Italy Mobile App Statistics 2024
Last update: 24 Feb 2024 CET
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What Are the Most Common App Permissions Used by Italian Mobile Apps?

The following shows the top 10 most common app permissions used by Italian mobile Apps on Google PlayGoogle Play.

  • 1st

    Internet Access

    android.permission.INTERNET makes it possible for app publishers to create network sockets and use custom network protocols within their apps.

    97%
    Number of Apps
    25.32k+
    97%

    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. 97% of the apps from Italian publishers use the Internet Access permission.

  • 2nd

    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%
    Number of Apps
    21.91k+
    84%

    This information includes such things as which networks exist and which already have connections. 84% of the apps from Italian publishers use the Network Information Access permission.

  • 3rd

    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.

    73%
    Number of Apps
    19.11k+
    73%

    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. 73% of the apps from Italian publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission.

  • 4th

    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.

    63%
    Number of Apps
    16.27k+
    63%

    63% of the apps from Italian publishers use the Write External Storage permission.

  • 5th

    Push Notification

    com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE can be used within apps to allow them to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app’s service.

    58%
    Number of Apps
    15.05k+
    58%

    It should be noted however, that using this service will incur data usage, and malicious apps could cause excess data usage. 58% of the apps from Italian publishers use the Push Notification permission.

  • 6th

    Read External Storage

    The android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission allows app developers to enable their apps to read the contents of user SD cards.

    56%
    Number of Apps
    14.56k+
    56%

    56% of the apps from Italian publishers use the Read External Storage permission.

  • 7th

    Fine Location Access

    With android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION apps can find the precise location of the devices they are running on.

    47%
    Number of Apps
    12.19k+
    47%

    In other words, apps can figure out where their users are. This is achieved using GPS or network location sources, like Wi-Fi and cell towers. However, in order for these location services to function, users must turn them on. 47% of the apps from Italian publishers use the Fine Location Access permission.

  • 8th

    Vibration

    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.

    45%
    Number of Apps
    11.68k+
    45%

    45% of the apps from Italian publishers use the Vibration permission.

  • 9th

    Course Location Access

    App publishers can use android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION within their apps to give them the ability to generate the approximate location of the devices they are running on.

    44%
    Number of Apps
    11.57k+
    44%

    This location is generated by a combination of location services, including network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. Similar to the android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION permission, these location services must be enabled by the user for the app to use them. 44% of the apps from Italian publishers use the Course Location Access permission.

  • 10th

    Camera Access

    android.permission.CAMERA allows an app to take pictures and videos with a device’s native camera.

    42%
    Number of Apps
    10.97k+
    42%

    Furthermore, this permission gives the app the ability to use the camera at any time without additional confirmation. 42% of the apps from Italian publishers use the Camera Access permission.

This chart provides a near real-time ranking of the 10 most common app permissions used by Italian mobile Apps on Google PlayGoogle Play.

Currently, Internet Access is the most common, followed by Network Information Access, Phone Sleep Mode Preventation, Write External Storage, and Push Notification.

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