Why is a game tracking health data?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by se99jmk, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. se99jmk macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2012
    So, there I was, deleting Modern Combat 5 to release some memory for the next OTA update, and this appeared:


    I don't recall it ever asking to store health information, and I can't see any information stored in HealthKit, but it is a little strange...
  2. ps3zocker macrumors regular

    May 3, 2012
    Every app you delete displays that alert. Seems to be a bug in beta 4 which should be resolved in beta 5.
  3. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
  4. ziggie216 macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2008
  5. DiscoMcDisco macrumors regular


    Jul 31, 2013
    While this does appear to be a beta 4 bug (haven't checked beta 5 yet) I don't actually see the problem with this.

    I quite like that HealthKit may track my gaming behaviour and tell me when I should be taking a break. At the same time, the data could be extremely useful to developers if targeted collection of that HealthKit data is picked at specific points or fluctuations. It may help them improve the games design, setting, impact, music etc

    Data is a good thing, at a standardised and anonymised level. If I suddenly started receiving emails about ways to improve my health from marketing companies I'd be slightly more annoyed, but a games company making me enjoy a game more... that's a win in my book.

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