Haha, me too- and I have so many self created stumbling blocks.... hmmm....
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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
Still working on that tablet version but wanted to post a quick note:
So I got quoted in Atlanta Journal Constitution on Tues.
The article was on privacy & security for mobile apps.
The reporter had read my security guide online somewhere and emailed me asking for an interview. So we chatted last Friday and I explained Android Permissions to her for about 20 mins
She didnt mention my apps or company name or software in the article though. So pretty unlikely to drive any traffic my way -- still fun to be quoted as a "security expert" hah!
Mobile security experts said there are a couple of things users can do to protect themselves. Patrick Cousins, an application developer and blogger, said the most important thing is to vet the applications, read the reviews and check out user comments, he said.
“It’s all about context. It’s OK to give Internet access to some applications if you can see a valid use for it,” Cousins said. “If I download a game of checkers and it wants access to all my contacts, that wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense in context. It doesn’t need to read contacts for me to play checkers.”
Anyways, when they released SDK 14, they released an update to the "compatibility library" which allows for devs to write apps that can work nicely on phones an tablets (and change accordingly). This update to the library will help me get that above screenshot finished
So stay tuned and sorry for the delay!
updated the op, excited to announce v2.0 has been released :D
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
Sounds like big improvements!
DO NOT WRITE IN THIS SPACETHIS SPACE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK
Quick bump for 2.1 update
- 150+ new permissions added
- Bookmarks for permissions
- All permissions requested by your apps scanned
- More info on each permission
- New database code for greatly improved performance
- Improvements to tablet layout
And quick wave for A.net peeps, hope you are well! will try and drop by more soon.