|reply to mrherzog |
Re: READ the permissions request
It would be nice to have the Android operating system (and others) allow users to block permissions to apps at a granular level. My suggestion would be as follows:
Step 1: App author writes app and publishes to Marketplace, with a list of specific permissions needed by the app to run properly (as is done today).
Step 2: User downloads app and is presented with a list of permissions that app author requests (as is done today).
Step 3: User can then accept all requested permissions by default, reject all permissions with the click of a button, or enter an interface to fine-tune permissions that s/he wishes to give to the app. In the event that users 'fine tune' the permissions, they acknowledge that certain features of the app might not run properly or even be available.
This seems like a solution that makes everybody happy (well, most people- there will be some developers out there who aren't happy with this process).