There are companies with a business model which simply asks you give the right to use the data generated in mobile devices. This information is then analysed, utilized and sold to 3rd parties to generate revenues. While there are game development companies and developers with no obligations to this rule, we are concerned with your privacy and data flow.
In Countly HQ, one of our primary starting point was the protection of data collected from devices. We know that data analysis can lead to new products and innovations. Moreover, it can cut down costs and increase the loyalty of the customer, hence the income. Therefore we believe that you have the choice to choose between a privacy-friendly company and the others.
In this sense, we are preparing and packaging not only the mobile SDK, but also our backend and middleware in open source, to make sure that you are not tied up to a 3rd party. This way, only you’ll be able to see your data and use it, analyse it, protect it and improve your product. In the future, we’ll be providing sample code to provide your customers a way to opt-out from data collection.
For those interested, there’s a good discussion on Webpronews about private data on the net. Worth reading.
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