Android :: Which Permissions Has To Declare In A App To Get Data From Other?

Aug 4, 2010

I have a doubt

For using Phone contact we have to set permission in manifest file

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_CONTACTS" /> <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_CONTACTS" />

My doubt is where(in which file) it is written in Contact Application that you have to set these permissions. because i want to make a sample application and i want if anyone want to get data from my application, have to get some permission.

Please let me know that where we plan which permission has to get by other application to get data from a application.

Android :: Which Permissions has to declare in a app to get data from other?


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