Originally Posted by Gatorguy
That's what Android does now. It won't ask again unless the permissions change. Even better, it won't allow an automatic updating of any app where the permissions have changed since you installed it. You have to update manually and agree that you've noted and accept the permission changes.
I've seen an Android phone list a set of permissions at the time you install the application
, and the user's only recourse is to choose to grant it all the permissions at once, or else choose not to install the application at all. Once you actually install the app, all the listed permissions are granted, and the App is free to use them whenever and however it wants. Maybe I haven't explored Android enough to have seen anything more than that, but so far that's all I've experienced.
That's not what I want to see.
I want the application to install normally, and then you get the notification (and accompanying the request for permission) at run-time
, literally at the instant the application actually tries to use
any of your protected data. At that time, you can choose to allow the App to continue doing what it's doing (and you can choose to let it proceed just this once
, or else give it blanket permission to always
be allowed to do that thing), or you can choose to tell the App that it has no choice but to back out of whatever it had been trying to do, and fallback gracefully to some alternate course of action which doesn't violate your preferences.