In addition to adhering to federal and state privacy laws, we also adhere to the Mobile Marketing Association’s Global Code of Conduct, guidelines established by the Internet Marketing Association and other industry guidelines in order to protect you and your identity.
The following are the basic principles that guide our actions with respect to privacy:
We will never sell or give your personal information to any third party;
We will not knowingly collect Personal Information from visitors under the age of 13, and if applicable local law conflicts with this policy, we will adhere to local law;
We collect certain information either directly, or through logs and other technologies. This information is used to provide the services to you and to provide interest-based advertising using aggregate (non-personal information); and
If you choose to access third party advertising via our Services, the advertisers may use technology to collect certain non-personal information and the use of such information is outside of our control.
“Personal Information” means information that specifically identifies an individual, such as name, address, telephone number or e-mail address.
“Non-personal Information” means information about the characteristics and activities of an individual from which any personal information has been removed, such as IP address, type of browser or mobile device used, aggregate interests of individuals (e.g. visits sports sites), etc. Nothing in this policy limits our use of non-personal information.
2. INFORMATION THE COMPANY COLLECTS FROM YOU
Direct Information Collection
When you register for Services, we collect a variety of personal information, including your name, e-mail address, date of birth, zip-postal code, country and gender. When you use the Services, we will not collect any personal information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily.
We have the right, but not the obligation, to store any messages that pass through our Services as well as other message information.
We may also receive information about you from other sources. We do not share this information with anyone except authorized third parties in aggregate (non-personal) form in connection with providing the Services.
Automatic Information Collection
Using various technologies, such as cookies, pixel tags and web beacons, our systems may automatically gather information about the areas you visit through the Services and collect operational information about the technology you use, such as your browser, type of computer or mobile device, geographic location, operating systems, system and application software, peripherals, Internet service providers and the domain name of the website from which you linked to the Services.
The Company does not collect personally identifiable information automatically. We treat information gathered via cookies and other technologies as non-personal information, unless such information is treated as personal under local law. If we combine such information with personal information, then the combined information is treated as personal and we will not reveal your personal information.
Some of our advertisers may display ads on the Services that directly solicit information, or contain technology to collect non-personal information about our users. This information is collected and used by our advertisers, and is outside of our control. If you have any questions about a banner advertisement, you should contact the responsible advertiser directly.
3. HOW THE COMPANY MAY USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION
We use non-personal information collected (both directly and automatically) to:
help us develop, improve, deliver and operate the Services;
customize the Services and advertising to your preferences;
keep you posted on product and services announcements, important notices regarding terms, policies, and conditions;
detect and block security breaches and to provide you with a safe online environment;
support internal functions such as auditing, data analysis, research, and quality management; and
to develop and deliver new products and services and to improve our Services and advertising.
We may also use the non-personal information we gather to tailor the services and advertisements to your personal interests and/or demographics (e.g., behavioral, interest-based or geographic targeted advertising). In addition, the Company may provide non-personal information in the form of aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, online traffic patterns, and related information to reputable third parties for similar purposes.
We may disclose personal information you provide via the Services to third parties only as follows:
to respond to law enforcement requests or where required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations; and in situations involving harassment (“cyber bullying”) or threats to the physical safety of any person.
Information collected and used by our advertisers is outside of our control. If you have any questions about a banner advertisement, you should contact the responsible advertiser directly. Of course, if you do not access an advertisement (tapping on an ad), no information is accessed or disclosed by such advertisement.
4. INFORMATION YOU SEND
When you send a message or other content through the Services, information about you, such as your phone number, may be visible to other users. Any information you disclose to a third party through messaging is not covered by this policy.
5. ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE COMPANY
We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
You may view and modify the personal information you have provided to us by logging in to the Services and clicking on “Settings” on your device.
You may also send us an e-mail message at firstname.lastname@example.org, to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. Should you elect to have your information deleted, we will also delete your user account. However, copies of your information may remain in back up storage for some time after your deletion. We may also retain certain information to protect against identity theft or misconduct.
