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Why does Halfbrick require certain app permissions?

Halfbrick's games require a number of permissions on Android in order to function correctly and work seamlessly with trusted third-party services. A detailed breakdown of each permission and its associated benefits is provided below. For more information, please refer to Halfbrick's complete Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

PERMISSIONS BREAKDOWN

ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION:

  • This permission is used for the In-Store Missions feature of Beintoo. It allows players to receive free in-game rewards in exchange for visiting real-world locations or attractions.

ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE:

  • This permission is required to check network availability and connection type in games with online functionality.

BILLING:

  • This permission is required to make in-app purchases. You can disable in-app purchases in the settings menu of your device.

C2D_MESSAGE:

  • This is required to receive push messages. You can opt out of receiving push messages after installation.

GET_ACCOUNTS:

  • This permission is used for receiving push messages and using Google+ accounts to login via your Halfbrick Profile.

INTERNET:

  • This permission allows Halfbrick products to communicate with our servers and certain third party services as outlined in the Halfbrick Privacy Policy.

RECEIVE:

  • This is required to receive push messages. You can opt out of receiving push messages after installation.

WAKE_LOCK:

  • This permission stops devices from sleeping during load screens, cinematics, and while processing push messages.

WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE:

  • This permission is necessary when games exceed 50mb. It allows Halfbrick to support extension APK files on Google Play and create larger games. It also allows advertising partners to cache images and videos in order to prevent unnecessary load times and reduce data consumption.

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