User Privacy & Data Protection Standards in new Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac Operating Systems

I was planning for long time but never implemented Google Analytics for my Apple iOS Apps to get real data about my app usage. I thought it was more of work to implement analytics in app with framework using cocoa-pods which will in a way will slowdown my app performance.

But with the news of Apple is vary serious about and already is about privacy and data collection with online ads for Safari Browser on Mac and system wide privacy settings on Apple iOS 14 for iPhone. I am happy that I never implemented third party analytics framework or never added ad network to get revenue out of my apps. My apps are already paid and I don’t want to mess-up user experience with impromptu in-app advertisements.

Apple has just started new report card settings for app developers to declare they collect data or has implemented ad network in their app. So that user can know in first hand what app does or collect data using analytics or by displaying ads.

More and more government organisations are banning malicious apps / games while introducing new rules and regulations country wide and on international level.

So as a developer I don’t want to mess-up with this, I am on safer side as a developer and I hope my my app users are too.

But I am happy that Apple Developer Connect provides me default app usage analytics for which user can opt out if they wish in operating system’s settings app.

Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

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