We operate in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. We will not knowingly collect Personal Information from visitors under the age of 13. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and mobile applications and services and the information they disclose online. If we become aware that a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete such information. A parent or guardian may contact us directly (see contact information in Section 8 below) if they would like information deleted from our records or for further information about our policy.
The Services are hosted on servers in the United States and are subject to U.S. Law.
8. HOW YOU CAN CONTACT THE COMPANY
I travel a lot for work so having a GPS navigation unit in new cities is a must-have. I used to carry around a separate navigation unit like a Garmin or TomTom because I didn’t trust the accuracy or reliability of the iPhone apps. One time last year, I did try a couple and it sent me to the wrong place, the long way. Once was enough. However in the last few months, I’ve used the native Maps app, the free version from MapQuest, ALK CoPilot and MotionX Drive. I used them side-by-side with my TomTom unit just in case.
- The native Maps app doesn’t update your location in real-time and I think it’s as bad as a print-out of directions from a usability standpoint.
- The free MapQuest version was ok but didn’t have features I wanted like landscape view or time-to-destination. But hey, it’s free, so I really shouldn’t complain.
- I hated the ALK CoPilot – not only were the maps not updated (my home address didn’t show up and it’s been here over 12 years) but every time there’s an update, you have to re-download all 1.66GB again – it’s a huge app. It took forever and sometimes wouldn’t because you actually need 2x the 1.66GB because you have to download it first before the update would happen. Waste of $20!
- But for $0.99, the MotionX Drive is so impressive. This app used to cost $25 but now, after the $0.99, you pay either $3 for voice-turn-by-turn directions or $20 per year. The app graphics and information display is so good, that you don’t need the voice in my opinion. It has every feature that $100-$250 standalone GPS navigation units have and it’s very easy to use.
MotionX GPS Drive….hands down.
I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab primarily because I’ve always been curious about the Android OS. Being an Apple junkie, I’ve only known one world. Albeit a nice one and one that hasn’t caused me to complain……yet. And if I’m every going to develop apps on Android as well, I’d better bloody well start learning it!
- Love the form factor of the Galaxy. Being 7″ vs the 10.1″, the Galaxy is much easier to hold and doesn’t need a stand. The iPad looked big and clunky after a while. The Galaxy is great for reading RSS feeds, news (and books), surfing and shopping. But for videos, the iPad’s larger screen and resolution wins.
- The Android Marketplace is atrocious – a desolate wasteland lacking not only apps, but organization and search/sort capability. They’ve got a lot of work to do especially since the market share of Android smart devices is growing faster that Apple’s iOS. This is one area where Android users will get upset.
- I LOVE Swype on Android! You’ll know what I mean when you see this video: http://bit.ly/hyBHt7 I can’t wait for the iPhone to get it. Although I hear that Apple won’t allow it for some bizarre reason…. I may start complaining now…
- If you rely on apps, your choice is easy – iPad. That goes double if you have an iPhone too. It just makes sense.
- From an OS usability perspective, Android is not as intuitive as iOS. You may say that I’m just used to my iPhone and iPad, but no, Android is harder to work with, trust me. Even after you get used to it, you always wish certain gestures and buttons were there or not there. And of the 4 standard buttons that are on the case of every Android device, the only useful one is the Search button. But on an iPhone or iPad, you can always have the Google app on your persistent taskbar when you turn on your device. Same number of steps to start a search.
- But here’s my main reason for not using Android-based devices personally. From a hardware standpoint, there are too many choices – Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG… and within each manufacturer, they are at least 2-3 models. And don’t get me started on the version of the OS – FroYo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3.2) and Honeycomb (3.0) which are ALL available at today. This is analogous to trying to buy a laptop and I for one am really tired of having to research “which is the best model?” “does it have the latest OS?” “does it have the best processor?” “which manufacturer has the best quality?” With Apple you shop for one thing. Period.
It’s clear which platform I’ll stick with. And at $500 for both the Galaxy Tab and iPad2, the Galaxy checklist against the iPad isn’t good enough.
I’m calling it now. Android-based tablets will fail against Apple’s iPad. Even people that own Android phones will start thinking… “why don’t I get an iPhone?”
