This "App Discovery" crap has to stop_

June 25, 2019 @11:31

I am sure I am in the minority of mobile users (though probably not a small minority these days, especially among the technically apt) in that I try to only use mobile applications where they provide a large amount of concrete value over the mobile website. The inability to sanely audit applications in conjunction with their ability to exfiltrate way more data than a mobile website raises the bar I set to a much higher level.

I understand the application developer's desire to move users away from their mobile "web experience" into their application. I also understand the business reasons behind the whip that is being put to the developer's back, but for me I'd say 99% of the time the app is just too much risk.

I know I've complained about this before, but it seems like it just keeps getting worse. In fact it seems like Apple is getting in on the fad.

Twitter, begging you to use their app

Et tu, Amazon?

So please, I implore you. Stop doing this shit.

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