New Update Simple Mobile Tools for Android (U: Sold to Israeli publisher ZipoApps)


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Jan 8, 2011

Privacy Update: Open-source Android app developer, Simple Mobile Tools purchased by Israeli-company ZipoApps​

The Google PlayStore page links to zipopps, an Israeli publisher that releases ad-riddled garbage apps.

All the apps are now marked as including ads.

The support email was changed to a domain Here's a screenshot PRO versions still display the original email. There's been no activity or communication from the author of Simple Tools on their GitHub or elsewhere.

Is this the end of Simple Mobile Tools? There are two basic possibilities:
  • SMT was indeed bought by ZipoApps
  • Their Google account may have been hacked
The issue has been raised on the GitHub: Simple Mobile Tools bought by ZipoApps? · Issue #241 · SimpleMobileTools/General-Discussion
Source: Reddit

  • Users are worried that the acquisition will lead to advertisements on Simple apps and that they’ll no longer remain open source.
  • The Google Play Store pages for Simple apps are already marked with the “Contains ads” warning.
Read more: Simple Mobile Tools sold off to Israeli publisher ZipoApps. All apps now marked as containing ads.

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