Hy,

Wich free app do you use for gps that respect pricacy and do not track you?

I tested magic earth and in the 1st simulation was in a forbidden road - not precised.

Thanks.

  • MdRuckus
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    2110 months ago

    I can’t be the only one who is loving all the info and app sharing in the fediverse to get big tech’s grips off of us. I love all the great recommendations for FOSS and privacy products. .

  • @redcalcium@lemmy.institute
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    10 months ago

    OsmAnd works completely offline once you download the map data. Install it from f-droid to make sure it’s free of trackers. You can also install it from play store, but some features are locked behind IAP on that version. The f-droid version has everything unlocked.

    https://github.com/osmandapp/OsmAnd

    • @Tangent5280@lemmy.world
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      210 months ago

      Hello, just to expand on one of your points - you said we should install it from f-droid to avoid trackers - does this mean that apps installed from Google Play Store has trackers baked into them when we download? Is this with/without developer consent?(As in, you can only list your app here if you let us add trackers)

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        In order to get your app listed on f-droid, the app cannot use Google play services and has to be able to run on de-googled phone. Also, the play store version of OsmAnd seem to have in app purchase enabled (perhaps for donation), which means it might use Google play services in order to get the IAP functionality. Not saying that the version on the play store actually have tracking enabled (I haven’t looked into it), but using Google play services might grant Google access to some of the app data/metrics.

        Edit: after some cursory inspection, looks like the f-droid version has more features than the play store version. Some of the features on the play store version is locked behind paywall.

  • N3Cr0
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    OsmAnd+ on F-Droid. It uses OpenStreetMap and it runs completely offline. It is also available in Google Play Store, but there it costs a fee.

    • @vilna@lemmy.worldOP
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      110 months ago

      Hy. Whats the diff between osmand osmand+? And if is free why to pay in Google play?

      • N3Cr0
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        310 months ago

        The version without the + is limited in it’s function. It’s just the trial version.

  • enuM
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    I use Apple Maps. In theory, it’s not tracking me. I guess I have no way to prove that, but at least they’re on the record saying they anonymize the data from it and don’t correlate routes to people.

    Edit: here is some more info, took a second to find the link.

    • @klyde@lemmy.world
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      210 months ago

      Maybe the app doesn’t but your phone does lol. Literally everything you do whether it’s Apple or Android.

      • enuM
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        110 months ago

        I think you’ll have that problem no matter what app you’re using. Your phone keeps a log of your location and everything you do on it, generally for at least the past month. Apple phones encrypt it and keep it on the phone and I don’t use an Andriod phone so I don’t know what they do, but I imagine it’s something similar. The location logs are there for apps to use and the OS to reference and keep track of apps requesting locations and where they’ve done so – probably some debug uses too. The other logs are just your standard debug logs and usage logs.

  • @vilna@lemmy.worldOP
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    110 months ago

    Seems good. But the same not precise problem. Seems to be an openstreetmaps problem.

    Another problem is that portuguese sound indication is only in brazilien, even when I choose pt and not br.

  • @jmp242@sopuli.xyz
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    110 months ago

    I use organic maps. Though I don’t know how good the routing is. I tended to get traditional Garmin’s and not hook them up to the Internet, and that seemed pretty safe, as they don’t broadcast anything.