July 13, 2020
Apple in June 2020 introduced the latest version of its iOS operating system, iOS 14, which is set to be released this fall. In their announcement they covered many new exciting additions and changes to the world of apps. While most of the changes do not impact your apps there are a few updates that will require tweaks to all apps running on the MAZ system. These updates are concerning App Store Listings, Approximate Locations and App Tracking Permissions.
iOS 14 now requires App Store Listings for all apps to include an easy-to-read list of privacy details, across 31 categories, for your users to know what data is collected before they download an app. Also, users will now be able to choose to provide apps with their approximate location rather than their specific location. Apple's recent emphasis on user privacy prompted another change wherein apps will no longer be able to cross-track end users across the web without consent. Users will be able to see what apps they've granted permission to cross-track them and revoke that permission at any time.
The MAZ development team has already outlined the corresponding changes that will need to happen on the MAZ end to make sure that your apps are compliant with the new iOS 14 guidelines. We are already in the process of implementing these changes before iOS14 is publicly released. We will keep you updated as these changes are rolled out.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions regarding these changes to firstname.lastname@example.org