Disable 'Google Location Accuracy'
Grindr is the only social networking app that requires Google’s location service. In order to go online or refresh the cascade, we users are forced to turn it on. This infringes on our privacy and puts our online safety at risk. Grindr can use only our device's GPS (instead of our Wi-Fi and mobile networks) to precisely pinpoint our location and accurately place us on the grid without needing to collect our personal data for third parties like Google and unknown ad companies. This would not change our in-app experience; it just protects our privacy and preserves our battery life. I ask the Grindr developers to please responsibly lift this invasive requirement, to prevent the misuse of our personal data and promote user security.
When I get on there u can't find my located
William Caraway commented
Well Google location is a lot more secure than anything so I did not really interested in your privacy and that's a well-secured app they're not interested in you nobody is
Not to mention the discover page SUCKS. If the app is using my location to find those close by why the **** is the top result 5000km over in England?! The top, or just results in general, should be listed based on relative distance. Is this not an obvious oversight, or tell me the feature exists already 😂
Worth noting in Android Pie (9) and later there is no "Battery Saver" option, nor "GPS only". It's just Location On or Location Off.
So this request only really affects people with older phones and tablets
I dissent. Grindr is the only app that actually finds people near me reliably. The app is meant to find people nearby, it's not meant to be a dating site. There's a reason sorting is hard coded to distance and fuzzing this in any way makes the app much less useful. You can use third party apps if you want your location to be intentionally incorrect. People live in dense cities where granularity down to "xx feet away" is required
Dick Butkiss commented
Bunch of cheatin and creepin nellys. You really need the ability to change your physical location so you can see what parties your not being invited to. Grow up and put your panties on the way boys do
Steven miles commented
Having a location marker in a general sense isn't a bad idea....having it tell me someone is 12 feet from me is TOO ACCURATE.....someone could actually use that to try and catch someone cheating....or to try and prove someone is gay....both issues are privacy violations....
Concordo plenamente. Esses dias quase tive problemas com o localizador mesmo marcando a opção de ocultar a localização.
Scott F. commented
the problem there is that in order to keep an app in Google Play store, you have to forward location data (as well as all sorts of other data) to Google so they can show user-targeted ads inside your app. This is agreed to when putting the app in the play store. This probably isn't going anywhere soon. Take it up with Google.
Rafał Dziurowicz commented
I think this idea is bad because the lack of user location could lead to numerous abuses.
I absolutley agree!