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To:Android Developers From:Keith Wiley Subject:[android-developers] Re: Market device-filtering question Date:Sun, 18 Mar 2012 09:07:30 -0700 (PDT)
 

On Mar 18, 8:48am, Mark Murphy <mmur...@commonsware.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 11:27 AM, Keith Wiley <kbwi...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks for responding. Here's my permission list:
>
> > <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
> > <uses-permission
> > android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />
> > <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WAKE_LOCK" />
> > <uses-permission
> > android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
> > <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CALL_PHONE" />
>
> > Hmmm, your followup question concerns me. My manifest doesn't have
> > the uses-feature tag at all
>
> And therein lies your problem. Tablets are not phones, and CALL_PHONE
> implies android.hardware.telephony.
>
> > At the very least I would expect that leaving the filter
> > wide open (by specifying no required features) would make it maximally
> > visible.
>
> You did not read the page I linked to:
>
> http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/manifest/uses-feature-eleme...

Yes I did. Thank you. I simply missed the reference to cell-phones.
I don't think of my app as requiring cell-phone capability (it's a
spread sheet), so I tend to completely forget about it and not
consciously reference any cell-phone aspect of a webpage or discussion
since it's barely relevant to my app. The app only needs the
associated permission because it's possible to dial a phone number
directly from a spreadsheet in my app, but obviously, by no means does
that extra capability prevent the app from being useful on android
nonphone devices (and it's such a tiny inconsequential feature I
totally forget it's even in there).

I'll look into how to make that permission or feature "optional" so it
still appears in the market on nonphone devices.

Thanks.

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