Apple-Owned Shazam App for iOS Drops Third-Party SDKs in Latest Update
Shazam, the song discovery app that’s now owned by Apple, received a minor bug fix update last week, which, according to AppFigures, removes all third-party SDKs.
Shazam for iOS is no longer using ad networks, analytics trackers, or open-source utilities that had the potential to provide app usage data to third-party companies.
Admob, Bolts, Doubleclick, FB Ads, FB Analytics, FB login, Inmobi, IAS, Moat, and Mopub SDKS were all eliminated in the update. The only third-party SDK still in the Shazam iOS app is HockeyApp, which is a Microsoft testing app similar to TestFlight.
Multiple third-party SDKs were also uninstalled on Android, though some services remain in place.
Following the completion of its acquisition of Shazam in September, Apple pulled ads from the app and made it ad-free. Prior to Apple’s purchase of Shazam, the app featured several advertisements.
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