I recently came across FamiSafe, a child monitoring app, through one of my friends which gives a lot of information about the activities of the mobile phone. I was awestruck as it gives a detailed information about the location, browser history, etc.
That got me thinking:
- how is it possible for an application to access what websites are visited through a browser?
- How is it possible for this app to know that a person has searched or visited a website and record it and show the same in the application?
- Does this app interact with the OS for website data?
Since it gives data irrespective of browsers I assume it has nothing to do with the browser used. Instead, it has to be something directly to be dealt with. Anyone has any idea how this works?
The device is OnePlus 5 running Android 7.