has been released!
- Over 150 new permissions added to the database
- Bookmarks for permissions
- All permissions requested by your apps added to DB
- Improved details screen with more info on each permission
- New database code for greatly improved performance
- Improvements to tablet layout
Many of you have read my guide on permissions and security.
And, thanks to some of the great feedback and support on this site, 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 these forums and 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.
Anyways, all the promotion aside, I especially just wanted to say thanks to AF for all the support and interest in the guide. This forum is where I first wrote it and has always had the most updated version, so very sincerely, thank you all.
The app is $1.99 on the Market.
Requires: Android 2.0 or newer
Amazon.com: PocketPermissions - Android security info on the go: Appstore for Android
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