Being a software developer myself, I tend to pay attention to application functionality and options a little more than the average end user. I’ve noticed that over the last few years when I encounter an option to ‘submit anonymous usage statistics’ I gladly and immediately enable it.
Knowing that you can gain valuable information about the way your end users are using your product, it makes sense for a software developer to include this option and frankly I’m baffled that its not available in most all applications.
I’d like to use this post for two reasons:
- To encourage you and others to consider enabling this option in order for developers to get the accurate information that they need to make their product even better!
- To maintain a list of these options in various applications that I stumble upon so others are aware.
As I gradually increase the number of applications, feel free to point out applications that I’ve missed and I’ll add them to the list!
- Banshee Media Player
- Google Chrome
- Google Drive
- Google Music Manager
- Ubuntu Software Sources
- VMWare Player 4