Just yesterday we talked about how some highly debatable developers use loopholes in the rules and guidelines of App Store to cheat and scam the app store for iPhones and iPads.
Today, we have yet another example of an application that should not even have passed Apple’s approval – and, in this case, is aimed at the Brazilian public. That’s right! Such an app, entitled Heart Rate Measurement, promises to measure your heart rate using Touch ID and has advertisements stating that it is a project developed by the “Ministry of Health of Brazil”. Notice above, too, that his icon has a representation of the Brazil map below the heart.
The idea, if it weren’t for pricking, would be commendable: rest your finger on the fingerprint sensor of the iPhones in order to record the appropriate heart rate and blood pressure data.
But the suspicion already begins in this story of “Ministry of Health”, after all, the correct one is Ministry gives Health. And an app like that, governmental, would hardly be distributed on the App Store on an account of a developer called Paula Gonzalez. It would be the height of amateurism.
The biggest problem is the impossibility of the Touch ID sensor itself to perform such tasks, be it measuring heart rate or blood pressure (data contained in the app’s promotional video). There is no technology on the button capable of carrying out such tasks, period. That in itself would be a beautiful thing, but the crook behind the app went further: Gabriel Bini shown in the video below, the app simply tries steal user’s R $ 329.90!
To “measure your heart rate”, the app asks you to place your finger on the Touch ID. When doing this, after a few seconds it decreases the brightness of the screen to the minimum possible, making it difficult to see the information that appears on the screen. And then, my friend, with your finger on the Touch ID, a purchase alert of R $ 329.90 appears that you, of course, cannot see properly. When the person understands what happened, it’s gone. Less R $ 329.90 in your account!
But if you are a ninja and see the alert, there is no point in trying to cancel because the same purchase screen of the app will keep coming back until you buy the app or throw your phone on the wall. It is at that level.
And see, even without the finger on the Touch ID, the supposed heart rate measurement is still there, “working perfectly”. Want more? On iPhones and iPads with Face ID, the cardiac monitoring count also happens and the app simply charges even the R $ 329.90 on the face, without the least modesty! ?
Gabriel has already denounced the application to Apple, which needs to remove not only him, but all those who use sordid tactics to get our hard-earned money. Meanwhile, here’s the tip: pass away from the app called Heart Rate Measurement.
Just a warning, here: there are serious apps on the App Store that measure your heart rate. However, this is not done by Touch ID, but by the rear camera when using the flash – a good example of an honest app that fulfills this function is the Runtastic Heart Rate [PRO] or the Brazilian Heart Care. Download them below:
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tip from Guilherme Corrêa de Lima, of Ronan Rodrigo Nunes It’s from Bunn