IDEA: "Public" Apps

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Statelymwhite, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Statelymwhite macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2011
    Yes, this is fixing a first world problem, but with the new addition of the control center, I think it would be a cool idea to have access to certain apps that I deem "public". This means that ANYONE can use them on my phone even without entering the passcode (or fingerprint) for the phone.

    Maybe give us up to three apps we deem "public" and small icons can appear for them in control center.
  2. Kinin2020 macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2013
    Sorry but that is just silly. Why should i lend my phone, ipad to anyone? Or are they supposed to pick it up from my desk? What about restricting which app can be "public"? How about apps starting new apps or accessing photos, data, etc?

    Not trying to be a pain, but in my opinion this is totally useless.. Sorry.
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Perhaps useless to you, but maybe not to others (maybe even not to many others).
  4. Kinin2020 macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2013
    I hardly can imagine this as a useful feature but let it be.. :)
  5. VulchR macrumors 68020


    Jun 8, 2009
    Obviously the people who have criticized this approach do not have children. It sounds like a reasonable way to allow access to some apps but not others, Additionally, perhaps any app running in this mode would be informed of it, so the given app could allow the registered user to determine which services the app allows in public mode.

    I think it has an interesting idea. Some apps already have a public mode versus private mode (iCab Mobile browser, for instance).
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Unfortunately a lot of people simply don't comprehend that there are ways of living beyond what they have been accustomed to. The simple given fact that everyone lives and does things in life differently is somehow a foreign concept to a lot of people.

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