Developers are trying to avoid the upcoming Apple privacy update

Developers are trying to avoid the upcoming Apple privacy update

Apple officially launched the new privacy update a few weeks ago but developers aren’t happy with this and they are trying to avoid the update. This way, users will be able to know how developers use the data collected by the applications from the App Store.

This is possibly one of the reasons why you have seen fewer updates in recent days because, in order to update their software, developers need to fill out and publish a clear patch note about data usage and so far many of them are resilient to sharing this information.

Developers are looking for new ways to avoid the upcoming Apple privacy update

Initially, the information shared by the developers will be used to help users identify what data they are sharing with the applications and how it is being used. But, over time, it will allow them to decide whether or not they want to consent to the collection of this information and an Apple feature will allow them to simply not give permission.

Developers are trying to avoid the upcoming Apple privacy update
“Companies and agencies still have no idea of the magnitude of these changes and their implications.”

The main problem is that many applications track our sharing habits with advertising platforms and thus have personalized ads; this represents their main economic income. But by denying permissions, we would also block the tracking that the applications do. That’s why many developers are looking for backdoors and other tools -not so ethical- to continue doing it. Developers are trying to avoid the upcoming Apple privacy update.

“The impact of these changes are virtually impossible to predict,” one mobile game developer told. Another company’s director of application policy said that “companies and agencies still have no idea of the magnitude of these changes and their implications.”

Developers are looking for new ways to avoid the upcoming Apple privacy update, they are trying some backdoor actions. The problem with backdoors and other tracking tools is that they are much more invasive than the ones used today. Will they risk belonging to one of the most important stores by continuing to have their revenue?