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Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission?
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:52:58 AM »
Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission. Why?
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Re: Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 10:54:17 AM »
Most like because the SDK from Google turns off all privacy measures automatically and makes the developer force them to be turned off.  They also have recently made some controls unavailable to the user period.  Without location data, Google can't track you as well, which means they do make as much money.

The apps may not cost $$ but they are not free.

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Re: Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 11:14:57 AM »
I have no idea, but my guess would be that the content is only licensed in certain countries.
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Re: Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 02:35:09 PM »
Most like because the SDK from Google turns off all privacy measures automatically and makes the developer force them to be turned off.  They also have recently made some controls unavailable to the user period.  Without location data, Google can't track you as well, which means they do make as much money.

The apps may not cost $$ but they are not free.

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Re: Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 08:10:04 AM »
I almost always deny a location request. However, I have found Google Now to be entirely useful- learning as it goes so it is allowed to track me.

Also very circumspect about what gets loaded on my device. I'd say the Zymurgy app's location request is standard and not too evil. But I would eschew the tracking- there's little reason for it except for demographics.
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Re: Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 08:53:30 AM »
If you turn on location and enter the right code, Denny appears and helps you brew.
 
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Re: Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2014, 09:15:20 AM »
If you turn on location and enter the right code, Denny appears and helps you brew.
 
So I hear...

So THAT"S why I'm always so busy!  ;)
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Re: Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission?
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2014, 09:46:15 AM »
If you turn on location and enter the right code, Denny appears and helps you brew.
 
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That could be scary if reading late at night in bed.

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Re: Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission?
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2014, 10:00:18 AM »
That could be scary if reading late at night in bed.

Nah, Denny's a great guy.

Though it was a little weird that he *insisted* on being the big spoon...
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Re: Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission?
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2014, 10:27:58 AM »
That could be scary if reading late at night in bed.

Nah, Denny's a great guy.

Though it was a little weird that he *insisted* on being the big spoon...

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Re: Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2014, 10:44:34 AM »
I didn't intend to say the AHA is using the data for evil.  I really don't worry that they might know I'm reading Zymurgy at the mall.

I have no idea why the AHA app "needs" your location and did not want to start a political discussion.

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Re: Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2014, 06:39:41 PM »
This may sound stupid. But I joined the AHA about two more the ago. I know we have unlimited access to the magazines online. Do you get a hard copy in the mail as well?

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Re: Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission?
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2014, 08:11:13 PM »

This may sound stupid. But I joined the AHA about two more the ago. I know we have unlimited access to the magazines online. Do you get a hard copy in the mail as well?

Depends on what option you choose. I pay the extra $5 for the magazine. Totally worth it in my opinion.

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Re: Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission?
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2014, 07:37:48 AM »
I didn't know not getting it was an option. Must be new.

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Re: Zymurgy android app; approximate location permission?
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2014, 07:41:13 AM »
New this year. Announced when they bumped the rates. If I had a tablet, maybe I'd skip it, but I really like flipping through it.