User stats

The Serval Mesh (app for Android) could be instrumented to record statistics on:

It could periodically send anonymous, encrypted summaries of these statistics via Rhizome to Serval HQ so that the The Serval Project developers can learn how their software is being used and identify possible improvements.

The collection and transmission of these statistics would only proceed after informing the user of what data would be collected and obtaining the user's consent (an “opt-in” dialog). It should be possible for the user to opt out at any time, and may even be better to periodically ask the user for consent to continue.