App Developers Must Display A Privacy Policy

Face it, being an app developer is mostly a thankless job. You spend years creating a valuable app and end up either selling it for cheap or giving it away. People publicly tell you what you did wrong or what you could have done better. And the moment you finish, someone else on the other side of the world has created a similar yet inferior app. Becuase they have more marketing money, your superior app gets pushed to the side, never to be heard from again. If this ever happens to you, get in contact with App User Magazine and they will get you some free publicity!


Getting onto iTunes, Google Play, and/or Amazon is almost as difficult as it was to create the app. Now, to add insult to injury, the powers that be are requesting that you create a website related to the app and add a privacy policy that complies with all the online privacy laws. This you must do so that people who want to download or purchase or app – or who have already downloaded or purchased your app – can get in contact with you should there be a question or concern.

The Attorney General of California and the six big application platform owners (Amazon, Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Research In Motion) signed an agreement in 2012 to make apps compliant with California’s privacy laws resulting in the continued need for app developers to become privacy policy compliant.

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