website statistics

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading...

The location data-reliant application for the iPhone ‘Girls Around me’ has been lambasted by both Facebook and Foursquare for accessing the data of the two websites without first seeking out their permission. As a result of this, the app has been removed from the App Store and i-Free, the developer of the app, is trying to work out the legal details of the problem.


The app basically helps an iPhone user locate any friends or associates who are in the surrounding area. This is done by detecting their GPS check-ins. The tricky part is that i-Free has been making use of data from both Facebook and Foursquare to detect the check-ins and display the map to the user. And now that the two networks know about this, they don’t like the fact that they weren’t asked about it first.

Naturally, Facebook and Foursquare’s legal teams have registered their complains and ‘Girls Around Me’ has been removed from the App Store, for now. i-Free, on the other hand, believes that they have nothing wrong and all this is just a ‘serious misunderstanding.’ According to i-Free, ‘We see this wave of negative as a serious misunderstanding of the apps’ goals, purpose, abilities and restrictions. Girls Around Me does not provide any data that is unavailable to user when he uses his or her social network account, nor does it reveal any data that users did not share with others.’

Also, this skirmish doesn’t seem to have dampened the spirits of the developer as it is planning a re-release of the app which will make use of only such data which is provided at ‘public venues.’ Moreover, i-Free is also working on an Android version of the app.

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


iPhone Pro Concept With 3D Camera

Microsoft Announces The Finalists For Kinect Accelerator
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On April 3, 2012(4 years, 3 months ago.)

You May Also Like:

What Do You Think?

Leave a Reply




Loading Facebook Comments ...

FTC Disclosure: Some of the links of this website are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.


Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

Pokemon Go users are complaining about the crashing and server issues. Check out the tutorial to solve error problems and thanks us later.
Turning off Wi-Fi Assist is a great way to save mobile data since it automatically starts using cellular data when Wi-Fi signal is poor .
If you want to secure your SIM card from others using it, then check out this tutorial to know how to set up the SIM Pin code on your iPhone.
CiderTV is a great alternative to control Apple TV from the Notification Center. Check out this tutorial to set up CiderTV on your iPhone.
Are you annoyed by the split screen mode on the iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus? Check out this quick tutorial to turn off split screen feature.
If you could not wait to installed the iOS 10 beta version on you iPhone and now struggling for the errors, then this tutorial is for you.
Siri might not understand the question you asked. But you can use Siri by editing the text that you asked & it will give an updated answer.
Perhaps, you are new Apple user and you might have no idea how to change name of your iPhone. Check out this tutorial to change the name.
Check out this tutorial to lock Android phone using PIN code, Password or Pattern. Following the easy steps, you can secure your smartphone.
If you could not figure out yet, how to save and send GIF from your iPhone, then this tutorial is just for you.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook