I am a mom and a developer. I design my apps around the fact that children are using the app and the device. I do my best to balance technologies so that the child can play in a safe environment, and that I can run a successful company and be able to provide great apps.
The following is information about how my apps work and how it relates to yours and your child’s privacy:
*DATA COLLECTION – My apps make use of analytics software. Third party analytics companies may access anonymous data on my behalf about your device, generic location (based on IP not GPS), and app use to provide me an aggregate summary about how the app is used.
My apps keep track of software failures. Some of this information is collected by the markets that distribute the apps, some of this information is collected via code written into the app. If the app fails, I am sent a notification that provides me information about where the failure occurred in the code, as well non-identifiable information about the device, such as the device’s brand, screen size, and capabilities. I use this data to make sure my apps are running correctly, and if they aren’t, it allows me to fix problems quickly.
*LINKS – There are links in my apps to my website, to the market for other apps I offer, and to rate the apps.
*Disabling internet access before opening the app will prevent any data from being sent, and restrict access via links.
ADS – My apps do not have any third party ads. The only advertisements in the apps are for my own products.
IN APP PURCHASING – My apps do not use in-app purchasing. All apps are fully functional via initial download, though free apps have less content than their paid counterparts.
SOCIAL MEDIA – My apps are not connected to social media in any way.