Metrodroid requires some permissions to function correctly:
Used by the map viewer to show the start and end location(s) of a trip, if available.
By default, this uses tiles from StackPtr, but Metrodroid can be configured to use an arbitrary map tile server of your choice.
With your consent, it is used for challenge-response authentication to Leap cards, in order to read data from it. This requires sending some information from your Leap card to Transport for Ireland (TfI).
There is no freely readable data available from Leap cards – it is only accessible after authentication.
A snapshot of the data read from the card is saved on your device, and you can read this snapshot without contacting TfI servers again.
You can grant or revoke this at any time in Metrodroid’s settings, and it is disabled by default.
NFC: Required to read NFC cards.
Photos / Media / Files: Used to load and save scanned cards from/to a user-specified file. Only needed on Android 4.3 and earlier. Later versions of Android use the Storage Access Framework.
Metrodroid does not share card data with third parties without consent.
Metrodroid does not communicate with your card’s issuing agency without your consent. Metrodroid’s card parsers operate entirely offline.
Google Play may also collect other analytics, and forward crash logs to the developers. These crash logs can contain raw card data.
This statement only applies to Metrodroid distributed via the Google Play Store.
If in doubt, on Android 6.0 and later, you can selectively revoke permissions.
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