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Forrest Wang
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"Eclipse Scorer" is the ultimate scorer for the board game: Eclipse. If you are the fan of Eclipse, this scorer will be your favorite companion. Have a look at all screenshots!

Download Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bgscorer.c...

Features:
- support "score by player" and "score by category";
- keep score history of a list of different Games;
- show the summary of game, including total scores and rank awards;
- choose player from the contacts or input new player;
- support "Email Score";


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Nice! Thanks for the info!
 
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Is there a list of reasonings behind the permissions required? I'm interested especially in the "Read Sensitive Log Data", and "Read Contact Data", and "Read Phone State and Identity". Why does a scorer need these permissions?
Is the "Full Internet Access" for ads?

EDIT: I see. "Read Contact Data" is for choosing players from your contacts, that's a novel feature
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Nobody gets sensitive log data. Phone State & Identity is such a common permission to give out that I don't really care about it anymore, and Read Contact Data... eh, I'd rather type in the name (it's not hard) and not have you selling my contact data to the advertisers you're using your Full Internet Access to talk to.

Let's compare the 7 Wonders scoring app:

NETWORK COMMUNICATION
FULL INTERNET ACCESS
Allows the app to create network sockets.

NETWORK COMMUNICATION
VIEW NETWORK STATE
Allows the app to view the state of all networks.

That's it. And in the description, the author,

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clearly states that the Full Internet Access is for displaying ads. Which is fine, I get that. But don't be evil!
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This app looks good but it needs to have the option of saving to the SD card.
 
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So 6 days and no comment... not even "I'll fix that for the next version." Any other aspiring developers out there?
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Leonal Gu
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Here i've listed the permission usage of that app:

READ_CONTACTS: used for selecting the player when you are creating game. (please be noticed: the app will not use your contacts for other purpose)

READ_PHONE_STATE, ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: your IMEI (if it is phone) or your mac address (if it is tab) is used for unique identify in app database.

READ_LOGS, INTERNET: in case of app crash , error logs limited to that app maybe collected for improve our app or help us debugging.

Hope it will be helpful
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Leonal Gu
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Do you mean save the scores to SD card ? we've already provided a feature to send round score or score summaries through mail. please use it.
 
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Leonal Gu
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InfoCynic wrote:
So 6 days and no comment... not even "I'll fix that for the next version." Any other aspiring developers out there?


Sorry for later feed back , after I publish the app , I'm really busy with some other things cry
 
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Alban Nanty
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The discovery spinning roll should only display 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, etc...
The Monoliths spinning roll should only display 0, 3, 9, 12, etc...
 
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You ought to just input the # of discoveries & monoliths, let the app do the math, like RyanMC's 7W app just has you input the # of each science symbol and does the math.

I'm still not installing this with READ SENSITIVE LOG DATA... if you want to debug the app, do it on your own device(s) or without potentially nasty consequences.

And why do you need to modify the contents of my SD card? Why do you need to know my ID (from phone identity/wifi state)?

I mean, I'm comparing this directly to a very similar app (see above) and I still don't see the need for any of these permissions (your explanation for contacts make sense, I just don't WANT that feature because I don't allow apps to get that data... once you have that permission, you (or a malicious hacker) could update your app to a new version that DOES do something evil with that data... there's no way to know what you're doing with it except your word)).
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