If you have any questions or issues with my iPhone applications, please email me at: email@example.com.
Or post a Comment below.
I also welcome any suggestions or feedback! Thanks.
Want to be notified in real-time when a favorite Facebook friend posts a new status?
Ever miss a friend who checked into a Place when you were nearby at the same time?
FavFriends allows you to pick your favorite people from your Facebook Friends list. Whenever your favorite friend posts a new status or checks-in a Place, you get a push notification in real-time.
Stay up to date and don’t miss another opportunity to meet at Places where you and your FavFriends check-in!
Great for people who don’t check Facebook often. Stay in touch with your closest friends and family without having to login and scroll through all the posts. Never miss an important post again!
<— Click here to download app!
The only iPhone app where YOU ask “Where R U?” to find the location of iPhone users who are family, friends and co-workers who also have Where R U? installed on their iPhone.
Recipients reply by pressing the “I am here!” button and you get back their location via a map with directions!
NOW WITH TRACKING CAPABILITY!
-Locating where people are: kids, significant other, colleagues/co-workers/employees
-Making sure loved ones made it to their destination
-Picking up people in unknown areas
-Letting people know where you are
*** US ONLY *** Got Car Damage?
Why waste time driving around getting estimates from body shops?
CrashSpace is an easy 4-step process to enter information about your damaged vehicle.
Local body shops (within a 25-mile radius of your location) review your information and bid on your repair!
With the CrashSpace app, all you need to do is:
- Enter vehicle info
- Take and add photos of your damaged vehicle
- Enter personal info (never shared – your privacy protected)
- Validate account
That’s it! Takes less than 5 minutes vs hours driving around getting estimates! Best of all, the app is FREE!
You can also go to www.crashspace.com to sign up.Problems? Feedback? Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
*** AdrenalineApps is not affiliated with CrashSpace.com ***
Q: How do I pick my Fav Friends?
A: Go to the “Friends” tab at the bottom. Simply touch the name of the contact that you want to add to your FavFriends list. You can also search for specific contacts by using the search bar at the top of the Friends page. Please remember to press the “Save” button at the top-right of the page when you have finished selecting all your FavFriends.
Q: Do I have to allow the app access to my Facebook account?
A: Yes. The app needs to access your account in order to retrieve new posts by your friends. We do not store your passwords and respect your privacy.
Q: Are new status updates the only thing I get real-time, push notifications for?
A: Yes. We are working on our next version where you will receive notifications for check-ins and post from your favorite pages.
Q: Can I delete the statuses on the Updates page?
A: Yes. Just swipe each message to delete. The Updates page will store up to 300 messages.
I love it when new ideas can be funded by the general public and through social networking become wildly successful. No longer do you need to work for someone else to make your own start up a reality.
Recently, I’ve been supporting ideas from a site called Kickstarter.com. I’ve already helped fund one idea and now it’s an awesome product called Tik Tok – a cool wristband for an iPod Nano: http://kck.st/g5PMCe
Now, there’s a new idea that I love on Kickstarter called WALdok: http://kck.st/eRSMgC
Can’t wait until this one becomes a reality. Time to think about my own idea…
Having been a Blackberry hard-keyboard junkie, transitioning to the iPhone has been frustrating. Luckily, attachments like Boxwave’s Keyboard Buddy (http://bit.ly/hUXG4b) are starting to hit the market. It’s not perfect but meets 80-90% of my expectations. Here are my key notes after using it for 3 months…
- Must hold down shift key for upper case, doesn’t recognize upper case while holding key down so for letters on the left side of the keyboard, you have to take your right hand off the iPhone
- Doesn’t recognize double-space is period
- No back-lit keyboard for typing in the dark
- Apps with no landscape mode makes keyboard hard to use
- Good quality with decent feel when typing – not as great as the Blackberries but still very nice
- More accurate typing
- Great for power texting when you don’t really care about upper case, spelling and exact punctuations
- Adds a little weight and width, but I actually like it but don’t expect to be able to slip into your iPhone into your pocket anymore
So, is it worth it? Yes…. until a better one comes out or if the iPhone 5 has a slide-out keyboard!