Editable List of Apps that work or do not work with microG

microG is a part of the /e/ROM. For users who want to continue using applications that require the Google infrastructure but do not want their data spied upon, microG is a good plan B.

That being said not all apps work well with microG. There have been a lot of queries from users regarding what works and does not work on the /e/ OS with microG enabled .
Read Gaël’s views on the subject…
In this editable list pl share names of apps that work and do not work with microG.
(Please copy format of existing lines, using | between columns to keep table format)

We hope this will be helpful for new and existing users to decide if they want to switch to /e/ OS or continue using their stock ROM.

The idea is to add names of only apps which are not standard /e/OS applications like social media apps.

The fourth column gg indicates whether you need to be logged in with a google id to use the app.


Working with microG

App name Description Country gg
Aegis 2FA code generator (com.beemdevelopment.aegis)
Argenta Bank Banking be -
ASN Bankieren Banking nl -
Bank of America Banking us
Belfius Mobile be -
BMO Banking ca
Berichtenbox nl
BlueDriver OBD scan tool companion app -
Binary Eye QR Code scanner
Bitwarden Password Manager
Boursorama Banking fr
Brave Browser (com.brave.browser) no
BRS Golf by GolfNow uk
Capital One Banking us
Catima Loyalty card app
Chase Bank Banking us
CIC Banking (com.cic_prod.bad) fr no
Cluster Client for cluster.co photo and note sharing
Comdirect PhotoTAN App Banking; com.comdirect.phototan de
Consors Bank Banking de no
Consors Secure plus Banking de no
Covid Symptom Study from https://covid.joinzoe.com/ uk
Coronalert Covid-tracing be no
Crédit Mutuel Banking (com.cm_prod.bad) fr
Crypto.com Banking; trading and card services/management
DAVx⁵ at.bitfire.davdroid
FI.FM Radio Webradio (techno) (com.audioaddict.di) en
Digitales Bezahlen Banking de
DigiD nl
Discord
DKB Tan2Go Banking de
DKB banking Banking de
DNB Banking no
DuckDuckGo Browser (com.duckduckgo.mobile.android) no
DuoLingo Language learning
EcoTap Electric car charing
EDF à mes côtés Energy carrying (com.erdf.clients.amescotes) fr
ekWateur Energy provider (com.joul_cie.ekwateur) fr
Eset Mobile Security Antivírus Fr
EverSync Bookmarks (com.fvd.eversync)
Fedilab Social Media client for the Fediverse fr
Fietsplanner nl -
fip webradio (com.radiofrance.radio.fip.android) fr
Firefox
Firefox Focus
First Direct Banking; sideloaded uk
Flickr Social media Fr
foobar2000 Music player (com.foobar2000.foobar2000) en no
Fujifilm Camera Remote
Garmin Connect Fitness / activity tracking with Garmin devices
Géoportail Map (fr.ign.geoportail) fr no
GLS mBank Banking de
Glympse Share your GPS location
Google Maps Works with or without Google account, but may crash if Google Cloud Messaging is enabled
GPSTest GPS testing (com.android.gpstest.osmdroid) en
Greenchoice nl -
Guardian Newspaper; account sign-in does not work uk
Home Assistant Home automation
Honeywell Home -
HowDidIDo Golf uk
IDEAL nl
IDnow Online-Ident de.idnow
ING Bank Banking nl
ING Bank Banking de
ING Bank Banking be
Instagram com.instagram.android
Jitsi Meet Video Conferencing
K-9 Mail
Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus Security (com.kms.free) no
Kaspersky Battery Life System tool (com.kaspersky.batterysaver) no
Lawnchair v1 Launcher and homescreen no
Lawnchair v2 Launcher and homescreen
Locus Maps Free
Lyft
MaBanque - Credit Agricole Banking; fr.creditagricole.androidapp fr
MELCloud mitsubishi.wifi.android.mitsubishiwifiapp
Meross IOT remote control (com.meross.meross)
Messagerie Vocale Orange network provider tool (com.orange.vvm) fr
Messenger Messaging (Facebook)
Messenger Lite Messaging (Facebook)
Met Office Weather uk
Météo@IPMA Weather Pt
Meteociel Weather (com.meteociel.fr) fr
Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard com.touchtype.swiftkey - but see this report
Mobile BankID Banking se -
Mon Réseau Orange network provider tool (com.orange.wifiorange) fr
Mozilla Stumbler org.mozilla.mozstumbler
MyBanking - Triodos Bank Banking de
myCANAL CANAL+ (com.canal.android.canal) fr no
