However, in the process of reading about Amazon Underground, I found that some people are wary of the number of permissions that the Underground app asks people to accept. It is only compatible with Android phones and tablets, and any participating app must be downloaded and installed either through the Amazon Underground app or the more recently updated Amazon app. There is an enormous amount of engineering effort that goes into any of these services - and most people are willing to buy into the whole web-based application thing, in order to take advantage of that. I would posit most people here are hardly experts in one, let along both among all the other things they'd need to be experts in. Amazon Underground is the new official app for Amazon Appstore.
You may wish to consider Option 2 in this case. The questionable way of getting the data is to just hoover up whatever behind the scenes. Google will be just fine unless Amazon gets their act together. However, after reading through them, the majority seem to be from the perspective of an external attacker. If you do not make this change, your app's users could experience a version collision if they have both the Amazon Underground and non-Underground versions of your app installed at the same time. Please review the for complete program terms. Why exactly did Amazon push this free-apps, devs-get-paid system? If you choose to use a webapp - e.
I'm not talking about shady apps you downloaded off some dodgy pirated Android app store, or apps where you agree to this sort of tracking so you get free apps e. There are numerous advantages to using a cloud-hosted service - if you tried to replicate Gmail or Dropbox, to the same level of reliability, performance and sharing features - the engineering effort alone would probably stump many of us. If you don't want to use those services - then don't. Dropbox, Gmail, Instagram, Flickr - you are already trusting those services to store your data. I mean, come on - you're storing your data on their servers - there's got to be some trust there.
And, as a follow up, in case it's the latter: do you require guests to put phones into Airplane mode or similar? Hopefully the app will now graduate to the Google Play store, like all Amazon's other apps. To determine usage time, at the end of a reporting period usually 24 hours , Amazon calculates the total time aggregated in milliseconds and rounds this number to the smallest unit of currency for your marketplace. There's also an expectation that the data will be used once for helping you and that's all. Unlimited lives, levels, upgrades — everything. To determine the usage time, at the end of a 24-hour reporting period, Amazon calculates the total time aggregated in milliseconds multiplies it by the royalty rate, and rounds this number to the smallest unit of currency for your marketplace. It also seems strange that someone who cares so much about his privacy doesn't have xposed with Xprivacy, because then he could have spoofed the data instead of having to block it all together.
However, nobody seems to be able to answer it. Personal Info Used for permissions that provide access to the user's private data, such as contacts, calendar events, e-mail messages, etc. In a world where a private company owns public security cameras, yeah you should stay indoors because they track you every hour of every day, they built a machine to spy on you and they'll devour you. Cost Money Used for permissions that can be used to make users spend money without their direct involvement. Large scale turn-key web-apps aren't really where open-source shines. I don't know which of those are more of a problem on the phone than on the web in general.
At the end of the day - if a person notices negative impacts from using a product, then they will stop using that product. App developers who qualify are able to include their app in the Underground program. I'm not saying you shouldn't use Xprivacy or other root-enabled apps, though, as some are very useful and it may be the only way to get Google to build in some of those features eventually, but just be aware of the trade-off you're making. I have had people who indicated they were associated with my credit card company try to sell me things - but I think that was just another division of my bank, as opposed to partners. If I see you're using the linkedin app app your employer might be interested to see if that means you're considering leaving.
Will this be a better option for developers? Sony of course is a classic example - and they've had to work pretty hard to regain that trust. See for recommendations on how to address this situation. Because the moment you willingly let an application collect your data, you're no longer the user of the application, you're now a product of the company that owns the application. This helps to communicate to your users the value of those items that they are now receiving for free. But my phone is almost guaranteed to be tied directly to me. Can we report that, weekly? If so, is it something we think they are unaware of? You're better to rob or better to sell to or better to hit up for donations.
You seem to genuienly think that tracking is not just acceptable, but a norm in some situatioons. The spam issue you mentioned is certainly one thing - for most people, they just want email that is reliably delivered - and also for incoming spam to be correctly marked as spam. We don't yet have reasonable infrastructure for small, locally-run services for consumers - try and find cheap email hosting owned by someone where you can actually go knock on their office door and have a chat. They will need to work hard to re-gain that trust. This section provides an introduction to how payments work with Amazon Underground.