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Good App for mobile phones

by lrsimpson / January 9, 2014 11:50 AM PST

My company wants everyone to install Good.com on their mobile phone. Why can't I find user reviews on this software. I have to decide whether I want to install this software on my personal phone or do without e-mail on a mobile device. What is the downside of installing the Good App on my personal mobile phone?

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Clarification Request
Odd wording.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2014 11:58 AM PST

Good.com would be a web site. I've never installed a web site to a mobile phone.

PS. If they want you to install such, be sure they are paying for all costs related to said phone. Then it's THEIR PHONE and THEIR RULES.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2014 11:56 AM PST

It's an end to end data security which removes the PERSONAL from your devices. Frankly I find such things too intrusive and a step towards a nanny culture.

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"Bad for users"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2014 12:00 PM PST
In reply to: Plenty.
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Wow, does that POS look horrid(!) n/t
by Pepe7 / January 9, 2014 1:07 PM PST
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Company requires Good on employee personal phone
by lrsimpson / January 9, 2014 8:34 PM PST
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If we want to access company e-mail they are requiring employee to install Good App on employees personal phone. What are the risks to my personal privacy and data on my I-phone?
Can they wipe my personal data remotely?
I am trying to decide whether to let the Company install this app on my personal phone or go without e-mail on my I-phone.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: good app
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 9, 2014 8:41 PM PST

What exactly is Good app? Can you provide a link, so we can see it?

If they pay for the phone and let you use it, you don't have much choice. If it's your own phone, it's more complex. Personally, I'm inclined to say that if they want you to have a device to receive company mail, they should give you one. But that's a rather uncommon opinion in these BYOD (bring your own device) days.


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Company I work for does not allow their email to be
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 9, 2014 8:43 PM PST
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received on anything other than a company supplied phone.


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good app
by lrsimpson / January 9, 2014 10:54 PM PST
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Good App
Website: Good.com
Good technologies

very difficult to find 3rd party reviews of this product.

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I found reviews at link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2014 12:32 AM PST
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It was not good.

I see everyone seems to be in agreement about if the company pays for the phone, just do it. They pay so it's their problem and costs.

If it's your phone, how can they demand you supply gear for their business?

In parting, yes I've attended many of the BYOD seminars and came away convinced that it's just a way for companies to pick the employee pockets.

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(NT) I don't see the link to reviews.
by lrsimpson / January 10, 2014 1:17 AM PST
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I see I posted one link
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2014 7:45 AM PST

And noted to read the comments. Are comments reviews?

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Seems like....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / January 10, 2014 8:27 AM PST
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Devil .....the consensus thinks it is not such a "Good" app after all. Devil
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by MiltonASpencer92 / January 19, 2014 4:01 PM PST

but what was this software about?

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Good App for mobile phones
by neivian / January 26, 2014 11:38 AM PST

Sometimes, the problem happens, you can install it and if you don't like it, uninstall it.

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