MyEE User app for EE UK mobile network uk
MyDir com.fisikal.member.dir
MySosh Internet provider (com.orange.mysosh fr
My Verisure (new) com.verisure.securitasdirect.owa
NASCAR Cars racing (com.nascar.nascarmobile) en-us
NFS SmartCard Info NFC tool (com.inoapp.cardinfo)
NPO see [this comment](Editable List of Apps that work or do not work with microG which says there are problems with the update from v0.2.11 to 0.2.12) nl
NS Reisplanner Traveling nl -
Nationwide Banking; building society uk
Nexcloud Talk Messaging
NewPipe PeerTube client (org.schabi.newpipe) no
NextCloud Cloud synchronisation client
Nvidia Shield TV
OBDLink OBD scan tool companion app. Enhanced OEM add-ons require Play Store + Google account -/gg
OS Locate find the UK grid reference of your current GPS position uk
OS Maps Access to UK Ordnance Survey map uk
OsmAnd+ Maps and GPS navigation using Open Street Map
Payconiq by Bancontact Android Q or higher and you have to disable Android debugging in Dev Options be -
PayPal Electronic payments Banking
Phone Network provider Orange phone app (com.orange.phone) fr
Picnic nl -
Podcast Republic Podcast streaming
PostNL nl.tpp.mobile.android nl
ProtonVPN VPN fr
ProtonMail
Push Notification Tester com.firstrowria.pushnotificationtester
QR Scanner (com.secuso.privacyFriendlyCodeScanner)
Qustodio Parental Controls Parent app
Rabo Wallet Banking nl
Rabobank Except QR code scanning to pay for things online nl
Raiffeisen E-banking/PhotoTAN/Twint Banking ch no
Raise To Answer Answer phone calls by holding your phone to your ear
Reseplanarare Traveling se -
Revolut Banking uk
Ring - Always Home Ring video doorbells and alarms companion app
RP Webradio (Radio Paradise) (com.earthflare.android.radioparadisewidget.gpv2) en-us
SecureGo Banking de
Self Bank Banking; com.selfbank.mobileapp
Shade Launcher Launcher (amirz.shade)
Shelter Install apps in the Work Profile, isolated from your other data. Useful for ‘spying’ apps e.g.
StrongSwan VPN client app
Signal Messaging; org.thoughtcrime.securesms
Simple Mobile Tools FOSS apps with a common UI, including Contacts, Calendar, Note, Draw, Gallery, Music Player, SMS app, Voice Recorder, Calculator, Phone Dialer, Camera, File Manager
Simplii Financial Banking; com.pcfinancial.mobile ca
Slide for Reddit
SMS Backup & Restore com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore
SNCF Assistant fr gg
SNS bankieren Banking nl
Sonos Media streaming companion app
Sparda Banking Banking de
Sparda SecureApp Banking; de.sdvrz.ihb.mobile.secureapp.sparda.produktion de
Spotify Music streaming; working, but a user has reported it as not working on Galaxy S9+ bought from /e/ store
Spotify Lite Music streaming
Squeezer Media streaming companion app -
Swedbank Banking se -
Swish Banking se -
SynscanPro For control of Skymax tripod mounts
Syncthing com.nutomic.syncthingandroid
Telegram Messaging; available as FOSS on F-Droid
Tesla
Thuisbezorgd Food ordering app nl
Threema Messaging
Tidal Music streaming
Tinder minor issue. For notifications, either enable email notifications in Tinder app settings, or enable push notifications in Settings > microG > Google Cloud Messaging.
Trebuchet Launcher inofficial XDA-port (https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/app-lineageos-15-trebuchet-laucher-rom-t3667436)
Trello Kanban boards (now owned by Atlassian)
Twidere Microblogging client for Mastodon, Twitter
Twint PostFinance Banking ch
Twint Raiffeisen Banking ch no
Twitch Video streaming
V-Traffic Driving (com.vtrafic.app) no
Vanilla Music Music player
Västtrafik Traveling se -
Visirando Trekking (org.visirando.android) fr no
VLC Media player
What3words Find, share and navigate to a precise location anywhere in the world. Used by emergency services (police, ambulance, mountain rescue) in the UK
WhatsApp Messaging
WhatsApp Business Messaging; com.whatsapp.w4b
WiFiAnalyzer WiFi access point status and signal strength analyzer
XCIPTV IPTV streaming
Yandex Mail
YouTube Media streaming
Yuka Scans and analyzes the labels of food and cosmetic products fr no
Zendesk Support com.zendesk.android
Zoho Mail
Zoho Notebook
ZVV Tickets Traveling ch

