The Pushwoosh plugin for Phonegap requires android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE.

I tracked it down to a change since version 3.4.6: https://github.com/Pushwoosh/pushwoosh-phonegap-3.0-plugin/commit/5d93d1c89589e47340dd6bcae420b6be3cede868

Can I safely disable this permission? I am not using (custom) notification sounds.

And also, does it really need full read/write access to the external storage? Seems like a bit much. I can imagine users becoming concerned about app permissions when they see this in the play store:

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asked 21 Jul '15, 15:29
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edited 28 Jul '15, 16:02

If you don't use custom sounds - feel free to disable it. It's safe.

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answered 28 Jul '15, 17:17
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Thanks. And even if I would use custom sounds, doesn't Android have a way to accomplish this without requiring full read/write access to the external storage? Doesn't every app has a personal read/write space for example?

(29 Jul '15, 07:41) marcotremani marcotremani's gravatar image
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