Android Permissions


What is the absolute minimum permissions that you can ask for, for a static (no database) Android app.

The only thing the app needs is push notification... so what is the absolute minimum we can ask for?
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KRUNAL TAILORFreelance Mobile DeveloperCommented:
Hi oo7ml,

This is the require manifest file.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android=""
    android:versionName="1.0" >
    <!-- GCM requires Android SDK version 2.2 (API level 8) or above. -->
        android:targetSdkVersion="16" />
    <!-- GCM connects to Internet Services. -->
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
    <!-- GCM requires a Google account. -->
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS" />
    <!-- Keeps the processor from sleeping when a message is received. -->
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WAKE_LOCK" />
    <!-- Creates a custom permission so only this app can receive its messages. -->
        android:protectionLevel="signature" />
    <uses-permission android:name="com.androidhive.pushnotifications.permission.C2D_MESSAGE" />
    <!-- This app has permission to register and receive data message. -->
    <uses-permission android:name="" />
    <!-- Network State Permissions to detect Internet status -->
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />
    <!-- Permission to vibrate -->
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.VIBRATE" />
    <!-- Main activity. -->
        android:label="@string/app_name" >
        <!-- Register Activity -->
            android:label="@string/app_name" >
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
        <!-- Main Activity -->
            android:label="@string/app_name" >
            android:permission="" >
                <!-- Receives the actual messages. -->
                <action android:name="" />
                <!-- Receives the registration id. -->
                <action android:name="" />
                <category android:name="com.androidhive.pushnotifications" />
        <service android:name=".GCMIntentService" />

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This permission is depends on which notification services you are using. The above is the GCM(Google Cloud Messaging)  Push notification.

If you use PARSE SDk push notification then go for this reference:

Thanks & Regards,
Krunal T. Tailor

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oo7mlAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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