Not Working with microG

App name Description Country
ASN Mobiel Betalen Banking; nl.asnbank.mobielbetalen nl
BankAustria Banking; login does not succeed at
Banque Populaire (Cyberplus) fr
Barclaycard Deutschland error message “looks like your device has been rooted, please use another device” de
CoronaMelder nl
Dott Electric scooter sharing
eBay Kleinanzeigen com.ebay.kleinanzeigen / Classified ads de
Flightradar24 com.flightradar24fre / freezes on first screen uk
Flipboard works but I cannot click the button to log in by email
FreeDCam [https://f-droid.org/packages/troop.com.freedcam] crashes on start
IamResponding cannot log in
ING CommCard Banking; com.ing.expenses = ING Commercial Card made by Fraedom nl
Insight Timer cannot log in, but anonymous account is working fine
IT Satispay Banking
ItsMe be.bmid.itsme be
Jodel Social media
Kanji Study com.mindtwisted.kanjistudy - not possible to make/restore the purchase of the full app: error message “Google Play billing is unavailable”
Liberty Rider fr
Lime Scooter sharing
Locus Maps PRO
Lyf Pay com.fivory.prod
Meetic net.ilius.android.meetic - SafetyNet problem fr
Mi Carrefour com.munrodev.crfmobile - fails on startup
MOVO Electric scooter and bike sharing
Microsoft Onedrive Cloud storage de
Microsoft Sharepoint Cloud groupware de
Navionics
Netflix causes microG to crash constantly, but app is usable when you disable microG
Payconic mobi.inthepocket.bcmc.bancontact (working on Android Q) be
PayPal Banking; installs with SAI but crashes constantly
Pokémon Go
RBC Mobile - Royal Bank of Canada Banking; device not detected in the Playstore (yuk I had to sign in) ca
Santander Banking; sideloaded: error message “looks like your device has been rooted, please use another device” uk
Satellite (Sipgate) VOIP; de.sipgate.app.satellite; registration process seems to work, but the login with own credentials does not de
S-ID-Check com.entersekt.authapp.sparkasse Application to validate credit card payments, app from German savings bank Sparkasse, works only when downloaded straight from G-Play de
Smile Banking; “device does not meet minimum security requirements” message on launching uk
Snapchat com.snapchat.android
SnappCar (car sharing) nl.snappcar.app; actually runs, but login fails nl
Spotify Reported as working above. Apparently not working on Galaxy S9+ bought from /e/ store
Swile Corporate lunch credit card
Trouw Dutch newspaper app nl
Uber
Uber Lite
Vipps Banking no
Zity Electric car sharing
Yego Motorcycle sharing app

