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    update: PocketPermissions 2.0 has been released!

    All newly rebuilt with Honeycomb (tablet), and ICS optimization
    New: Show your list of apps and how many permissions they request
    New: Automatic search suggestions for permissions
    New: Sort by number of permissions requested, name, risk, and more
    New: Details screen for apps, listing permissions and other useful info
    New: Multi-pane layout for tablets
    Reorganized home screen for easier navigation


    Some of you have probably read my guide on permissions on DroidForums (or other forums) or my site. But no worries if you haven't!

    Anyways, thanks to some of the great feedback and support, I decided to make an app version. Because, well, where better to read about permissions for your phone, than on your phone?

    Before anyone asks though, I still plan on updating the guide on my site and the downloadble pdf, and that will all stay free.


    So who is it for?


    Well, lots of us are watching as our less tech-savvy friends grab new Android phones and would like to set them up with some good habits.

    It’s my hope that this will help people feel more secure and informed and not feel like they’ve been tossed into the wild west or have to rely soley on anti-virus. The idea is that you can set them up with this app, or keep it as a quick reference for yourself.

    As always, please feel free to continue to ask questions and post feedback both here and in the guide, and I will be happy to answer/investigate things as best I can.


    web: https://market.android.com/details?i...ketpermissions

    phone: market://details?id=com.alostpacket.pocketpermissions


    Features

    • Explains permissions and why they matter

    • Tips on good safety habits

    • Details the possible dangers out there

    • Search for permissions

    • See which apps have requested a specific permission


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    06-15-2011 04:35 AM
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    Just got accepted to Amazon AppStore too woohoo!

    Also have been some updates since my last post:

    1.0.6
    -New feature: after searching by permission, you can click on an app to be taken to its "appilcation settings" page. (Only tested on Android 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 - please let me know if you have any trouble with this feature).

    1.0.5
    -Updated "make phone calls" permission

    1.0.4
    -Added better support for tablet-sized screens
    -Many typo fixes and some editing for clarity
    07-13-2011 09:09 PM
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    Just released 1.1 to the Android Market

    - Font size option in preferences
    - Show all permissions option in preferences
    - Show tech details about each permission, to see the official developer documentation about a permission
    - Color coded permission list to show importance
    - Filter out system apps from the lists
    - More consistent font styles/some graphics tweaks
    08-22-2011 03:58 PM
  4. alostpacket's Avatar
    Big update: PocketPermissions 2.0 has been released!

    All newly rebuilt with Honeycomb (tablet), and ICS optimization
    New: Show your list of apps and how many permissions they request
    New: Automatic search suggestions for permissions
    New: Sort by number of permissions requested, name, risk, and more
    New: Details screen for apps, listing permissions and other useful info
    New: Multi-pane layout for tablets
    Reorganized home screen for easier navigation
    02-24-2012 08:25 AM

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