The following shows the top 10 most common app permissions used by British mobile Games on Google Play.
What Are the Most Common App Permissions Used by British Mobile Games?
android.permission.INTERNET makes it possible for app publishers to create network sockets and use custom network protocols within their apps.92%Mobile Games8.90k+92%
This permission is not required for internet connection however, as the mobile browser provides all apps with the ability to send data to the internet. 92% of the games from British publishers use the Internet Access permission.
Network Information Access
The android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE permission can be leveraged by app developers to enable their apps to view information about network connections.84%Mobile Games8.13k+84%
This information includes such things as which networks exist and which already have connections. 84% of the games from British publishers use the Network Information Access permission.
Phone Sleep Mode Preventation
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK gives apps the ability to prevent the phone they are running on from going into sleep mode.58%Mobile Games5.61k+58%
This is good for apps, like YouTube, that get extended periods of engagement that do not necessarily require the user to touch the screen or otherwise interact physically with the device. 58% of the games from British publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission.
The com.android.vending.BILLING permission is required for the integration of billing in android applications.47%Mobile Games4.54k+47%
47% of the games from British publishers use the Billing permission.
Wifi Information Access
App publishers can leverage android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE to enable their app to view information about Wi-Fi networking.33%Mobile Games3.22k+33%
This includes whether Wi-Fi is enabled and the names of the connected Wi-Fi devices. 33% of the games from British publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission.
Apps often advertise other apps. By leveraging com.google.android.finsky.permission.BIND_GET_INSTALL_REFERRER_SERVICE apps can make sure that installs of other apps launched via their ads are properly attributed.33%Mobile Games3.20k+33%
33% of the games from British publishers use the Install Referrer permission.
32% of the games from British publishers use the android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE permission.
31% of the games from British publishers use the com.google.android.gms.permission.AD_ID permission.
Write External Storage
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE makes it possible for app developers to enable their apps to modify or delete the contents of users’ SD cards.28%Mobile Games2.73k+28%
28% of the games from British publishers use the Write External Storage permission.
android.permission.VIBRATE makes it possible for app builders to give their apps control over the vibrating function of the devices they are running on.27%Mobile Games2.57k+27%
27% of the games from British publishers use the Vibration permission.
This chart provides a near real-time ranking of the 10 most common app permissions used by British mobile Games on Google Play.
Currently, Internet Access is the most common, followed by Network Information Access, Phone Sleep Mode Preventation, Billing, and Wifi Information Access.
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