Regain your privacy! Adopt /e/ the unGoogled mobile OS and online servicesphone

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Hello.
Some apps need to link phone/microg to a gg account, to work., others can run in 'anonymous ’ mode. Country code and ‘gg’ flag would be useful. Eg.

fr. gg SNCF Assistant

And flag for anonymous…

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ItsMe be.bmid.itsme
Payconic mobi.inthepocket.bcmc.bancontact

Without these two essential Apps in my country I don’t have any use fore a smartphone. Tested in 2019, the reason I left /e/ and the other alternative OS’s earlier this year and stopped using mobile altogether. Possibly there were changes because now ItsMe works on Huawei too, was not the case a few months ago.
Screenshot at 2020-09-20 07-17-19

Pl update the app names in the initial post. It is editable.

Added several. For non-country-specific apps I used a ‘.’ as the country code.

How? I can’t find an edit button…

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Screenshot from 2020-09-20 17-26-51

The first post in this thread is editable… Pl check the screenshot

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Not for me.

Edit: Okay, now it appeared.

I’m using a Fairphone 3 so I could relock my bootloader. So I may have added apps that don’t work if you can’t relock the bootloader :confused:

Hello Manoj

I’m also not able to edit.

To be able to edit, the Trust Level 1 (Basic) is needed.

For this, here is what needs to be done :

  • Enter in at least 5 topics
  • Read at least 30 posts
  • Spend a total of 10 minutes reading posts
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Thanks for the information, I thought it’s something like this.

I’m following the project since it was announced and was still called eelo, I’m using it since March on my phone and spent days worth of hours in this forum, but just as a silent reader. Now I finally created an account yesterday :slight_smile:

I saw my account was already promoted to the basic level, so thanks for that.

It might be worth putting these in a table (or add a flag) indicating which app store(s) (/e/ Apps, F-Droid, Aurora Store) the app can be found in

It looks like these forums do support markdown tables e.g.

App name Country Description Store gg
OS Maps uk access to UK Ordnance Survey maps Au n
Google Maps Mapping and navigation Au y/n
Trello client app for Trello online Kanban boards (now owned by Atlassian) Au n
OsmAnd+ maps and GPS navigation using Open Street Map Au Fd n

If people like the idea, I can work through the current list and put it in a table

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Putting the information into a table makes sense to me though if all the apps are put into one table it would be good to have all the ones that do work up top and ones that don’t work at the bottom (or vice-versa) so there is clear separation.

Otherwise I just wanted to say that I thought this thread is a good idea and very helpful.

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Working
Locus Maps Free

Not working
Locus Maps PRO
IT Satispay (banking)

Not working:

MOVO - electric scooters and bikes sharing
Zity - electric car sharing

microG has a wiki table of problem apps, and some have workarounds: https://github.com/microg/android_packages_apps_GmsCore/wiki/Problem-Apps

The list of apps that work will probably become very long, which is good.

Without at least app and microG version numbers, such lists might not be very meaningful.

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Good input.

As I see, it’s just apps that use the location API. Good start, but I think the goal of this list is to answer questions if specific apps work, especially banking apps.

Good idea about the app and microG versions. Should definitely be added. Probably in future also with a timestamp, to have an idea how current the information is.

@Manoj, can this become a wiki article?
@petefoth, if you’re still down for making a table, could you insert such fields?

Nice idea, but maintaining it would be a chore, there’s a lot of information to collect, collate and update. I think the information we have is a good starting point

I already did the table. It’s not very sophisticated - fairly standard markdown table - and adding fields should be easy for anyone to do. However, as mentioned above I’m not sure we should add a lot more, but that’s only my opinion :slight_smile:
The good thing about wiki posts - which the initial post is - is that anyone can make whatever changes they want :wink: