Mobile Application Tracking [Infographic]
Jenna EricksonJuly 20th, 20156 minute read
Jenna is the Marketing Manager at Codal, blogger, and technology + startup enthusiast. With a responsibility of Codal's marketing programs and brand management, she is always strategizing new ways to reach clients through content and inbound marketing tactics. In her free time, Jenna enjoys traveling, cooking and reading.
Our phones, computers, and tablets are home to a great deal of personal information, that we ourselves share occasionally--other times, your mobile apps share it without you knowing. The mobile apps that you have downloaded on your phone are always collecting, comparing, and selling your mobile activity and information.
When a smartphone user downloads an app, the user is almost always prompted to give permission to access other information available on the device. Many smartphone owners do not realize how many permissions they are "accepting" when they download an app. Often, unless the list of 'permissions' is "accepted", users are not granted access to the app at all.
There are a number of permissions that an app may request. To name a few, the applications on your smartphone could be accessing your contacts, how long you have each app open, or even how many total apps you have on your phone.
Check out some of the other things that your downloaded apps may know about you: