Lack of Reliable Security Apps on Mobile Stores is Worrisome
Securing our houses and personal belongings has always been our priority, but now that most of our personal data is stored on the smartphones, we naturally want to secure them as well. To achieve this, we seek help from the security apps that are available in abundance on the app stores. Some of them promise to keep you informed on your smartphone location in case of theft, while others promise to keep malware away from your smartphone. However, more often than not, these apps don’t live up to their promises.
In the midst of hundreds of apps, it can be difficult to leave a mark. Because of this, the developers behind security apps use false advertisement to attract customers. They promise features that aren’t present in their app or show features that don’t work as well as they do in the advertisement. In this digital age where hackers are getting more and more proficient, and can hack into almost every device, people need their devices secured. However, the false advertising is not helping as it is putting people off the security apps. People obviously need some security in their smartphones, and they purchase the apps just for that. However, thing don’t go as well as they would have hoped as the app turns out to be exact opposite of what was shown.
Some Apps Don’t Even Work
Some of the security apps boast a lot of features, but they just don’t work. As mentioned above, there are tons of security apps available on app stores and to compete with them, developers keep on adding features to their app without realizing that they are not even working. The app is released in broken condition, and then the process of fixing begins. The users then have to wait for patches to roll out so that the issue can get fixed and the feature is in workable condition.
A large number of security apps are available on the stores for free, so the users download them, but soon they find that most of the features of the downloaded app are locked behind a pay wall. So in order to use those features, users have to spend money. The worst part is that more and more features are being added in these apps, and the developers continue on to ask for money for all of them. This of course is pretty annoying for the users as they downloaded the app thinking that it would be free. The developers who opt for such practices are only hungry for money as they try their very best to keep feeding on the customers who made the mistake of downloading their app. This freemium model is bad for the industry as the users are deceived into downloading something for free, and then they are charged for every important feature or update. This practice has gone out of control and the only way to make it go away is to ignore the apps that opt for this model.
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