Permissions

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The AIR 2.6 release includes the permission options outlined below, which can be selected within the new Flex Mobile project interface of Flash Builder 4.5. This is shown in Figure 3-1. Figure 3-2 shows the warning the user will see when installing an application with permission requests. The permissions are:

INTERNET
Allows applications to open sockets and embed HTML content.
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
Allows an application to write to external storage.
READ_PHONE_STATE
Allows the AIR Runtime to mute audio from application, in case of incoming call.
ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
Allows an application to access GPS location.
DISABLE_KEYGUARD, WAKE_LOCK
Allows applications to access screen dimming provision.
CAMERA
Allows applications to access device camera.
RECORD_AUDIO
Allows applications to access device microphone.
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE, ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
Allows applications to access information about network interfaces associated with
the device.

Permission selections

Installer permission warnings

These permissions are also editable within the application’s XML configuration file.

Here is a sample of what that looks like:

<android>
<manifestAdditions><![CDATA[
<manifest installLocation=”auto”>
<!–See the Adobe AIR documentation for more information about setting
Google Android permissions–>
<!–Removing the permission android.permission.INTERNET will have the
side effect of preventing you from debugging your application
on your device–>
<uses-permission name=”android.permission.INTERNET”/>
<!–<uses-permission name=”android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE”/>–>
<!–<uses-permission name=”android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE”/>–>
<!–<uses-permission name=”android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION”/>–>
<!–The DISABLE_KEYGUARD and WAKE_LOCK permissions should be toggled
together in order to access AIR’s SystemIdleMode APIs–>
<!–<uses-permission name=”android.permission.DISABLE_KEYGUARD”/>–>
<!–<uses-permission name=”android.permission.WAKE_LOCK”/>–>
<!–<uses-permission name=”android.permission.CAMERA”/>–>
<!–<uses-permission name=”android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO”/>–>
<!–The ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE and ACCESS_WIFI_STATE permissions should be
toggled together in order to use AIR’s NetworkInfo APIs–>
<!–<uses-permission name=”android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE”/>–>
<!–<uses-permission name=”android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE”/>–>
</manifest>
]]></manifestAdditions>
</android>