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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by zuben el genub, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User
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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Fs!
    I use tesla :)
     
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  3. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert

    Me too.

    I probably tried the "Brightest Flashlight" and discovered it wasn't. I know I tried a lot of them.
     
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    When I look at flashlight apps I don't expect to see any permissions at all, except maybe camera permissions for the LED flash. Would never use a flashlight app that requires GPS location, contacts, phone calls, full internet access, that's very suspicious to me. A flashlight app has only got to make the screen light up and turn the camera's flash on, and NOT to be spying on me.

    TeslaLED is fine, that's got no suspicious permissions at all.
     
  5. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert

    The worst app I've seen for unnecessary permissions is the app for the Washington State Parks. The same company does about 30-40 other states too.

    At most they might need to know your location and connect to the Internet, but it has assess to: (1) SMS, (2) USB Storage, (3) Location; (4) Camera: (5) Running app information; (6) Contacts; (7) Phone calls; (8) Network communications; and (9) Google services configuration.
     
  6. Adar

    Adar Well-Known Member

    I've used HTC phones almost exclusively since the Hero. HTC used to package a flashlight app and it was perfect. Nothing fancy, just a fast, light weight app that did exactly what I wanted. Then they removed it. I found the apk on xda and have used it on all my phones. I didn't switch until my last upgrade the the One. I upgraded to the Tesla and think it is the best overall available.

    I remember trying that Brightest one on my Evo3D. Just didn't see it as all that great. Could never understand why so many people were using it. Aside from permissions, it also required more taps to use than I felt were necessary. After reading what they were doing, I'm glad I never put it on my new phone, or kept it on my old one.
     
  7. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Lol its like.... how could software make your camera flash LED brighter???
    The problem is that theres so many (i hate the word noob but) naive people downloading apps and these vulture devs know this. Its sickening.
    I kinda think there should be laws on how an app is described too (i know im digressing lol) like there is for packaging and advertising. These "signal booster" apps really wind me up lol
     
  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    When did they remove it? My One came with a HTC Flashlight app.

    (I don't have it now, because I've been using TeslaLED for a while, & remove unnecessary apps when flashing ROMs. But it was there in my original stock ROM).
     
  9. Adar

    Adar Well-Known Member

    They removed it back on the Evo3D, and on my Sprint HTC One, it did not have it installed, nor was it available from the HTC Hub, from day one with 4.1 Android. I don't know about other carriers, and I know it still isn't there on mine after the 4.3 update.
     
  10. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert

    Actually, they are somehow different. I noticed that when a friend's Moto D2G had a brighter flashlight than mine using the Moto flashlight program.
     
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  11. funkylogik

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    Really? Cool lol. Id never have thought that was possible other than maybe by tweaking the kernel.
    i suppose though, ive never really tested it lol :):beer:

    P.s, how did u test it?? :p
     
  12. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert

    It might be the color of the light affecting the results.

    I don't remember how I tested different apps on my one phone because it was about two years ago. I think I probably just switched between apps. But when holding the two different phones up the results were clearly different.
     
  13. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    Oh my, I have used this app before and had no idea of this.

    Thanks for this post! :D
     
  14. funkylogik

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