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Twist - On My Way!

Twist - On My Way!

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App Description

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

Let your friends, family and business associates know what time you'll arrive by sending them a twist! Request someone's arrival time if they're coming to you! Organize a pickup for other people!

Making a twist is now easier than ever! Just select your destination, pick the people you want notified, and press the create button! If you change your mind, don't worry, just cancel it! They won't be notified until you move about 300 feet from where you were when you made the twist!

Great for business meetings, coming home to your spouse, picking up your kids, or deliveries!

Shed your anxiety about being late! Meeting at 3pm but running late? Twist will let your friend know that she has a few extra minutes to grab coffee or clean up.

What people are saying:

★ "Twist is a very easy-to-use app with an incredibly relevant purpose." – Wired

★ "Twist is a clever app […] It’s a really cool app for keeping people up to date on your whereabouts distraction-free.” – Mashable

★ “Ever been late for a meeting? Now, finally, there is an app for that." – Inc

★ "Twist uses its own homebrew algorithm to create an estimated wait time [...] doing away with the need to send harried text messages if you get stuck in even more traffic." – TechCrunch

Traffic delays or accidents along the way? Twist will send your recipients an updated arrival time! No need for stressful texting and driving!

Request a twist from someone! If someone is coming to meet you, use the "Request a Twist" feature! After selecting your destination and recipients, hit the "Send Request" button. Your recipients will then be sent a notification requesting them to twist you!

Make shortcuts for your favorite twists! If you find that you twist the same person and destination regularly, you can add this twist to your favorites. That way, when you embark on your journey you can create the twist faster instead of having to enter in all the information again!

Twists are totally private! The twist keeps track of your location only when you start the twist, and it stops monitoring you a few minutes after you arrive. Only your recipients will be alerted about your progress.

Change your mode of transportation! Options include car, public transportation, walking or biking!

Save battery life! Generally, apps that have your GPS location running in the background will significantly decrease cell phone battery life. Twist has developed its own GPS and cell tower data algorithms to minimize battery drain!

Twist offers additional features! Sync your calendar, chat with recipients, get a list of turn by turn directions and more!

Currently available in the US, CA, UK and AU.

Sensitive Permissions Used By This App
Permission What Why
Read your contacts Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history Internal
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
Send sms messages Can send SMS messages Internal
Precise location (gps and network-based) Can use user's precise location Internal
Find accounts on the device Can use user's account information stored on the phone Internal
Read phone status and identity Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number Utility
Approximate location (network-based) Can use user's approximate location Not analyzed yet
Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage Can write to your phone's USB storage 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
Read calendar events plus confidential information Allows an application to read the user's calendar data. Not analyzed yet
Take pictures and videos Can use camera or flashlight on the phone Not analyzed yet
Read call log Can read your device’s call log, including incoming and outgoing calls Not analyzed yet
Third Party Libraries Used by this App
Library Usage
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Privacy Analysis

Version of the app analyzed:

1.0.41

App was last analyzed by Privacy Grade on:

02/23/2014

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