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iCars: on-Demand Cars

iCars: on-Demand Cars

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App Description

The following description comes from the Google Play Store description of the app:

iCars is a chauffeured “car” service ordered “in the moment” for one to 12 passengers – in and around San Francisco and to and from SFO (San Francisco International Airport).

iCars is your premier On-Demand Black Car service for luxury transportation made easy, when and where you need it! iCars is a unique application that allows you to immediately book a Mercedes luxury sedan, or book one now for a future pick-up. iCars service is a network of luxury cars, SUV’s and Mercedes Sprinter vans in San Francisco. Reservations and payment are taken through a sophisticated smart phone app that accommodates iPhones and any other mobile device.

iCars is dedicated to keeping the air clean by using Mercedes BlueTec E350 sedans and R350 crossover SUV’s, which provide high fuel efficiency and low emissions. If you are ecologically conscious, then our services will meet your needs and exceed it through luxury and comfort.

iCars provides you with a quick pick-up at your current location, a choice to book in the future, and a way to review your future trips. The available iCars in your area will be displayed on your map to show you their relationship to your location. You can have iCars come pick you up at your current location provided by the GPS service in the app, or you can chose a location by typing it in or selecting it on a map. Picking your drop-off location is no different and can be done with a tap of the finger.

The iCars app directs the closest chauffeur to you respond to you in minutes. You can also chat with your chauffeur, if needed, through our exclusive Voice Over IP, so you aren’t charged for the call. Do you want to have your favorite radio station playing when your ride arrives? No problem! Just enter it in under the special instructions prior to booking the trip.
iCars is managed by Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation, leveraging 23 years of transportation expertise and quality standards to ensure responsive, safe, and superior transportation.

Sensitive Permissions Used By This App
Permission What Why
Full network access Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for social networking services
Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for utility purposes
Precise location (gps and network-based) Can use user's precise location Internal
Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage Can write to your phone's USB storage Not analyzed yet
Pair with bluetooth devices Can connect to user's Bluetooth devices Not analyzed yet
Disable your screen lock Allows applications to disable the keyguard if it is not secure. Not analyzed yet
Directly call phone numbers Can call phone numbers Not analyzed yet
Modify your contacts Can edit contacts on device Not analyzed yet
Read your contacts Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history Not analyzed yet
Read phone status and identity Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number Not analyzed yet
Reroute outgoing calls Allows an application to see the number being dialed during an outgoing call with the option to redirect the call to a different number or abort the call altogether. Not analyzed yet
Record audio Can record audio through microphone on device Not analyzed yet
Make/receive internet calls Allows an application to use SIP service. Not analyzed yet
Mock location sources for testing Create mock location sources for testing or install a new location provider. This allows the app to override the location and/or status returned by other location sources such as GPS or location providers. Not analyzed yet
Write call log Can change your device’s call log including incoming and outgoing calls data Not analyzed yet
Approximate location (network-based) Can use user's approximate location Not analyzed yet
Read call log Can read your device’s call log, including incoming and outgoing calls Not analyzed yet
Read your own contact card Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app can identify you and may send your profile information to others. Not analyzed yet
Take pictures and videos Can use camera or flashlight on the phone Not analyzed yet
Third Party Libraries Used by this App
Library Usage
Twitter
Oauth
Facebook

Privacy Analysis

Version of the app analyzed:

1.1

App was last analyzed by Privacy Grade on:

02/23/2014

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