Austin, TX asked in Entertainment / Sports and Gaming for Texas

Q: What kind of restrictions and red-flags might I need to avoid and look over when developing a mobile app?

Essentially I have an app in development that requires the user to utilize their phones movement (throwing or spinning it) as an in-game feature. I am concerned however on what would occur if a person accidently drops or breaks their phone and whether they are able to take any legal actions against me in that case. The app doesn't promote breaking the phone, in fact in warns against it and provides safety instructions, but what other precautions should I take to make sure everything will be alright?

1 Lawyer Answer
Erik Špila
Erik Špila

A: Dear Mrs or Mr,

thank you for your question and I will be starting with the fact that its very good (from the legal point of view) that you are already warning your users and you provide safery instructions before usage of such app.

Other relevant precautions might be to enlist these warnings and safety instructions into terms of use of your app which user must accept prior to the first use of your app. Also very relevant can be incorporation of provision regarding restrictions of liability for such cases.

If you have any further questions, contact me anytime.

I with you a good luck with your app project.

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