Signal360 Android apps

We came across a article on Ars Technica, which details a (class action) lawsuit that was filed against the Golden State Warriors, Signal360 and developer Yinzcam, because of their usage of the Signal360 SDK. This SDK includes beaconing technology that uses audio beacons (besides other means). Doing so, the lawsuit claims, makes the app listen constantly to it’s environment using the microphone, which leads to privacy concerns.

We thought it would be interesting to do a bit of research into which apps are using this Signal360 SDK, so we took a look at our database and found the following 11 apps.

We see a lot of Yinzcam apps (look at the package), so that explains why the people behind the lawsuit are going after Yinzcam. Fruther a few foreign apps, from Italy and Peru. Download counts are way higher then the SilverPush apps we researched earlier, and more apps are from the US, making it more relevant.

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Apps with Signal360

Downloads App Package Creator Rating RatingsCount AppType AppCategory Paid/Free Version VersionCode UploadDate
1,000,000+ PagineGialle com.opentecheng.
paginegialle.dream
Italiaonline S.p.A. 4,1 12532 APPLICATION TRAVEL_AND_LOCAL FREE 5.1.2 1130185 Jul 21, 2016
500,000+ Golden State Warriors com.yinzcam.
nba.warriors
Golden State Warriors 4,6 7137 APPLICATION SPORTS FREE 2.2.1 1634221 Jul 6, 2016
100,000+ izit cl.izit.android.izit izit SpA 4,1 5737 APPLICATION LIFESTYLE FREE 1.5.7 28 Dec 16, 2015
100,000+ Detroit Red Wings Inc. com.yinzcam.
nhl.redwings
Detroit Red Wings Inc. 4,3 2753 APPLICATION SPORTS FREE 2.1.1 1612211 Nov 6, 2015
100,000+ Detroit Lions com.yinzcam.
nfl.lions
YinzCam, Inc. 4,5 1940 APPLICATION SPORTS FREE 3.0.0 1612300 Aug 17, 2016
100,000+ OVS it.ovs.mobile OVS Spa 3,1 1488 APPLICATION SHOPPING FREE 2.0.8 40 Apr 4, 2016
10,000+ Charlotte Hornets com.yinzcam.
nba.bobcats
Charlotte Bobcats 4,5 537 APPLICATION SPORTS FREE 2.1.1 1634211 Jun 30, 2016
10,000+ Atlanta Hawks com.yinzcam.
nba.hawks
Atlanta Hawks 4,7 398 APPLICATION SPORTS FREE 2.2.1 1634222 Jul 1, 2016
10,000+ Gallerie Bennet galleriabennet.app.
com.bennet
Ideasfera 4,0 200 APPLICATION SHOPPING FREE 1.2.4 27 Jul 25, 2016
10,000+ Real Plaza com.digevo.
realplaza_izit
Real Plaza Perú 2,5 144 APPLICATION SHOPPING FREE 1,11 11 Aug 18, 2016
10,000+ Novant Health com.novanthealth
.android
Novant Health 4,0 111 APPLICATION MEDICAL FREE 2.3.1 13 Aug 10, 2016

 

 

 

 

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SilverPush Android Apps

Ars Technica had a nice post about TV ads that use inaudible audio beacons to perform cross-device tracking. A rather scary development. One of the companies mentioned was SilverPush. We added detection of this SDK (and the other ones) to Addons Detector and took a look in our database to see what kind of apps are using SilverPush. We found 27 unique apps, almost 50% of the 67 apps mentioned in the Ars Technica article. We thought it would be interesting to share them.

Most of them are focused on India, which is where SilverPush seems to be based. From the 27 apps, 11 were not to be found anymore on Google Play. So we are left with 16 live apps. From these 16 live apps, 5 top apps only used SilverPush in the past, their latest version doesn’t have the SDK anymore. So we are left with a few apps that have 100.000+ downloads, and the other ones having less downloads. We generated a simple report with some Google Play metadata, and sorted the apps based on download count. This data is presented below.

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Apps that currently use SilverPush

Downloads App Creator Rating RatingsCount AppType AppCategory Paid/Free Version VersionCode UploadDate
100,000+ History GK gktalk_imran 4,113056 2742 APPLICATION EDUCATION FREE 5 5 Jun 16, 2015
100,000+ Fingerprint AppLock (Real) SUXD 3,625809 2472 APPLICATION TOOLS FREE 1,5 6 Oct 9, 2015
100,000+ HD Video Player JSN Solution 4,1695127 1581 APPLICATION MEDIA_AND_VIDEO FREE 1,1 2 Nov 2, 2015
50,000+ Free Recharge Swipe Make Money Apps 4,057878 933 APPLICATION PRODUCTIVITY FREE 1,8 9 Nov 8, 2015
10,000+ Suhagrat Kaise Manaye Top Photography Apps 3,7631578 76 APPLICATION ENTERTAINMENT FREE 1 1 Sep 17, 2015
10,000+ mPaisa: Get Free Recharge mPaisa: Get Free Recharge 4,211094 649 APPLICATION LIFESTYLE FREE 1,5 6 Nov 14, 2015
1,000+ SPREE: Great Deals and Rewards Mobext Inc. 4,3626375 91 APPLICATION LIFESTYLE FREE 1.0.20 21 Oct 7, 2015
1,000+ Rahasymay Kitab Top Photography Apps 3,6666667 6 APPLICATION LIFESTYLE FREE 1 1 Sep 17, 2015
1,000+ Gupt Rog Ke Upchar Top Photography Apps 3375 8 APPLICATION EDUCATION FREE 1 1 Sep 20, 2015
1,000+ Dhan Prapti ke Totke Top Photography Apps 4 5 APPLICATION EDUCATION FREE 1 1 Sep 18, 2015

Apps that used SilverPush but no longer do

Downloads App Creator Rating RatingsCount AppType AppCategory Paid/Free Version VersionCode UploadDate
5,000,000+ Jabong-Online Fashion Shopping Jabong.com 3,8994842 117454 APPLICATION SHOPPING FREE 2.7.2 32 Oct 20, 2015
500,000+ Video to MP3 kkapps 4,1254473 7828 APPLICATION MEDIA_AND_VIDEO FREE 12 12 Oct 6, 2015
500,000+ Cricket Live Score & Schedule Softpulse Infotech 4,3050885 13029 APPLICATION SPORTS FREE 2.1.3 255 Oct 22, 2015
50,000+ Telenor India – Quick Recharge Telenor (India) Communications Private Limited 3,994678 1879 APPLICATION SHOPPING FREE 1,1 2 Nov 6, 2015
10,000+ 20-20 Quiz General Science gktalk_imran 4,2819276 415 APPLICATION EDUCATION FREE 6.SC.2020.1 6 Oct 15, 2015

Apps we couldn’t determine that they are still using it

Downloads App Creator Rating RatingsCount AppType AppCategory Paid/Free Version VersionCode UploadDate
100,000+ McDo Philippines Golden Arches Development Corporation 3,9010737 4377 APPLICATION LIFESTYLE FREE 1.4.25 59 Nov 12, 2015
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