About This Site

About This Site

The UK Government commissioned Copper Horse to conduct a study to map the app security (and app store) standards landscape. The UK Government also commissioned Copper Horse to create a website that highlights the findings of this mapping in a clear and accessible way. We aimed to map as many open standards, guidelines and recommendations as possible in order to find commonalities but also the differences or any outliers. The study highlights the need for The UK Government’s Code of Practice because no standards were identified for app stores and there was no unifying standard that covered app security across all device categories. The website’s findings have been displayed using a thematic analysis so that it can helpfully inform stakeholders, such as developers, operators and other governments.

This site was therefore produced and is maintained by Copper Horse Limited. Feedback can be sent to: appstores[@]copperhorse.co.uk .

Acknowledgements and Thanks

Thank you to all of the organisations who have worked to protect users through the development of their developer security guidance and standards.

About the Mapping Data


The information contained on this site is for general guidance and is not to be relied upon as professional advice.

The UK Government and Copper Horse Ltd has used reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information in this document is accurate and up to date. Copper Horse Ltd shall not accept liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any use of or the inability to use any links contained in this document. Copper Horse Ltd shall not be responsible for claims brought by third parties arising from your use of this document.

Copper Horse Ltd assumes no responsibility for the contents of linked websites. The inclusion of any link should not be taken as endorsement of any kind by Copper Horse Ltd of the linked website or any association with its operators. Further, Copper Horse Ltd has no control over the availability of the linked pages. References to organisations do not imply endorsement by Copper Horse Ltd .


Some of the material on this site, including text and images, is protected by Crown copyright and other copyright. The copyright of the original material quoted in the mapping remains that of the original authors. Use of Crown copyright materials is subject to the Open Government Licence for public sector information. To view this licence, visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/ or write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London TW9 4DU, or email: psi@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk.

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