org on Social Platforms</p><p>AboutSSL.org is a learning platform where anyone can learn about the SSLcertificates. 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