The following shows the top 10 most common app permissions used by Singaporean mobile Apps on Google Play.
What Are the Most Common App Permissions Used by Singaporean Mobile Apps?
android.permission.INTERNET makes it possible for app publishers to create network sockets and use custom network protocols within their apps.100%Number of Apps9.49k+100%
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. 100% of the apps from Singaporean 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.100%Number of Apps8.96k+100%
This information includes such things as which networks exist and which already have connections. 100% of the apps from Singaporean 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.100%Number of Apps7.88k+100%
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. 100% of the apps from Singaporean publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation 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.92%Number of Apps5.88k+92%
92% of the apps from Singaporean publishers use the Install Referrer 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.84%Number of Apps5.38k+84%
84% of the apps from Singaporean 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.83%Number of Apps5.29k+83%
It should be noted however, that using this service will incur data usage, and malicious apps could cause excess data usage. 83% of the apps from Singaporean publishers use the Push Notification permission.
Wifi Information Access
App publishers can leverage android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE to enable their app to view information about Wi-Fi networking.77%Number of Apps4.94k+77%
This includes whether Wi-Fi is enabled and the names of the connected Wi-Fi devices. 77% of the apps from Singaporean publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission.
android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE76%Number of Apps4.85k+76%
76% of the apps from Singaporean publishers use the android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE 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.74%Number of Apps4.72k+74%
74% of the apps from Singaporean publishers use the Vibration 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.73%Number of Apps4.66k+73%
73% of the apps from Singaporean publishers use the Read External Storage permission.
This chart provides a near real-time ranking of the 10 most common app permissions used by Singaporean mobile Apps on Google Play.
Currently, Internet Access is the most common, followed by Network Information Access, Phone Sleep Mode Preventation, Install Referrer, and Write External Storage.
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