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Sonar: Friends Nearby

Sonar: Friends Nearby

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App Description

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

The best way to connect and share with friends and like-minded people nearby, Sonar has been called a “Must-Have” by CNN and an “Essential Tool” by WIRED Magazine. By alerting you to friends nearby and other interesting people, Sonar reveals small world moments you’d have otherwise missed.

Note: To begin using Sonar, sign in with Facebook or Foursquare. At this time we do not support Google+ or Latitude. Suggestions welcome: feedback@sonar.me!

Seen in the New York Times, CNN, TechCrunch, Mashable, TIME, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Financial Times, Ad Age & more.

✓ CNN “Top Tech Tool”
✓ Mashable, CNN & Fox: “Hot App for SXSW 2012”
✓ WIRED Magazine “Essential Tool”
✓ MediaPost “Mobile Social Trend of 2012”
✓ “Download Immediately” - Michael Arrington, TechCrunch founder

Features:
✓ Connect your social networks to find friends nearby
✓ Integrates Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Foursquare
✓ Find out what you have in common with interesting people nearby
✓ Set your status, share what you’re up to
✓ New status sends a ping--like a local tweet--to friends nearby
✓ Chat with other Sonar users
✓ Background sharing - no need to check in
✓ You’re in control - pause anytime!

Never miss another chance to connect in person when you have friends nearby!

Customer Raves
“***** Perfect!”
“***** Love being surprised at who is nearby!”
“***** I use this app every day. Every day!”
“***** I love this!”

Sensitive Permissions Used By This App
Permission What Why
Full network access Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for development aid libraries
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 mobile analytics
Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for payment services
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 targeted advertising
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
Can use user's precise location Payment
Read your contacts Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history Internal
Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history Utility
Read phone status and identity Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number It appears this app uses this data to identify users for delivering targeted advertisement
Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number Utility
Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage Can write to your phone's USB storage Not analyzed yet
Approximate location (network-based) Can use user's approximate location Not analyzed yet

Privacy Analysis

Version of the app analyzed:

1.1.107

App was last analyzed by Privacy Grade on:

01/07/2014

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