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Old March 3, 2014, 11:11 PM   #1
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Sketchy mobile app ....

Does anyone else find the mobile app. for this forum to be really intrusive ? The permissions it asked for seemed to be asking for way too much.
I'm still new to the world of smart phones and won't download any app. that askes for a lot of control or access. I just don't trust them.
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Old March 4, 2014, 01:22 PM   #2
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The forum itself doesn't have a mobile app. You can access it via Tapatalk.

What kind of problems are you having?
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Old March 4, 2014, 06:12 PM   #3
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Welcome to smartphones. Most apps have overbroad permissions.

Flash Cyanogenmod onto it if you can; CM (at least android 4.3, which is what, CM 10.2?) has per-app restrictions, which google stupidly removed from android 4.4.2 That means you can disable certain kinds of access by an app even if the app expects it.

[edit... Yep, looks like you could flash CM onto it if you wanted to.]

TFL has nothing to do with the writing of or maintenance of the tapatalk app. We simply have tapatalk support enabled because it's the most popular mobile app.
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Old March 7, 2014, 09:10 AM   #4
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It's the long list of permissions it wanted access to that I didn't like.
Storage - Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
Affects Battery - Control vibration, prevent phone form sleeping
Wants to run at start up . I don't want it to do that.
Why would I give that kind of control to a app. ?
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Old March 7, 2014, 10:48 AM   #5
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This is TapaTalk?

That's got to be the android or windoze version. The apple version doesn't ask all those questions.
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Old March 7, 2014, 06:05 PM   #6
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It's Android asking for all of those . I have a brand new HTC One.
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Old March 7, 2014, 06:38 PM   #7
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Well there's yer problem.
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Old March 7, 2014, 07:00 PM   #8
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Storage - Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
Yes. Any application that needs to save any data whatsoever (like last time logged in and posts read) needs that permission.

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Affects Battery - Control vibration, prevent phone form sleeping
Any app is going to affect the battery. It only keeps the phone from sleeping if the app is open and active.

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Wants to run at start up . I don't want it to do that.
It's actually a child process that runs in the background and checks periodically for private messages. The main app only opens when you ask it to.
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