Android L calculator in Google Play Store helps things add up
0. phoneArena 02 Jul 2014, 23:58 posted on
On Wednesday, we told you a couple of ways to load the Android L "Heads-up" notification system on your Android phone. Those with Android 4.3 or higher can buy the app for 99 cents from the Google Play Store. Those using a device rockin' Android 4.0 to Android 4.3, will have to root their device in order to receive notifications on their phone the Android L way...
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1. onthecouchagain (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)
TERRIBLE app permissions. Users beware. It wants permissions to read, modify, and delete your storage contents, including photos and media. Don't understand why a calculator app would need those types of permissions.
2. fzacek (Posts: 2411; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Hmmm... Very suspicious... A calculator app shouldn't really need any permissions at all...
3. onthecouchagain (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)
Agreed. I uninstalled it right away after reading that.
9. steedsofwar (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)
Why is PA promoting these apps when there's too many obvious concerns surrounding it and a lot of negative reviews?
14. nexusdude (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)
Well, a guy named Amir tipped PhoneArena and guess what the name of the app developer is... Amir. They don't even care to check their sources.
6. tech2 (Posts: 2860; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Thanks for the heads up. +1
PA should be watching out for these things and keeping their readers informed..smh
12. onthecouchagain (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)
Agreed. PA did a lazy job here. And if you look at who gave PA the tip, it's the app creator himself.
Pay attention, PA.
7. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Please RATE THE APP 1 STAR then...
I always rate the APP 1 star if it require a permission that it shouldn't have. And write a review stating in the apps that they shouldn't use it if they don't want 1 star.
13. onthecouchagain (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)
I have. It seems a lot of people have rated it 1 star, too.
5. steelew (Posts: 114; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
What is it with NOT adding %? The one thing you might want to do on a calculator (in the real world...for us cheapos) is figure out your tip...using %. I don't get why that is not standard but () and -/+ is on the stock calculator. Oh well, hopefully the real android L calc will have it and have it in the first page.
8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3673; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Well the UI looks exactly the same.
10. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
My L based calculator does not have the same functions.
11. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
This calculator was taken from a website used to showcase designs for guidelines by Google. This app should never have been created. Try adding two numbers and then adding a number on top of that. It won't work.
15. deathgod (Posts: 122; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
That color scheme is just horrible. I think I'll stick with the CM calc.
16. amirsiraj (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)
Hey guys, I'm Amir, the developer of this app. After learning that the app included extraneous permissions, I unpublishedbthe app (this morning), as these shocked me as much as they shocked you. I am currently working on a new version of the calculator with no permissions and no ads. Cheers!