The following shows the top 10 most common app permissions used by Japanese mobile Apps on Google Play.
What Are the Most Common App Permissions Used by Japanese Mobile Apps?
android.permission.INTERNET makes it possible for app publishers to create network sockets and use custom network protocols within their apps.93%Number of Apps28.97k+93%
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. 93% of the apps from Japanese 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.86%Number of Apps26.72k+86%
This information includes such things as which networks exist and which already have connections. 86% of the apps from Japanese 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.74%Number of Apps22.98k+74%
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. 74% of the apps from Japanese publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation 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.53%Number of Apps16.50k+53%
53% of the apps from Japanese publishers use the Write External Storage permission.
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.52%Number of Apps16.12k+52%
It should be noted however, that using this service will incur data usage, and malicious apps could cause excess data usage. 52% of the apps from Japanese publishers use the Push Notification 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.49%Number of Apps15.40k+49%
49% of the apps from Japanese publishers use the Install Referrer permission.
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.40%Number of Apps12.46k+40%
40% of the apps from Japanese publishers use the Read External Storage permission.
android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE39%Number of Apps12.19k+39%
39% of the apps from Japanese publishers use the android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE permission.
android.permission.CAMERA allows an app to take pictures and videos with a device’s native camera.37%Number of Apps11.70k+37%
Furthermore, this permission gives the app the ability to use the camera at any time without additional confirmation. 37% of the apps from Japanese publishers use the Camera Access permission.
com.google.android.gms.permission.AD_ID37%Number of Apps11.46k+37%
37% of the apps from Japanese publishers use the com.google.android.gms.permission.AD_ID permission.
This chart provides a near real-time ranking of the 10 most common app permissions used by Japanese mobile Apps on Google 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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