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    Jack Perry's Avatar
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    Post The AddressBook dilemma

    As I am sure 99% of you have heard, there's been a lot of public outcry lately regarding iOS apps accessing the Address Book contacts and sending them to a remote server for "friend matching". Most of the main culprits have since corrected there errors (partially).

    Apple have announced that the next iOS release (iOS 5.1?) will lock down your address book access, The new system will require a "Location Services" like authorisation to access your (private?) contacts.

    Until we have anything official from Apple, Dave Smith has released a open-source project to aid with this delicate issue. You can find his project, DTSHashedContacts, on GitHub here.

    While this isn't a solution that will apply to all the currently active apps on the store it could help with being more open to your users that are still (stuck?) on iOS 5.1< devices.

    What are your thoughts on the state of Address Book piracy breaches, Is it still okay to store the data in a database even after a user has accepted access to the Address Book? Let me know in the comments below.
    Last edited by Jack Perry; 03-02-2012 at 05:58 PM.

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