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Dec13 Issue: Connectivity Today and Beyond - The FTCCs View of Things to Come

In this issue we wanted to highlight some year-end topics as well as help propel you forward and prep for 2014! We have some great developer interviews with tips from them on how to stay successful, how to manage your app project, FTC and mobile issues coming, Retail Apps in 2013, LUA language musings, and loads more.

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CARU-refers-Musical.ly-to-FTC

CARU refers Musical.ly to FTC


Monday, April 30, 2018 by

The Children’s Advertising Review Unit has referred The Musical.ly Inc., operator of the Musical.ly mobile application, to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), after the company said it would not comply with CARU’s recommendations regarding children’s privacy.CARU is an investigative unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation. CARU monitors websites and...


Four-privacy-questions-every-developer-needs-to-answer

Four privacy questions every developer needs to answer


Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by

Over the past twelve months, the internet-connected doll My Friend Cayla went from one of the hottest toys of the holiday season to an internationally-classified "espionage device." The doll was the subject of an FBI warning, banned from sale or ownership in Germany, and eventually dropped from every major retailer in the United States. Despite the nearly universally hi...


The-intersection-of-AR,-IoT,-and-Apps-in-the-legal-realm

The intersection of AR, IoT, and Apps in the legal realm


Thursday, April 27, 2017 by

In 2007 the Apple gave us the iPhone and Apps became the rage. While the term “Internet for things” was first coined 1999 by Kevin Ashton (one of the founders of the original Auto-ID Center at MIT), in 2013 the Global Standards Initiative on Internet of Things defined the term as “the infrastructure of the information society.” AR, or Augmented Reality, unlike virtual r...


How-Trump-will-affect-the-technology-industry

How Trump will affect the technology industry


Friday, January 20, 2017 by

To many, it seemed like we’d never make it to 2017. After a bruising presidential campaign, perhaps the longest in electoral history. But here we are, our first true, post-election year in eight years. For me, these years are always fun, with soaring hopes dashed and ill tidings avoided. Moreover, it’s during these post-election years that we quietly return to the ...


Creating-Apps-for-Kids---What-It-Means-to-be-COPPA-Compliant

Creating Apps for Kids - What It Means to be COPPA Compliant


Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by

A cute little interface and amazing content is often thought to be the right recipe for a killer app for kids. No doubt these are the main ingredients, but in order to have an app that’ll truly make it in the long run, a developer must be very thoughtful regarding the app’s monetization strategy AND genuine kid-friendliness - not only in interface and content - but also...


Microsoft-Provides-Windows-COPPA-Support-for-App-Advertising-to-Kids

Microsoft Provides Windows COPPA Support for App Advertising to Kids


Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by

Microsoft is releasing COPPA support in its Dev Center to help developers define how to manage ads in apps whose primary audience is children.Beginning in September, developers can indicate if their app targets children under 13 as defined in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). If a developer selects this option, Microsoft will disable its behavioral a...


Find-the-Sweet-Spot-With-Three-Tips-to-Avoiding-Misleading-Native-Ads

Find the Sweet Spot With Three Tips to Avoiding Misleading Native Ads


Saturday, July 18, 2015 by

One of the most effective types of advertising today is native advertising, in which the advertisement blends in with the form and content around it. Sometimes the ads blend in so well that the reader doesn’t realize (or hardly notices) they are looking at an ad.In 2013, when discussing The Future of Native at The Native Advertising Summit in Atlanta, Patrick Albano, VP...


FTC-Weighs-In-On-its-Activities-in-Relation-to-IoT

FTC Weighs In On its Activities in Relation to IoT


Sunday, March 1, 2015 by

What impact the recent FCC ruling on its regulatory control of the Internet through its net neutrality decision will have on the app development industry varies widely on who you ask. Everyone is going to have an opinion and its going to be an interesting ride.However, maybe just as impactful will be the involvement of the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on...


The-Application-Developers-Alliance-Calls-Out-FTC-Ruling-As-Falling-Short-

The Application Developers Alliance Calls Out FTC Ruling As Falling Short


Thursday, December 11, 2014 by

The Application Developers Alliance forcefully criticized the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed agreement to end enforcement litigation against a notorious patent troll for being too weak and failing to deter future bad behavior by this troll or others. The Commission had sued MPHJ Technologies for sending deceptive patent demand letters to thousands of businesses and...


