How to effectively search Android apps?
February 23, 2013 12:12 PM Subscribe
Is there a way to search for Android apps that have "appropriate" permission requests?
posted by unlaced to technology (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I recently purchased my first smart phone and was looking forward to downloading all the apps that I have been wanting! But I am a bit shocked by how many apps (free or paid) have permission requests that seem out of line with what the app is actually meant to do (eg having access to my contacts when all I need is a timer, things like that). I have read a recent article which explains this is a problem with a large number of Android apps and I have seen recent questions on the green about how to root the phone and install apps that restrict these permissions but my question is whether there is any easy way to search for apps that say, don't request access your contact information?
Or, alternatively, is there a directory of apps known to have reasonable permission requests that are in line with their intended use?