While the smart phone revolution has proven to be big business, one thing that has also been proven is that it is not only the phone themselves that matter. Yeah, you can have the best hardware and a powerful processor but if you do not have a bunch of apps on the system then your phone is not going to gain much traction. Apps are the main selling point in today’s modern smart phone environment. The phones who are able to access not only the best, but the most apps are the ones that do well. People are now used to looking at their phone as a mini computer and that is not going to change anytime soon.
The apps themselves come in many different varieties. Some of the apps are for business use while others are for artistic endeavors. Some apps are for music and some are for games. No matter what you are in the mood for, you will be able to find an app to match it in a well stocked app store. But you have to remember that there are certain rules when you are installing these new apps. You are given a set of permissions before you download the app. These permissions ask whether you want the phone to do certain things in regards to that app. It is up to you to read this and figure out if you are comfortable with the app performing these actions.
Recently some of the apps that are available in the iTunes apps store got in trouble because they allowed their application to download the customers entire address book on the phone. Some people considered this a major invasion of privacy and a small controversy brewed. But it turns out that this is an industry wide practice. While only one app was caught, there are a lot of developers who are doing this.
This is why you have to be careful when it comes to giving permissions on the phone. You have to know how much data is too much in this regards. Some app developers you might trust more than others and that is OK. It is your prerogative who you can trust.
The app store is full of wonderful apps. You just have to make sure that you read everything that is being shown to you before you install an app.