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MIT AICompanion

MIT AICompanion

App Description

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

App Inventor lets you develop applications for Android phones using a web browser and either a connected phone or emulator. The App Inventor servers store your work and help you keep track of your projects.

The App Inventor Companion lets you see how your App works as you build it.

More information is at http://appinventor.mit.edu

Note that this application has a lot of permissions because it has to be able to do any operation that you can write apps to do.

Sensitive Permissions Used By This App
Permission What Why
Use accounts on the device Allows the app to request authentication tokens. It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Find accounts on the device Can use user's account information stored on the phone Internal
Record audio Can record audio through microphone on device Internal
Precise location (gps and network-based) Can use user's precise location 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
Read your contacts Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history Internal
Send sms messages Can send SMS messages 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
Pair with bluetooth devices Can connect to user's Bluetooth devices 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
Add or remove accounts Can manage user's accounts on the phone Not analyzed yet
Read call log Can read your device’s call log, including incoming and outgoing calls Not analyzed yet
Directly call phone numbers Can call phone numbers Not analyzed yet
Receive text messages (sms) Can receive SMS messages Not analyzed yet
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
Third Party Libraries Used by this App
Library Usage
Twitter4j
Acra
Kawa

Privacy Analysis

Version of the app analyzed:

2.07

App was last analyzed by Privacy Grade on:

02/02/2014

Why does this app have this grade?

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See the sensitive permissions table below the app description to see the permissions that made users of the app uncomfortable.

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