Thank you very much, Greg!
I always wondered too. The most of the players have read phone state, it's true. But there are some gems like DicePlayer or MX Player who work well without this and other privacy related permissions, and resume playback after the call has ended.
And I'd take bets that VLC will work the same way, once it's out (or i'll have a new unlucky dev to bug. hehe)
Am yet still looking for a decent audio-player with flac codecs that is phone state free, though. :/
The read phone state and identity permission might have changed over time.. "phone _state_" somewhat implies what you suggested. However to combine such a basic function (a phone that is blocked by a playing app?) with my personal unique identifier and phone number can only be a google idea. lol.
Anyways, thanks a lot for changing, and this fantastic plugin. It works like a charm! can't wait for the new version!
Is it hosted on github or somewhere?
oh and i just noticed: the direct link on the website is missing again. And, read phone state is now gone, but now it says:
"retrieve running apps" instead.
(="Allows the app to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. Malicious apps may discover private information about other apps.")
Sorry to be so persistent. maybe i haven't noticed it before... but. what is this for?
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