iOS is a bit more consumer friendly in that every component the app wishes to access, the 

user is prompted for permission. This is very granular and the user has control of what they do 

and do not wish the app to have access to.


Android will essentially ask for all possibly required permissions at once upon app installation.

The user can accept or decline but it's an all or nothing decision.


Breakdown of access: 

 

Location Services

Gets the geo location information of the device at certain times

 

Notification Services

Allows users to get push notifications when important events occur which the user should be 

notified of.

 

Camera Access

Camera access is used for QR Code scanning in myINTERACT

Not required by the nextINTERACT application.

 

Photo Access

Currently not used for nextINTERACT and myINTERACT apps on iOS.


On Android the camera/photo access is a shared/standard permission.

 

Calendar Access

Required when  the user wishes to add an event to their calendar, e.g. via an event or a calendar asset

 

Contacts/Address Book Access

Currently not used on iOS, but on Android it's shared/standard permission.


Wi-Fi Connection Details 

Requested by Android to determine a user's current connectivity status. Wi-Fi or 3G


No such permissions on iOS devices


Microphone Access 

Currently not used in nextINTERACT and myINTERACT apps


Facebook Access 

Not used in nextINTERACT

For myINTERACT the user has the option to register for an account and sign in with their Facebook account.


The permissions asked for are the minimum required to obtain the user's name (First name

and Last name) and their email address, all of which are used to pre-populate the registration UI to

make signing up easier and faster.


The app does not ask for the permissions to post to a user's Facebook wall.


LinkedIn Access

Not used in nextINTERACT

For myINTERACT the user has the option to register for an account and sign in with their LinkedIn account.


The permissions asked for are the minimum required to obtain the user's name (First name

and Last name) and their email address, all of which are used to pre-populate the registration UI to

make signing up easier and faster.


The app does not ask for permission to post to a user's LinkedIn wall.