Android will suggest apps based on location

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: Android will suggest apps based on location[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2016/06/United.001-95x75.png[/newsimage]

Android will suggest apps based on the location of the user. This should make it easier for users of Google’s mobile operating system to quickly download an app that is relevant to their location.

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#2

The only aspect I have a bad feeling about from a privacy standpoint is the possibility to track users, but again as long as it is opt-in, the idea in itself is cool and quite useful :slight_smile:


#3

I’m okay with this, too. It sounds like it would be quite nifty. But, as Xercus says, I need for this to remain an opt-in option.


#4

[QUOTE=Xercus;2775889]The only aspect I have a bad feeling about from a privacy standpoint is the possibility to track users, but again as long as it is opt-in, the idea in itself is cool and quite useful :)[/QUOTE] Android already does that with Location History, which is on by default AFAIK.


#5

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2775891]Android already does that with Location History, which is on by default AFAIK.[/QUOTE]
…which is a problem, I somehow wonder where this ‘need to know’ comes from… On a need be basis only that really should be… As in opt-in. There is something in me that revolt and while I really more advocate the bill of no right as long as the bill of rights go against common sense, in the digital and virtual open space where we operate, this is so important I simply can not let be… :flower:

Edit: Of course, in the case of mobile, you only need to hook up to the nearest carrier’s antenna for ‘them’ to know your approximate location.


#6

Opt-in isn’t quite enough for me, but it is a step in the right direction. I also need to know that, should I enable these location-based ads, these ads will not spy on me. I’d also like ads that don’t suck up huge quantities of processing power, and don’t interfere with my ability to use my own device. These ads must be reasonably discrete, which I realize is something the advertising industry hates doing.

Also, just because something is opt-in right now, doesn’t mean it will remain so in the future. I’ll bet Google will make it an opt-out later. Then, they’ll make the “opt-out” less of an actual opt-out, and more like a fake out-out, much like what they have done with have done with their web-based advertising.