Passing Time is a scheduling app with a built-in countdown timer created to help teachers manage their school days. It was developed by Daniel Reinish.
The goal of the app is to provide a convenience to educators. The app does not feature any in-app advertisements, analytics code, nor any other mechanisms that could be used to track its users.
Data entered into the app is stored on users’ devices and subject to the device manufacturer’s security protocols.
The Passing Time app neither requests nor collects any personal data from or about its users nor does it collect any diagnostics data or other information about the user’s device. Furthermore, the app does not transmit any data off the device to which it has been installed without the user’s consent.
Data entered into the app may be optionally synchronized or backed up via iCloud, a service provided by Apple, Inc. and subject to that company’s privacy policies. If a user does not wish to have data from the app stored in the iCloud service, the user should disable iCloud sync and turn off the iCloud backup feature.
Data entered into the app may also optionally be shared with the Siri virtual assistant and Shortcuts application available on iPhone, iPad and Mac devices in order to provide the user with responses to commands. The use of a user’s data by these tools is subject to Apple, Inc. privacy policies.
Certain data entered into the app may be optionally exported to a file for backup purposes or to share with another user. Once exported, this data is no longer controlled by the app. Users are advised to take care and consider any security or privacy implications when saving exported data files or transmitting them via a third-party service (e.g. email or text message).
The Passing Time app is capable of sending “push notifications” to its users. Notifications can only be displayed with the user’s explicit permission, and this permission can be revoked at any time via the settings interface on the user’s device. These push notifications are generated entirely on the user’s device. No data is transmitted off the device to generate these notifications nor are they triggered in any way by any external source.