Greetings! Just picked up a Motorola Droid and have been anxious to start using all these great apps I keep hearing about. My problem, though, is that they seem to need/have permissions that don't make sense to me. As such, I am hesitant to download them. Two in particular have me baffled.
I looked up "Barcode Scanner" and it claims to need/have permission to read and write to my contact list, as well as see my web browser history. That made me pretty nervous.
So then I found "ShopSavvy" and it claims to need/have permission to change my WiFi state. Again, I don't understand why it would need to do that. (As an aside, when searching for answers, I saw complaints about this app turning WiFi on and people found it because their battery was draining faster.)
Are there any logical reasons for these permissions? Is anyone else concerned?
Many thanks for any insight (or alternatives) you can offer!