O-Brother,-Where-Art-Thou-How-New-Laws-Are-Governing-the-Collection-and-Use-of-Geolocation-Information-Inside-Apps

O Brother, Where Art Thou How New Laws Are Governing the Collection and Use of Geolocation Information Inside Apps


Saturday, September 20, 2014 by

Trying to find out where someone is located is valuable information for businesses and attorneys, but there are new laws winding their way through Congress which directly impact how this information is obtained. In 2000, George Clooney appeared in the Joel and Ethan Coen comedy titled O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Coen brothers’ movie created the story as a modern...


The-Success-Checklist:-What-mHealth-Investors-and-Entrepreneurs-Should-Know

The Success Checklist: What mHealth Investors and Entrepreneurs Should Know


Monday, August 11, 2014 by

A healthcare start-up developer has an intriguing concept for an app or a software solution. It may be an app tied to a sensor that is designed to transmit a diabetic’s blood glucose levels to her physician, or an app that has a proprietary algorithm that analyzes a heart patient’s water retention to predict congestive heart failure.The developer has partners who may ha...


New-Regulations-to-Protect-Kids-Is-Driving-Change-In-the-Mobile-App-Industry

New Regulations to Protect Kids Is Driving Change In the Mobile App Industry


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by

The European Commission is reporting that Google has agreed to change the way it designates free apps. This is following what the Commission has said have been a large number of complaints in EU countries concerning in-app purchases in online games and in particular, inadvertent purchases by children.According to a recent EU commission announcement, “Google has dec...


IoT-meets-VR:-The-Next-Concern-Over-Mobile-Privacy

IoT meets VR: The Next Concern Over Mobile Privacy


Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by

In the beginning of this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it seemed as if every sponsor and vendor was introducing a product that demonstrated a deep commitment to mobile technology and its interaction with the “Internet of Things.”  Clearly, 2014 appeared to be the year mobile technology would move from a consumer’s interaction only with th...


App-Law-and-Which-Way-I-Ought-To-Go-From-Here

App Law and Which Way I Ought To Go From Here


Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by

On March 21, the FTC issued a press release that caused me to reflect on a certain piece of famous literature I read as a child. As I read the press release, I thought about Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic, Alice in Wonderland, and how it could provide guidance to mobile app developer’s when considering how the law regulates a child’s use of an app. Lewis wrote t...


The-Price-of-FREE-Apps-for-Kids:-The-App-Developers-Quandary

The Price of FREE Apps for Kids: The App Developers Quandary


Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by

According to Flurry, a service which continuously monitors mobile applications, the percentage of "free apps” rose to 90% in 2013. This indicates that nine out of ten app developers realized that they were either unable or unwilling to ask for compensation for the product they laboriously developed up front. When the clear standard cost for apps is fre...


Can-The-FTC-Ruling-Causing-Apple-to-Refund-Consumers-Affect-My-App-Developer-Revenue

Can The FTC Ruling Causing Apple to Refund Consumers Affect My App Developer Revenue


Thursday, January 16, 2014 by

The FTC and Apple have reached a settlement to award consumers (parents of small children mostly) a total of $32.5 million dollars in refunds from in-app purchases and app downloads that were charged to their iTunes accounts without their consent. FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez said that Apple failed to notify parents that once they enter their Apple passwo...


FTC-Questions-Just-How-Much-Light-Flashlight-App-Sheds-on-Amount-of-Information-Obtained-from-Users

FTC Questions Just How Much Light Flashlight App Sheds on Amount of Information Obtained from Users


Monday, December 9, 2013 by

On Friday, December 5, 2013, the FTC announced it settled charges against Goldenshores Technologies, LLC, the company behind the “Brightest Flashlight Free” App. According to the release, the app has been downloaded tens of millions of times by users of the Android operating system. The FTC claimed the company’s privacy policy failed to tell users the app collected th...


From-Lemonade-and-Lucy-to-COPPA-and-Cookies

From Lemonade and Lucy to COPPA and Cookies


Sunday, December 8, 2013 by

On July 1, 2013, the Child Online Privacy Protection Policy (“COPPA”) dramatically altered how we think about cookies Growing up as children in the US, our first taste of commerce involved selling lemonade in front of our house on a sweltering summer day, or wondering what justified the hefty price of 5 cents Lucy charged Charlie Brown for psychiatr...


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ADM Weekly News Roundup For December 7th, 2013


Saturday, December 7, 2013 by

From the Editors DeskThe December issue is here and we invite you to check it out! There are several editorials in this issue geared towards our end of the year thoughts, and need to know info to help you launch into 2014 wtih a bang! Speaking of, we are gearing up for our first event coming in February; Apps World North America in San Francisco and it is look...


