I've searched a bit and haven't seen much discussion on the permissions that apps require for installation and use.
For instance, if an app lists Your location (fine GPS location) and Network communication (full Internet access), does that mean it can send my location out at any time?
For the Your messages section below, does that mean the app can read all of my texts? Not sure I understand the need for that.
NFL Mobile has around 90% of those listed below...I don't think Roger Goddell needs access to my texts! :)
coarse location, fine (GPS) location
read SMS or MMS, receive MMS, receive SMS, receive WAP
full Internet access
modify/delete SD card contents
read phone state and identity
Services that cost you money
send SMS messages
change network connectivity, change Wi-Fi state, modify global system settings, prevent phone from sleeping
Under Show/Hide dropdown
access extra location provider commands
view network state, view Wi-Fi state
disable keylock, install shortcuts
view configured accounts
NFL Mobile can send you reminder texts...
Yep, it can, and I don't have an issue with that.
Originally Posted by Backnblack
What I'd like to know is that when you install the NFL Mobile app, why it needs access to your location, read SMS/MMS, modify SD card contents, read phone state/identity, SEND SMS messages, etc.
Just seems a bit squirrely to me is all, which is why I haven't installed it.