The mobile game app development is growing at a very astounding rate. Mobile platform is one of the most preferred platforms and the number of mobile game users is increasing day by day.
As the mobile games are more complex than the regular game, we must pay attention to the legal aspects of the game. We should make sure that we are following all the rules within the law. There are certain security guidelines to safeguard our mobile game app development. To avoid the legal issue related to the app development, it is essential to protect it legally. Here are some tips to do so:
Safeguard your idea
Every game begins with an idea. This is the basic foundation of a game. However you need to have a proper strategy before starting the development of game. When you propose an idea to an app development company, the designing team, development team, testing team etc. everyone will get to know about your idea. If your idea is stolen then your idea may be used by the people to build the app before you do.
However you can protect the app by signing the NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) in which it is stated that your idea will not be disclosed by the development party. Winklix has also the provision of developers signing the NDA so that you don’t have to concern about the security of your idea.
Secure your Software
As already mentioned that while creating your app you will have to share your idea with the app development company. If you have some programming skills i.e. if you have knowledge of HTML and other language, you can safeguard your app by yourself. If you have some friends or colleagues who are expert in this field, then you can ask them to protect your app.
While outsourcing the project read the points like ‘commissioned work’ and ‘work done under a contractual relationship’ very carefully and then only sign the documents. This is the agreement you do with the third parties.
You may safeguard your app by making it copyright, by reserving the rights, through industrial rights. These three steps are great way to protect your app.
Protect the privacy of the users
For the successful launch of an app, it is necessary for the client to protect the rights and privacy of the company. The relationship between the user and the company is of utmost importance. The company has to take care of the privacy of the users. You have to take care of the language which you use with the users; you can’t force them, you can only request.
It is all about the access permissions needed to run the app. If you want certain app features to access personal information of the app, then you have to ask them. If they grant you the access permissions, then only you can access their private information like location, age etc. If they deny the access permission, then you have no right to access their private information. You have to respect that, you can’t force them.
Privacy notice and user licence
There are two documents namely privacy notice and user licence that need to be prepared while developing the game.
These are the notices that are necessary for the safety of the mobile app. It is valid in digital, audio or text format. These are used to inform the users that the app requires permission to access their details. These can be accessed on the Google’s play store and Apple’s app store pages. These must be provided in the app in such a way that it does not hinder the user experience while using the app. Mostly, the companies use ‘I agree’ feature to accept the access permissions.
It is a very essential document that includes all the details about the game like how to play the game? What it is about? Who holds the rights of the game? It basically allows each and every user to download the game.
Stay away from all the illegal threats for your mobile app game development
As the scope of the game is to target the audience of many countries, it is essential to make sure that your rules does not violate any rule of the country or region. Make sure that there is no plagiarism as it may result in illegal complications. Make sure that you have taken permissions from the respective parties or persons if you are using their product or anything that belongs to them. The content should not be copied and make sure that you have done everything according to the law.
Making games is not an easy task. But Winklix as a mobile game app development company a team which is so dedicated and professional that they make this easy task very convenient. If you have an app idea, then contact us! and we will help you in developing your idea into reality with using the latest platform and technology like Augmented Reality , IOT and Blockchain concept which can take your app to next level . We always take care of the safety of your idea and ensure the security by signing up a non-disclosure agreement.
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