Hy,

Wich free app do you use for gps that respect pricacy and do not track you?

I tested magic earth and in the 1st simulation was in a forbidden road - not precised.

Thanks.

  • @Tangent5280
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    211 months ago

    Hello, just to expand on one of your points - you said we should install it from f-droid to avoid trackers - does this mean that apps installed from Google Play Store has trackers baked into them when we download? Is this with/without developer consent?(As in, you can only list your app here if you let us add trackers)

    • @[email protected]
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      11 months ago

      In order to get your app listed on f-droid, the app cannot use Google play services and has to be able to run on de-googled phone. Also, the play store version of OsmAnd seem to have in app purchase enabled (perhaps for donation), which means it might use Google play services in order to get the IAP functionality. Not saying that the version on the play store actually have tracking enabled (I haven’t looked into it), but using Google play services might grant Google access to some of the app data/metrics.

      Edit: after some cursory inspection, looks like the f-droid version has more features than the play store version. Some of the features on the play store version is locked behind paywall.