Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to some of the questions we receive most frequently grouped by topic


Permissions

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.


Sign up and Login

Q: Why should I create an account?

A: 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 need my home state?

A: ATLAS notifies you of changes in laws as you travel and of new laws passed.  If you have location services disabled or are away from your home state and a new law goes into effect there ATLAS cannot keep you informed without knowing your home state.


Versions

Q: Is this app available on iPhones and other iOS devices?

A: Currently ATLAS is only available for Android devices.  An iOS version is under development.

Q: When will the iOS version be available?

A: We expect to this to be released in the second quarter of 2017

Last Updated: February 21, 2017