After numerous reports that the Swype app was making OCD-level location requests on some users’ devices, the company updated the popular 3rd party keyboard to, well, not do that. At least one user claimed the app requested his location nearly 4000 times in a single day, which obviously has some rather unfortunate implications for battery life.
While some users have tried to turn this into a privacy issue (come on guys, it’s a keyboard app), more than anything it just seems like a potentially battery-killing bug that needed squashing.
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Swype App Updated To Not Ask Where You Are 4000 Times A Day Because It Probably Shouldn’t Do That, Also Fixes Other Stuff was written by the awesome team at Android Police.