DroidForums mobile App permissions

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by IMSteve, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. IMSteve

    IMSteve New Member

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    Why does the DroidForums mobile app need:

    -Full internet access
    -Storage - modify/delete SD card content
    -Hardware control - control vibrator
    -System tools - prevent phone from sleeping

    Seems like a lot of control for a forum app.
     
  2. titans

    titans Premium Member
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    Is this a joke? 4 isn't much and aren't asking for anything intrusive :icon_eek:

    Internet: Obviously needs internet access
    Storage: Stores cache/downloads to the SD card
    control vibrator: If you want it to vibrate for alert
    System tools - so that when you're reading your phone doesn't fall asleep on you.
     
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    IMSteve New Member

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    No, it was not a joke. It was a question. I am concerned when I download an app and it asks to modify/delete anything on my SD card. I asked because I thought someone would know the answer.
     
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    And he gave you the answer.
     
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    I would be concerned if it was some random site, but you're talking about a site with hundreds of thousands of people who view it every day. The owners of this site would not risk the reputation for something as stupid as deleting something on someone's sd card, it wouldn't benefit them. I'd bet my phone that it only modifies or deletes things related to the caches/images/etc it downloads
     
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    Yes he did. I got my answer and I thank you Titans
     
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