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9 years ago from Tierney Cyren, Principal Developer Advocate, Twilio

  • Tierney CyrenTierney Cyren, 9 years ago


    On Android, it wants permissions for contacts/calendar, location, phone, photos, Wi-Fi connection info, device ID & call info (including your phone number, as far as I can tell).

    Totally going to download this right now.

    13 points
    • Kyle ConradKyle Conrad, 9 years ago

      All of those make sense though given what the app does. Android permissions are weird.

      3 points
      • Pedro Pimenta, 9 years ago

        What does it do that needs my contact and calendar? Serious question, I don't live in America and can't know.

        2 points
        • Kyle ConradKyle Conrad, 9 years ago

          Not sure about calendar, but I imagine there's a "sharing" function in the app (i.e. texting or whatever your friends) that would require access to your contacts.

          On iOS, it would only ask for this permission when you actually went to share something. With Android, you get asked up front for all these permissions without even knowing why.

          2 points
          • Kyle SKyle S, 9 years ago

            Sharing doesn't require contacts permissions. Any app can fire a share intent, the app you use to share it is the one that should need your contacts.

            1 point