The Privacy Flag smartphone application allows users to “gather” information on potential privacy risks from installed applications in their Android-powered mobile phones and tablets. The application informs users whether installed software is considered as “privacy friendly”, or as “not privacy friendly”, based on the analysis conducted by the Privacy Flag backend system.  The analysis includes input gathered by technical enablers and exploits the power of crowdsourcing data from end-users using the UPRAAM methodology. In combination with the Privacy Flag web browser add-on, the smartphone application is one of the main points of interaction between end-users and the Privacy Flag project.

Here is information about how to install the app:

  1. Download the corresponding apk file and store it in your mobile phone.
  2. In the smartphone navigate to Settings -> Security and make sure the Unknown sources option is enabled.
  3. Open the apk file you have downloaded and the application will install.

After you have installed the app, please test how it works, and provide feedback by answering the following questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VQKXSRB

If you have heard about this tool at an event and would like to provide us with feedback, please answer the following questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VJKRCCN

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