When you install the MESH Tracks Android app, the app requests access to some of the resources on your device. We take privacy and security very seriously! We can assure you that we only require these permissions for app features.
When an Android app needs permissions it must ask the user to get permission for whole group – e.g. if we need to be able to save backups of recorded tracks to your phone memory the app must ask for storage permissions where one sub-permission is to access the memory. That doesn’t mean the app will use or somehow steal your media files. If you want to learn more about these you can find all the groups and details here: https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/security/permissions.html
Here is a list of permissions we ask you to allow and why we need them:
Our app is a GPS tracker so we need access to GPS location of your device.
PHONE , Sub: READ_PHONE_STATE
The first reason we need this permission is because your phone number and IMEI can be used as filters in the web app. Your phone number and IMEI are not stored by us, they are only used for filtering.
The second reason is that the app needs to know if you’re online – if internet connection is available.
CONTACTS, Sub: GET_ACCOUNTS
If the app is signed-in via a Google account you have on your device, we need to be able to use it and therefore we need this permission. We don’t access any of your personal contacts.
We need access to your storage to make backups on your device. No media files, photos or anything else are accessed on your device.