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Permission for Call

I add to my app (Show The Way) one new permission for call. This is just for advertisment. Ads library needs it for ads with phone number. My app or ads do not use it without user permission. Any of my codes don't use that permission. It is just for advertisment library.

I just release an new update without that permission. After two bad comment and one update experience with my friends phone, i realize this permission says to user :

"SERVICES THAT COST YOU MONEY DIRECTLY CALL PHONE NUMBERS Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. Malicious apps may cause unexpected calls on your phone bill. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers."

 Because of that information some users don't like my update an give bad comment for this premission.

It is just for adv library and my app does not have this permission with new update.

My apps only source of income is advertisment.

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  1. What ad library are you using? With CALL permission the developer can immediately cause the phone to make a call (which of course cost money).

    I am using DIAL intent instead of CALL intent. The DIAL intent open the phone application with a given phone number.

    BTW actionbarsherlock is the good choice. The new design of your app is great.

  2. I use inmobi and admob for ads and inmobi's new library needs it to enable the user to make calls from Ads. I realize that this is an optional permission. I remove it now.


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