Android Question Privacy Policy & https required for Camera App?

Andrew A Gray

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I was attempting to put our app onto the PlayStore, and since our app accesses
the Camera, Google claims we need a "Privacy Policy" before uploading the apk.

In addition, there is this from Google:

If your app handles personal or sensitive user data including...microphone and camera sensor data... then your app must:
  • Post a privacy policy in both the designated field in the Play Console and from within the Play distributed app itself.
  • Handle the user data securely, including transmitting it using modern cryptography (for example, over HTTPS).

So we have based some of our app on your http server library and some of your http tutorial apps.
So... the questions are:

1) does B4A support https?
2) any other type of cryptography?

Google also claims that the Privacy Policy must be accessible from the app itself.
Some research turns up:

Adding Privacy Policy to Application
There are 3 ways I've seen so far how its displayed to users
  1. Menu button on NavigationView. For instance, this app.
  2. Inside an AlertDialog after user accepted Runtime Permissions Example this app
  3. Inside a section of Settings activity or fragment. Example this app

The number 2 option seems the simplest? Is there a B4A example that catches
the Permissions Event after user accepts the camera access?


PS. Does the Amazon app store require https?


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