Frequently Asked Questions
Below are the answers to some of the questions we receive most frequently grouped by topic
Q: I'm not comfortable giving you my location, will this app work without it?
A: Absolutely. We only need your location to automatically provide you with location specific changes. You can look up any current laws we cover at any time.
Q: Why does ATLAS need to run at startup?
A: If you set travel mode to your default in the settings ATLAS needs to run at all times to know if you have changed legal jurisdictions and keep you informed of corresponding law changes.
Q: Why do you need access to my contacts and accounts?
A: In order for any app to work on older versions of Android (4.x) this permission is required.
Q: How come I was asked for my birth year?
A: We have to confirm our users are at least 13 before allowing access to certain sensitive topics and wanted to make this as simple as possible for you.
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Q: Why should I create an account?
A: Optional account creation allows for better security measures to protect your data and allows you to save your preferences in case you get a new device or reinstall the app after an uninstall.
Q: What's with the password requirements?
A: We take our users' security very seriously. Every week there are reports of new major hacks and we don't want this to happen to you.
Q: Why do you ask for a ‘home state’?
A: Laws are constantly changing, and in order for ATLAS to notify you of changes as new laws pass without overwhelming you with irrelevant notifications we allow you to designate one state for which you can receive such notifications. We have labeled this as your 'home state'.
Q: Is this app available on iPhones and other iOS devices?
A: Currently ATLAS is only available for Android devices although an iOS version is under development.
Q: When will the iOS version be available?
A: We are unable to give a timeframe on this but will begin notifying iOS users who signed up for beta testing as soon as we reach that point.
Last Updated: August 12, 2019