FTC-to-Discuss-Emerging-Consumer-Privacy-Issues-in-Spring-2014-Seminars

FTC to Discuss Emerging Consumer Privacy Issues in Spring 2014 Seminars


Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by

On Monday, December 2nd, the Federal Trade Commission announced three consumer privacy issues it plans to examine in 2014. As part of this initiative, the FTC will hold three events in 2014 that focus on mobile tracking, consumer online scoring and user-generated health data next year. The first seminar on February 19 will discuss technology that allows business to trac...


What-Is-The-Apps-Act-of-2013

What Is The Apps Act of 2013


Monday, October 7, 2013 by

In January 2013, the California Attorney General issued a report entitled, Privacy on the Go; Recommendations for the Mobile Ecosystem. In the very next month, the Federal Trade Commission issued its own report, Mobile Privacy Disclosures; Building Trust Through Transparency. Finally, Congress is talking about the country’s concerns over privacy and is consid...


iOS-App-Rejected-=-App-Developer-Dejected:-App-Store-Guidelines-Updated-

iOS App Rejected = App Developer Dejected: App Store Guidelines Updated


Saturday, August 17, 2013 by

The word is out, Apple has updated its App Store Guidelines. We counted and the word “rejected” appears 88 times, whew! Actually, its not as bad as it seems, most of the information seems pretty straightforward, however one item did catch my eye: “Apps that duplicate Apps already in the App Store may be rejected, particularly if there are many of them, such as fart, b...


App-Developer-News-Weekly-Roundup-for-The-Week-of-August-9th,-2013

App Developer News Weekly Roundup for The Week of August 9th, 2013


Saturday, August 10, 2013 by

From the Editors DeskHello everyone! It's been a great week in mobile and we've got lots to share with you! The August issue is here officially so be sure and check it out if you haven't already. We have been getting alot of great feedback from the developer community and it's much appreciated! Top Stories for the week of 8/10/2013Easier to Do: Find Bigfo...


App-Developers-and-COPPA:-A-Review-of-the-FTC’s-Six-Step-Compliance-Plan

App Developers and COPPA: A Review of the FTC’s Six Step Compliance Plan


Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by

On July 1, 2013, the FTC’s Child Online Privacy Protection Policy (COPPA) went into affect, changing forever the landscape for app developers whose apps have users 13 and under.The FTC stance seems to be that they will rigorously enforce the act, which means that app developers with users in the US need to ensure they are in compliance, if COPPA applies to their app.&nb...


FTC-releases-privacy-policy-for-mobile-devices

FTC releases privacy policy for mobile devices


Monday, February 4, 2013 by

The US FTC has issued a non-binding set of guidelines (here) for mobile privacy. That means they aren't policing them "yet" but based on these recommendations you might want to start being more pro-active with your app privacy policies.Mobile computing is growing so fast that the FTC is afraid US consumers might become the victims of overlooked policies, and u...


FTC released amendments to COPPA


Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by

The Federal Trade Commission adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule that strengthen kids’ privacy protections and give parents greater control over the personal information that websites and online services may collect from children under 13. The FTC initiated a review in 2010 to ensure that the COPPA Rule keeps up with evolving t...


FTC-new-rules-coming-today

FTC new rules coming today


Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by

It's been a long time coming for mobile developers, but today the FTC is set to release its new rules on child privacy as it relates to mobile apps.This could be detrimental for many developers with children's apps published in the marketplaces because depending on the restrictions, it could prohibit them from even allowing children to play against each other anonymousl...


Apps-could-be-regulated-in-the-future

Apps could be regulated in the future


Monday, December 17, 2012 by

Because of a few bad seeds the entire basket might be thrown out! I'm talking about developers that aren't playing by the rules when it comes to privacy and marketing tactics within their apps, and because of it, the FTC could be at the center of some regulatory restrictions on what app developers can do in the future if we don't get everyone to clean up their act. ...


FTC-complaint-causes-app-developer-to-temporarily-remove-apps

FTC complaint causes app developer to temporarily remove apps


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by

If you don't think mobile privacy is becoming a really big deal then maybe this story will catch your attention.Mobbles, is a geolocation game in which children collect and care for virtual pets. The game also collected some personal information including email addresses without parental consent, and evidently with no privacy policy in place.The Center for Digital ...


FTC-comes-down-hard-on-developers-and-markets

FTC comes down hard on developers and markets


Monday, December 10, 2012 by

I can't say that I blame em - but they sure gave just about anyone in the mobile developer world a rattle today with harsh words over kids privacy when it comes to mobile apps.In a new 2012 survey that compares to last years it shows little has been done to protect the privacy of children while using apps found on mobile devices.The site inside social activity from gami...