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Why does the app ask for my location and network access?

The app asks for the following permissions:

  • My Location: The NestWatch app uses GPS to tag nest site locations. If you wish to create a nest site in the app, or use the map, your location needs to be enabled.
  • Full network access: The NestWatch app needs network access in order to sync your nest data to our servers and to keep your data up to date across platforms. In other words, if you edit your data on the website it will be reflected on the app, and vice versa.
  • Camera and Photos: The app requests permission to access the camera and local photo albums/pictures so that you can take and store photos with the app and also display the photos in your nest attempt(s) shown in the app.
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