A Closer Look At The New Android M Permissions

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Google unveiled the developer preview of Android M last week, and among the new additions are some changes to permissions.

“Apps can trigger requests for permissions at runtime, in the right context, and users can choose whether to grant the permission,” explained Android product manager Jamal Eason. “Making permission requests right when they’re needed means users can get up and running in your app faster. Also, users have easy access to manage all their app permissions in settings. On M, as a developer, you should design your app to prompt for permissions in context and account for permissions that don’t get granted. As more devices upgrade to M, app permission behavior will be a critical development flow to test.”

For a closer look at permissions, Google had a session dedicated specifically to this topic at Google I/O, and has since made that video available for all to watch at their leisure.

Android developers should also check out these four videos from Google I/O.

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