PRESS RELEASE: deGeo Brings Locational Privacy to Photo Sharing
San Diego, CA Jan 20, 2011 -- [prMac.com] -- San Diego, California - deGeo is a new photo sharing app for iOS that protects iPhone and iPad users locational privacy. The app helps to guard personal privacy by removing the built in geotags when sharing photos. deGeo makes it easy to post and share pictures with friends and online via email, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more via simple gestures.
The iPhone, like most modern camera phones, stores the exact GPS location coordinates with each photo. This invisible geotag data is embedded into every picture, revealing the exact latitude and longitude of where it was taken. Prying eyes, lurkers and unscrupulous web snoopers can easily find and view this location data simply by viewing your photo.
While geotags can be useful for personal reference, automatically including your real-time location along with each photo is probably not the best idea when sharing online. Locational geotag data can potentially disclose some of your most sensitive information including your home address, workplace or daily habits. Revealing your location via a photo can catch anyone by surprise and could potentially compromise your privacy without you even being aware.
Unlike the iPhone's built in photo application, deGeo removes your geotag's before sharing photos. deGeo purposely does not include the geotags and associated EXIF metadata so users can safely share pictures and also save deGeo'd copies back to their own photo album.
"Before deGeo, users would have to use specialized technical tools or utilize advanced photo editing software on a computer to edit or remove geotags," remarks developer Ryan Kairer "With deGeo on your iPhone or iPad, removing geotags is simple and effortless."
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
Requires iOS 3.1 or later
Pricing and Availability:
deGeo v1.0 is available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store in the Photography category. It is a universal application for both iPhone and iPad devices.
Purchase and Download
Based in San Diego, California, MobileInfocenter is an independent web firm operating a series of mobile technology websites, including the mobile social bookmarking service PhoneFavs, MacHash News and MobilityBeat. deGeo is the organizations fourth application for iOS devices. Copyright (C) 2011 MobileInfocenter. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
(First posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 13:39 EST)