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rob_williams

How to Create a Location-Based App Securely?

Reported by rob_williams | March 14th, 2020 @ 04:56 PM

According to prediction, the location-based services market will reach up to $80 billion between 2017 and 2023. This means that the demand for location-based apps will grow too. That is why more and more companies want to create location-based apps.

Security concerns are one of the main reasons why companies start looking into how to create a location based app. Before you even start the development of an app, you need to have a clear picture of how to solve the main problems regarding security matters.

Security is the priority – from the very beginning of the development process, you need to put security first. Follow the best practices of Android and iOS to make sure you do not break the main rules.

Assess third-party components – libraries and frameworks streamline the development process.

Encrypted communication. If you develop a GPS coordinate app for Android, use the Network Security Configuration feature. During iOS location-based app development, it is recommended that you conform to the App Transport Security feature.

Multi-factor authentication - help to mitigate the risk of sensitive location data landing in the hands of attackers.

It is important to provide users with the ability to opt into, or out of, any geolocation tracking feature.

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