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May 2018

Mobile App / PWA Editor Update

Mobile app editing just got easier. The development team came up with a better way to use the editor. We have separated the simulator and editing tools. This does 2 things. First, the silulator is no longer affected by edits. and Second you can switch between development tools easily.
Mobile app editor screenshot

HTML Editor, Layout Elements and Design Toolbox are all on the left side now, (instead of inside the simulator). The simulator is now just that and only the simulator. This is a much cleaner approach to design and layout.

Testing has shown this approach to be a much more stable environment. In the past it was possible to lock up the simulator by doing too many changes too fast. You should now experience much less wait time while testing updates. Give it a try.

GDPR Compliant What Does It Mean

General Data Protection RequirementsGDPR stands for "General Data Protection Requirements." The European Union (EU) now requires websites to protect users private information (general data). To do this a website must state it's use of (computer) cookies in it's privacy policy statement and allow users an opportunity to not proceed.

A widget should be added to the website alerting users of it's use of cookies. (Said widget can be seen at the bottom of this page.) Thereby giving the user an opportunity to opt into the use of cookies and the website.

This requirement is extended to all EU residents whether or not you are actually In an EU country. Which virtually means every website in the world should comply.

Google the giant Internet company has set forth it's own policies regarding it's compliance to these rules. To ensure compliance Google has added it's own specific requirements for privacy policy statements.

For the user that means every website they visit will have a 'cookie' opt in widget displaying at the bottom or top of every page. That is until the option is satisfied. It also allows the user an opportunity to decide whether to accept the privacy policy or not.

For the webmaster that means a lot of work and research. Which miappmaker.com has done over the past week.

The Catch is a statement in the privacy policy which states that if the user continues to use the website they are agreeing to the privacy policy. View our privacy policy here.

: : Mobile app builder, publisher, previewer, tips, tools and techniques at Miappmaker. May 2018

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