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Gopher Buddy Service
This service is used by the Gopher Buddy Chrome extension for recommending Chrome OS version updates and managed Chromebook environments.
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The Gopher Buddy Service is a partner API to the Gopher Buddy extension that must be enabled on a G Suite Domain before the Gopher Buddy Extension can work.  This service is responsible for performing the device version and user lookups required for the Gopher Buddy Extension to function. 

The Gopher Buddy Chrome Extension partners with the Chrome Gopher Add-on to boost your fleet’s OS health and offers high-resolution usage history and network IP reporting on Chrome devices, as well as a handy way for students and staff to access key device info.

Gopher Buddy:

1) Extends the reporting powers of the Chrome Gopher Add-on for Sheets to include user sessions that capture username, local & public IP address, start time, and session duration in minutes.

2) Gives logged-in G Suite users permission-based access to recent session info and device metadata like SN and Asset ID from the logged-in context.

3) Nudges users to help prevent Chrome devices from falling more than 3 version behind in their OS updates.

How does it work?

In order to gain these new powers, the Gopher Buddy extension must interact with the Gopher Buddy Service, an Amplified Labs hosted API that must be installed and authorized by a G Suite administrator and have a valid trial or paid license.    The Gopher Buddy Service is responsible for looking up Chrome OS version (depends on device model) and looking up and logging and storing user session details in an external datastore.

NOTE: Gopher Buddy is a ***PAID SERVICE*** bundled as a part of our Chrome Gopher Premium, Gopher Pack, and Labs Unlimited offerings. See https://labs.amplifiedit.com/gopher-buddy
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
August 24, 2019
gives schools far too much information on their students, including location, site visits, etc.
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
August 23, 2019
It just watches me. When I go to sleep, it's in my head.
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
August 23, 2019
why do schools even use these? i get it's a school device but why do they have to see EVERYTHING i do?
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
August 22, 2019
The fact that schools now take the liberty to monitor their student's so heavily (on a school device or otherwise), is at best a distasteful action to the student in question, and at worst a violation of that student's privacy. Such an extension even existing is atrocious.
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
August 20, 2019
it's creepy
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
August 20, 2019
it just sits and watches you
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
August 20, 2019
gopher buddy stole my wife
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
August 20, 2019
Gopher Buddy stole my house
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
August 20, 2019
it is a meany pants
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A User of Gopher Buddy Service
August 14, 2019
This should be outlawed in the genvea convention
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