Developer Preview 2 for Android Clamps Down on Unwanted Screenshots

App developers often have to struggle with people who are trying to use underhanded methods to steal their sensitive data. Android is now trying to help these developers with Developer Preview 2, an upgraded version of the feature that has existed for quite some time now. Developers will now be able to take advantage of a screenshot detection feature that will make it easier for them to keep spies at bay with all things having been considered and taken into account.

This upgrade will also help developers create apps that offer a far higher level of privacy, something that will aid users in feeling safe while they use them. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that users will now get the chance to restrict the photos that apps can gain access to.

You will now have the ability to pick and choose which photos you want appearing on the app. That will do a lot to protect users because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up restricting image access for any malicious actors that manage to circumvent security protocols and hack into the app.

This upgrade alone makes DP2 quite an exciting development, but in spite of the fact that this is the case there is actually so much more that it can offer! A new programming kit that will come part and parcel with DP2 will enable developers to offer passkey access instead of forcing users to come up with passwords that they might forget and which are often a lot less secure.

Users can now also restrict the resources that apps can use in the background. That can boost device performance, since users won’t have to worry about a single app using up the lion’s share of their resources without even being open.

All in all, this upgrade to DP2 will help both developers as well as users in equal measure. It might also help Android catch up with iOS to a certain extent thanks to the features it borrows.

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