Troy Hunt: Secret iOS business; what you don’t know about your apps

A closer look at mobile app data usage and security, with some surprising and very insightful results. You can follow +Troy Hunt (based in Australia) on Google+. You might have heard of him from the Westfield parking numberplate app fiasco from earlier in the year.

“Apps you install directly onto the OS have always been a bit of a black box. I mean it’s not the same “view source” world that we’ve become so accustomed to with the web over the last decade and a half where it’s pretty easy to see what’s going on under the covers (at least under the browser covers). With the volume and affordability of iOS apps out there, we’re now well and truly back in the world of rich clients which performs all sorts of things out of your immediate view, and some of them are rather interesting.”

Troy Hunt: Secret iOS business; what you don’t know about your apps

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