1. MobileInfocenter's Avatar
    deGeo is a new photo sharing app for iOS that protects iPhone and iPad users locational privacy. The app helps to guard personal privacy by removing the built in geotags when sharing photos. deGeo makes it easy to post and share pictures with friends and online via email, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more via simple gestures.

    The iPhone, like most modern camera phones, stores the exact GPS location coordinates with each photo. This invisible geotag data is embedded into every picture, revealing the exact latitude and longitude of where it was taken. Prying eyes, lurkers and unscrupulous web snoopers can easily find and view this location data simply by viewing your photo.

    While geotags can be useful for personal reference, automatically including your real-time location along with each photo is probably not the best idea when sharing online. Locational geotag data can potentially disclose some of your most sensitive information including your home address, workplace or daily habits. Revealing your location via a photo can catch anyone by surprise and could potentially compromise your privacy without you even being aware.

    Unlike the iPhone's built in photo application, deGeo removes your geotag's before sharing photos. deGeo purposely does not include the geotags and associated EXIF metadata so users can safely share pictures and also save deGeo'd copies back to their own photo album.

    deGeo v1.0 is available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store in the Photography category. It is a universal application for both iPhone and iPad devices.

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    01-20-2011 02:49 PM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    Hmm, so by going somewhere to manipulate information, the program has to get that data to remove.
    01-20-2011 04:27 PM
  3. iquinn's Avatar
    Pretty sure you have to enable Geo Tagging on the iPhone. Either way this program seems like a waste of time and money to me.

    EDIT: Just looked at a bunch of photos that I took with my iPhone and there does not seem to be any location data what so ever.
    Last edited by iquinn; 01-20-2011 at 05:29 PM.
    01-20-2011 05:18 PM
  4. MobileInfocenter's Avatar
    Hi, I'm the developer. deGeo is meant for users concerned about their locational privacy.

    For instance.. if you have existing photos with geotags (iPhone camera roll) or want to keep geotagging active, but still want to share photos without disclosing their GPS coordinates, deGeo is a good solution and the first of its kind on iOS.

    To test for yourself make sure geotagging is enabled (grant the camera app permission in Settings > Location Services). Then take a pic and email it to yourself or view on your computer. Use a photo app that can view exif metadata (such as EXIF Viewer for Mac) or (EXIF Viewer, firefox plugin). The built in iPhone app will send your photos with the full geotags intact, while deGeo removes all of them. It is trivial for anyone on the web to get at the precise gps location data.

    On the other hand, by itself the app is a decent photo sharing option. With simple swipe and a few taps one can post pics to facebook, twitter etc with ease. The key differentiator is that it's also doubles as a privacy tool.
    01-20-2011 06:35 PM
  5. big9erfan's Avatar
    Pretty sure when you upload to facebook they strip that data anyways. I just checked all my pictures and that seems to be the case.
    01-20-2011 10:11 PM
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