I'm not comfortable handing over my Google email and password!

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11 Sep, 2011 01:27 AM

Seems unnecessary. I actually did it but couldn't get the service to work. So I uninstalled it and changed my password. Even if I could figure out how to set it up correctly, I still wouldn't be comfortable handing over that info. Too many info thieves out there.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Paddy Foran on 11 Sep, 2011 01:48 AM

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    Hi Rob,

    I'm sorry to see you go. I just wanted to clear things up.

    We don't have access to your password at any point. We use OAuth to authenticate your account, and only store a token that you can revoke at any time. I understand this is confusing, as we ask you to log in inside a window that is inside our app, but that is actually a webpage hosted on Google's servers. We tried to allow you to log in from your default browser then be sent back to our app, but Google's implementation of OAuth doesn't allow us to do this in a reliable way. We're working on using the accounts stored on your device already to authenticate you on Android devices running Android 2.1 and higher, but don't have an ETA for a release yet.

    I'd love to hear more about the trouble you had getting the server to work, if you'd be willing to expend the time to tell me more about it. Thanks for spending the time to let us know why you left in the first place; this information helps us provide a better service and we appreciate it.

    Paddy Foran

  2. Paddy Foran closed this discussion on 12 Sep, 2011 01:02 PM.

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