Privacy Policy of our Android apps

Privacy policy about the Android applications of the developer OSHEDEN published on the Google Play Store

Terms used in this privacy policy

  • GOOGLE PLAY“, “PLAY STORE” and “GOOGLE PLAY STORE“: Google Play (previously Android Market) is a digital distribution service operated and developed by Google. It serves as the official app store for the Android operating system, allowing users to browse and download applications developed with the Android software development kit (SDK) and published through Google.
    (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
    Link to the website: https://play.google.com/store
  • DEVELOPER CONSOLE“: Google Play Console enables developers to easily publish and distribute their applications directly to users of Android-compatible phones.
    Link to the website: https://play.google.com/apps/publish
  • ADWORDS“: Google AdWords is an online advertising service developed by Google, where advertisers pay to display brief advertising copy, product listings, and video content within the Google ad network to web users.
    (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
    Link to the website: https://adwords.google.com
  • GITHUB“: GitHub (originally known as Logical Awesome LLC) is a web-based hosting service for version control using git.
    (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
    Link to the website: https://github.com
  • OSHEDEN” (myself): the developper in charge of the Android applications.
  • USER“, “USERS”: people who download OSHEDEN’s applications from the GOOGLE PLAY STORE.

The dashboard

OSHEDEN uses dashboards called CandyBar to get the following services:

  1. License checker (applications are downloaded from GOOGLE PLAY)
  2. Many supported launchers
  3. Icon Picker: see all icons included with sections and search
  4. Icon request: free and premium requests. Premium requests are associated to the GOOGLE PLAY STORE accounts of OSHEDEN and the USERS.
  5. Cloud based wallpapers that are stored on GITHUB website.
  6. Changelog
  7. Muzei live wallpaper
  8. Localization: more than 10 languages are supported
  9. Settings: clear cache, switch to the light/dark theme, restore purchases (associated to the GOOGLE PLAY STOREaccounts of OSHEDEN and the USERS), some information about OSHEDEN‘s work and where USERS can contact OSHEDEN.

No USER data is collected through the dashboard.

Candybar is open source. USERS can audit the code on GITHUB: https://github.com/zixpo/candybar-sample.

To know why the dashboards request some permissions, please read the built-in FAQ.

The CandyBar dashboard and the icon requests

An email is automatically generated thanks to the dashboard when USERS send icon requests to OSHEDEN. The following information are written in the body of their emails (basic information about their setups):

  1. Manufacturer
  2. Model
  3. Product
  4. Screen resolution
  5. Android version
  6. App version
  7. CandyBar version
  8. Transaction ID for premium requests only
  9. App names of requested icons
  10. Package names and activities of requested icons
  11. GOOGLE PLAY STORE link of requested icons (even if the app is not available on GOOGLE PLAY)

Since OSHEDEN doesn’t need these information to handle USERS‘ icon requests, USERS can remove the following informations from their emails: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
8 is used to check if the premium requests are official.
9, 10 and 11 are used to generated XLM files which are used by launchers to display the correct icons.

USERS‘ emails are sent to the email address of OSHEDEN‘s GOOGLE PLAY STORE account: osheden (at) gmail.com
Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service developed by Google.

USERS can contact OSHEDEN if they want to get their emails deleted.

List of applications published by OSHEDEN

Here are the package names maintained by OSHEDEN: https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=8499600161575480814

This list will be updated as soon as a new application is published on GOOGLE PLAY or an application is removed from GOOGLE PLAY.
OSHEDEN only publishes applications on GOOGLE PLAY.

Google dependency

  • To get paid for the downloaded applications and the premium icon requests, OSHEDEN uses the GOOGLE PLAY STORE platform.
    A transaction ID is generated and associated to USERS‘ purchases. This ID can be read by OSHEDEN through the DEVELOPER CONSOLE.
  • As an Android developer who publishes applications on GOOGLE PLAY, Google provides several analytics to OSHEDEN.
    All data are anonymized thus OSHEDEN has no way of knowing who’s behind them.
  • To promote the applications OSHEDEN may use ADWORDS. No personal data are available.
    All data are anonymized thus OSHEDEN has no way of knowing who’s behind them.

Contact OSHEDEN

USERS can contact OSHEDEN by email: osheden (at) gmail.com

Additional links about Google dependency

USERS can use the following links to read the privacy policy of Google and to check, modify, export and remove their data from Google.
https://policies.google.com/privacy
https://privacy.google.com
https://myaccount.google.com
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/7660719