I’m the developer and maintainer of one f-droid app.
I want to figure whether I can drop my compatibility to pre v21 API Android phones to get rid of some hard limitations and problems. To do this I intend to add a survey to my app: You get a dialog, asking whether you want to take part and if you accept you send your android-version to the server. If not nothing happens. In both cases you’re not shown the dialog afterwards.
The result can be seen live under a link I’ll add to the dialog. I’m in full control of the server and thus can assert that nothing fishy happens and I only store IP addresses in the web-logs for security reasons for 30 days, which are used by fail2ban. Making it the same as linking to your own Wiki or Repo on github.
Now to my question: I know that f-droid is pretty strong against any analytics etc and I’m glad for that, still, as f-droid doesn’t collect anonymized information by their own I need to do this by myself. How does the f-droid community see this? Is this already too much or okay ? I tried to minimize the data footprint as much as possible.
If you’re keen to know I’m talking about the vocabletrainer-app.
Offtopic, I know, but while trying to navigate to “home” I got a “server not found”. And I can assert that my connection is not a problem, is F-Droid having capacity problems ? I’d like to help.