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Hey I found an open source menstrual cycle tracking app called Drip that doesn't call home to anyone and encrypts your data on your device. It's gender inclusive and it has a prebuilt version Android that you can get either on F-Droid or on their site here: bloodyhealth.gitlab.io

They have an iOS version but it's not pre compiled. I'll be working on that today so you can get loaded onto your Apple devices, along with the instructions to install it on said Apple device.

Please boost so others can see this!

@Temmie19@cybre.space There's also mencal for a very basic program for linux. Available in most linux package managers.

Thinking aloud about enhancing security and deniability 

@Temmie19 :thinking:
Makes me think: "encrypted" won't matter much if one gets subpoena'd, but what if it created plausibly deniable fake data if one entered the wrong passcode?

It could offer something like a friendly visual hash based on the passcode (e.g. a cartoon face mascot, a colour scheme, a procedurally generated border frill, etc.), so one could know whether they had made an error decrypting the data.

Then a person subpoena'd for potentially incriminating menstruation data ( :picardfacepalm: ) could provide an incorrect passphrase and get some plausible normal-looking data to refuse to comment or speculate or testify upon.

Thinking aloud about enhancing security and deniability 

@seachaint @Temmie19 what about connecting it to panic button from Guardian project?

Thinking aloud about enhancing security and deniability 

@Cryptie @Temmie19 I would say: why not both :)

The strategies vary in their particulars, of course. In some jurisdictions perhaps the deliberate use of a panic button could be interpreted to imply guilt, or even obstruction or destruction of evidence.

And frankly, most people are not going to go to that level of configuration-effort. I wish they did, but most people will take only the easiest or most-default methods of self-defence available. Deniability that comes by default is a strategy that someone could maybe fall back on in times of need, without ever believing that they would have to, without preparation or warning.
The tricky bit is that I'm not sure it can be done, technically, the way I first supposed. I think a deliberate second password would be needed in advance to make it work.

@Temmie19 What's cool about F-droid is that they give the source code version to F-droid and then it's compiled there.👍🏻 As opposed to downloading some rando bytecode off some site.

@Temmie19 Be aware that selfcompiled iOS apps will /expire in a fucking week/ unless you (the critter building the app) pay $99 a year for a developer account, and then I think it's more like a year.

Unless they've changed that policy sometime in the few years since we still did iOS apps.

@IceWolf This isn't an issue as I'm not going to be using the Apple app store to install said apps. I'll be using a browser method that gets around that.

@Temmie19 ...browser method?

The issue isn't with the store, the issue is it's signed with a certificate that expires in a week. Maybe it's different if you're not doing "Xcode build onto device", though.

@IceWolf Yeah! It's kind of an exploit, but also kind of an intended feature where you can actually use the browser to initiate an IPA file installation. It's technically a debug feature that hasn't been removed for years

@Temmie19 Neato! But how do you MAKE that IPA file in a way that it's signed for medium/longterm?

@Temmie19 Like, game IPAs from the app store, those're already signed for long-term (probably just don't have an expiration date).

@IceWolf Hm. You're right. This is more of an issue than I thought because the program I was using doesn't mention until the very end that the apps do only have a week to be used with a free account. Welp, I did want to eventually put things on the App Store anyways

@Temmie19 Wheeee.

Yeah if it's on the App Store it's fine. If it's not...

fuck Apple.

@Temmie19 @IceWolf there are 3 ways to sideload:
- free account (needs weekly resign, can only be installed on your own devices, delivered via USB or local wifi sync) (see also altstore which automates this)
- developer account ($99/year, needs yearly resign, can be installed on a limited number of other people's devices but only if you know their UDIDs, can be installed from web)
- enterprise account (very expensive, can install on any device from web but if you publicly share the link they revoke your cert, breaking the app for everyone (and you lose the money you spent))

@Temmie19 @IceWolf there are third party app stores like jailbreaks.app (probably legit) and appvalley/appcake/etc (not legit, probably include malware) that use enterprise accounts they buy from other companies that already have them (bypassing Apple's verification process) but they get revoked frequently.

@kescher I believe it's the name of the group that develops Drip. That's how Git sites work generally

@Temmie19 thanks, we have been using cycle on a laptop, but it's good to know there's safe options available on mobile

@oblomov @Temmie19

Best thing would be to have these menstrual apps on the phone of your male partner, to disrupt profilations.

@greypilgrim Thanks for letting me know I should block you! That's really helpful

@Temmie19 Hey I know an app for that too. It’s called a notepad and a pen. I know it sounds weird but you can buy this app at any retail outlet for less than five dollars. It’s also completely secure because you can just close the cover on the notepad and put it in a locked drawer.

@Bear Wow! Amazing! Way to be totally sarcastic and contribute literally nothing to the conversation! Maybe people don't like having a physical notebook if for space or clutter reasons, or maybe someone just prefers having everything they need in one place, like myself!

@Temmie19 This is amazing. Also I love that it's gender inclusive.

As a person who doesn't really bother tracking their periods because the apps track you, I really like that this is open source. Plus it's on F-Droid which makes it even better!

This feels like a life saver.

@420CatLover Hey I am really glad you saw this and found it would be useful for you! You deserve to be you no matter what and I'm happy this works as a good option

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