We’ve built a keyboard with KAB as a means to build trust with the language community and from that, to build awareness for our other products. We assure them that this app is not spyware, and as proof we tout that it requires no special permissions. As installed on my phone from the APK, it shows no permissions given.
But now that it’s in the Google Play Store, this is what I see:
Would you ever trust a keyboard app from an unknown source that required all these permissions? Here’s the technical list of the 8 permissions:
I see that installing the app on an older version of Android tells the user during the install that the app will need access to photos/media/files.
This is a standalone app. Which of these permissions are genuinely needed? Is there a way I can remove the ones I don’t need? For example, does KAB generate the code and manifest and all that good stuff, and there’s a way to edit out those permissions and compile my bundle from there?