A while ago I purchased a little utility app called SmartSync (not linked for reasons below) They just released a new version, 4.0.
I like this app. It pulls Facebook pictures, birthdays and addresses that my friends on Facebook have made public and puts it into my contacts on my iPhone. Super handy and I like seeing smiling faces in my contacts and I like getting birthday reminders outside of Facebook. Apparently they are also working on some LinkedIn and Twitter integrations as well.
The issues I have are the following:
- you CANNOT use the new application unless you enter your phone number which will send an SMS text - and likely receive one - no way on earth I am going to test this.
- this will cost me another buck or so as I don't have texts included in my mobile contract AND the company is based out of Israel
- they will retain the phone number that you enter - hello telemarketing!
- there is NO mention of any of these changes or requirements in the iTunes Store where you purchase the app ($0.99)
So, I guess what I want to know is how this is allowed AFTER I have purchased the app?
I am going to have to see if I still have a backup of the previous version on my Time Machine because I am not going to use 4.0 until the company fixes the above.