ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com July 20, 2018


Google Sends 60-Day Warning To App Developers, Brands

04 December 2017, 07:24 | Jodi Jackson

Which apps are sapping your battery? Android version 8.1 due for release in December will tell you

Which apps are sapping your battery? Android version 8.1 due for release in December will tell you

For Personalized alerts, Datally alerts users when apps start consuming a lot of data, and it allows them to see how much data they have used on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. The company says that if app developers refuse to comply, Google will display a warning of its own.

More importantly, this policy will extend to apps that have not been downloaded from the Google Play Store.

Announcing the launch of Datally in Lagos recently, Google Nigeria Country Director, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, said the new app, which was specifically designed for data users in emerging markets like Nigeria, would help Android users understand and control their mobile data to get the most out of their data plans.

"These data collection requirements apply to all functions of the app". All that users will see is a warning, and one that doesn't quite stop them from using the app in the first place.

Save up to 30% of mobile data through controlling data usage on an app-by-app. This covers app functions such as crash reports, where a list of installed apps on a device can not be sent without permission.


The changes reflect an update in August to the Personal and Sensitive Information section of Google's Developer Policy Center.

For example, the in-app disclosure must be shown within the app itself and not just the Play Store listing or on a website. Apart from highlighting the consumption, Datally will also suggest you the ways to bring down that consumption based on your usage and activity. Additionally, the app also features a big button at the top of the screen that will cut down all the background consumption of data on your device.

Google notes that two common violations are when an app doesn't treat a user's installed apps as personal or sensitive user data and when an app doesn't treat the user's phone or contact book as personal data.

The warning came in a set of revised Safe Browsing rules and focused on unwanted and harmful mobile behavior posted on Friday. If a developer includes surreptitious data harvesting in an Android app, Safe Browsing will be able to detect it and warn the user.



Other News

Trending Now

Elton John's mum, Sheila Farebrother, has died aged 92
Elton and Sheila had reconciled in 2016, with the singer confirming that they had put their bitter past behind them. Sir Elton married his partner David Furnish in 2005 after 12 years together and the couple have two children.

First and only supermoon of 2017 visible across the world Sunday night
Stargazers, astronomers and curious sky watchers got a chance to witness the first and only supermoon of this year Sunday night. Past year the moon made its closest approach to the Earth since 1948, and it won't be this close again until November 25, 2034.

How Facebook made the Winkevoss twins Bitcoin BILLIONARES!
However, the parties have reached an agreement, with Zuckerberg reportedly paying some $65 million to the Winklevoss twins. On the other hand, Tyler Winklevoss said in an interview in 2016 that Bitcoin is a "better version of gold".

Medical negligence: Max Hospital terminates services of 2 doctors
Delhi Health Minister had said on Saturday that the hospital might have to lose its license, if all charges were proved. A case has been registered under Section 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Airtel now offering more data under Rs 349, Rs 549 plans
Reliance Jio owned by one of the richest people of the world Mukesh Ambani created a buzz in the highly crowded telecom sector. This Airtel pack is available on the official Airtel site and is soon going to be available soon on the Airtel App.

Cyclone Ockhi: Khattar donates Rs 2 cr to PM's relief fund
Over 600 fishermen, stranded at sea off the state's coast, were rescued as of Sunday, official sources said on Sunday. They are now docked at Mirya Bunder, Ratnagiri.

Ed Sheeran says Beyonce changes her email address each week
Sheeran revealed to Entertainment Tonight that as a security precaution, Beyonce actually changes her email address every week. Sheeran said the new collaboration came from his idea of asking Beyonce to the song just to see if she would say yes.