To further protect privacy, Google plans to review apps that need users’ location in the background before publishing to Google Play.
Google’s attention to the topic of privacy concerns has gone far beyond upgrading various parts of the Android operating system .
According to a post on the Google Developers Blog , from August 3 this year (August 6),
the company will begin exploring the need for location access in apps that have been requested to be listed on Google Play.
In this review,
it will be shown how essential this feature is to an app that has included it. If there is no compelling reason for location access, or if an app has too many requests for this access, the developer request for Google app to be rejected will be rejected.
For example, a social network that asks users to share their location with others on a voluntary but voluntary basis can pass this survey successfully,
but an app that finds retailers around the user is limit to requesting location access. Users are using the app when he uses it.
Changes to this policy will take effect from April (mid-April 1),
but developers may apply in May for feedback on using this feature in their apps.
For the first few months of Google’s implementation of this new policy,
Google will consider less stringent developers.
Until August 3rd of this year,
new apps that require users’ location access in the background will be able to register their apps for Google Play,
but Google’s existing apps that have access to their phones since November 2 Google+ will remove them
to make changes to this new policy again and to be list again on Google Play.
Facebook and other popular apps have previously been accused of abusing users’ location information. Not only can this restrictive policy protect users ‘privacy, but it also raises the question in the process of developing an app for developers how much they need to access users’ location when they are not using the app.
due to the importance of having an app in the Google Apps Store,
the very first steps of developing an app with unnecessary,
unnecessary and extra access to users’ location are preventing.