Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Flext9 asks too much>

The Register think Flext9 is a great keyboard for an Andorid phone:

Nuance Flext9 • reghardware

It costs £3, which seems OK to me. What is not so OK is that this keyboard app wants to granted permission to "Read phone state and Identity" and have "Full Internet access".

I've taken to removing apps which ask for that combination unless they clearly need it. I don't understand why a keyboard app would need to pull my identity from the phone and then be able to send it over the Internet.

Three quid is fine, but I think they ask for too much else