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Market apps and permissions disclosure

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by Natey2, May 8, 2011.

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    Why don't app developers disclose clearly the exact permissions they need for an app, like this developer does? (Click on More to expand the Description)
    http://market.android.com/details?id=me.laoye.free.notepad

    Would be great to know why so many shady apps need access to my System Logs or Phone Identity.

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    Ask.
    Most devs will answer questions about permissions.
    Some in excruciating detail.
    ;)
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    Understanding permissions also helps. You can't assume anything based on just the name of the permission.
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    If I need more than the permission name and this document
    http://developer.android.com/reference/android/Manifest.permission.html

    to figure out what the app is trying to access, Google should rethink its permissions strategy.

    E-mailing every developer to find out why they need access to my System Logs or Phone Identity is just not scalable.
    And even then, a shady app developer could be reading other things in the System Logs besides the output he claims to be logging.

    Phone State is ok.
    Phone Identity is not ok.
    Why does Google combine the 2 and call it Phone State and Identity?


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