Here at Mobage we value you as a player, and equally value your privacy. This is why we provide a plain English explanation of each permission our apps require. Keep reading for a complete breakdown of why each permission is required, and exactly how is it used.
SEND SMS MESSAGES/RECEIVE SMS
This permission will allow you to invite friends via SMS messages in the future, but is not currently available or used. Mobage will never send SMS messages without your explicit acknowledgement, and only when you initiate the request.
FINE (GPS) LOCATION/COARSE (NETWORK-BASED) LOCATION
Some Mobage-powered games like VIP Life use GPS as part of gameplay. When needed, access to GPS is explicitly messaged. While all Mobage-powered games request this permission upon installation, only particular games use it.
FULL INTERNET ACCESS
All Mobage-powered games require access to a data or WiFi network. Many games store progress online, all use the Internet-enabled social features of Mobage, and all games require access to our servers to download new content.
READ CONTACT DATA
When registering the very first time for Mobage, we pre-populate your default e-mail address. You are able to change this e-mail address, and Mobage never will send you unwanted e-mails. Additionally, this permission enables you to be able to choose to search your contacts for friends already playing on Mobage.
READ PHONE STATE AND IDENTITY
Mobage uses this permission to document unique information about your device for support and analytics purposes.
MODIFY/DELETE USB STORAGE CONTENTS MODIFY/DELETE SD CARD CONTENTS
This is required so Mobage can save and read game data on your device.
PREVENT DEVICE FROM SLEEPING
During over-the-air updates, this permissions allows us to fully download new data without the device putting itself to sleep and interrupting the process.
RETRIEVE RUNNING APPLICATIONS
Used to launch other Mobage-powered games from within another game, when requested.
CHANGE NETWORK CONNECTIVITY/CHANGE WI-FI STATE/VIEW WI-FI STATE/VIEW NETWORK STATE
Used to determine how you’re currently connected to the Internet, and encourage you to use a stronger connection when necessary.