Posted 2 years ago Comments
I am little befuddle by this problem.
First of all, how could they have passed the AppStore validation process with something like this ? Personally just to show (no upload!) the adressbook I have been ask to show a popup to notify the user …
Secondly, I do think it’s a bit easy to apologize after you get caught ! Don’t do it on the first place, as it’s a lack of respect for your consumers.
I really think that Apple should implement a location permission like dialog for that kind of information.
All this kind of privacy issue are important. Because the appstore is a shared store between all developers and confidence is the key of it’s success. Everything rely on this confidence and if it’s not the case we could end up with a Android Market Place (Low ROI, malware, scam apps and moreover no consumer confidence…).
So, please, Don’t do this kind of things !