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DroidOrb

DroidOrb

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App Description

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

This app is an early alpha app for the DroidOrb dock accessroy project. Please do not download this yet unless you are working on or testing the DroidOrb project (see http://droidorb.com).

DroidOrb is an extensible, open source Android accessory. In it's barest form, it is a bedside or table-top dock for your Android phone that will charge the phone, and provide external notifications via it's "orb", which is a translucent white ball containing RGB and white LED's. The orb will glow and pulsate in various colours depending on the configuration of the DroidOrb app on the phone, and is used primarily for alerting the user to notifications such as missed calls, missed e-mails, etc. It is also extensible via simple modules to allow your docked phone to integrate with other systems, e.g. panic button, alarm system, home automation, etc. See website for details.

Other nifty features include (some still under development):
- Night mute: automatically mute your phone (with exceptions) when the lights are turned off
- Anti-theft: if the user does not unlock the screen within 5 seconds of undocking the device, a loud alarm will sound continuously.
- Panic button module: hold down the panic button for 5 seconds and the phone will send emergency SMS to predefined numbers and call the Emergency number

It currently uses ADB, so you will need to enable "USB debugging" in order to connect to the accessory. ADK support coming soon.

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
Read call log Can read your device’s call log, including incoming and outgoing calls Not analyzed yet
Receive text messages (sms) Can receive SMS messages 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
Read your contacts Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history Not analyzed yet

Privacy Analysis

Version of the app analyzed:

0.5 alpha

App was last analyzed by Privacy Grade on:

01/07/2014

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