No, you cannot track our Duckies in the real time. The technology doesn’t work like that. QR codes and Tag IDs are no different than a bar code on a cereal box.
The Duckd app does not require you to use Tag IDs, bar codes or QR codes — we simply support their use because they make data entry much faster and more efficient.
The Duckd app does not require you to use Tag IDs, bar codes or QR codes — we simply support their use for efficiency.
Our system does know when a Duckie ID code is scanned because we use the ID to lookup that Duckie’s personality profile. We also record the coarse location of the scan in our server logs as part of our routine security and fraud checks. Specifically, we record the city and country of the scan. That city and country is subject to the Privacy Settings of the Duckie’s new owner: if that new owner hasn’t enable sharing with the Duckd app, then no human will see the scanned city and country.
QR codes and Tag IDs are no different than a bar code on a cereal box.
We get it — we too are attached to our Duckies — its fun to know when they travel to new cities. The Duckd app will show you a coarse location of your Duckies when they scanned if the new Duckie owner’s privacy settings permit it.
Wether or not the location of your Duckie can be shared with you over time is based on the Duckd privacy settings of the person who currently owns your Duckie.
Can Somebody Reverse-Track My Location Using This Technology?
Out of the box the Duckd app enabled a variety of safeguards and control to protect your privacy:
- Privacy controls are enabled by default. Out of the box, only you can see your Ducking activities.
- If you choose to share your Duckings on the World Map, the location of any specific Ducking does appear on the World Map — but it’s a fixed location and does not change (the Duckie is not followed). That location is forever fixed as the spot of the Ducking, and it rolls off the World Map after a period of time (hours).
- While you can see the location of all of your ducking events over time — nobody else can. If you choose to share your Duckings on the World Map — those Ducking events age off the World Map pretty quickly. The World Map shows recent Ducking Events (the past few hours).
- If you scan a Duckie in the wild — a Duckie you don’t own — it’s coarse location is recorded. If you have sharing enabled the original owner is notified that their Duckie has been seen in a new city. But the location is limited to the geographic region (city and state) and not a specific street address.
While you can see the location of all of your ducking events over time — nobody else can.
Duck Duck Jeep is a game. Some people love to share details about their Duckies for the world to see. Others love to compete on the Ducking Leaderboards. The Duckd app supports with wishes of these users, but each user must manually turn on sharing in order to be seen by other Duckers.