Do app developers/owners get our details?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jardins de Vin, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Jardins de Vin macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

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    I was just wondering, in case I download an app, does the developer get my information? Like my Apple-ID (so basically my email address), my name, etc.?

    Because there's so many useless, free apps out there, I was wondering if they may not have made for the sole purpose of getting people's information.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Do you mean, if you download an app via the Mac App Store (MAS)? If so, no, not automatically, as you purchase from Apple.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Not if buy from App Store or Mac App Store.

    There are plenty of good apps, so you can ignore the ones you think are "useless." They can be someone's class project for example.
     
  4. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I meant both App Stores (on OSX and iOS). Good to know then!
    What about iTunes by the way? I guess it's the same thing.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    What about iTunes? The iTunes Store is owned by Apple, thus the same principles apply, regardless of what you buy there, except porn.
     
  6. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  7. Quotenfrau macrumors 6502

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    that's really privacy friendly from Apple.

    Google shares all data with developers :mad:
     

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