FamilyTime – child app permissions on android

What are Android permissions and why FamilyTime – Child App needs them?

At FamilyTime, we strive to make FamilyTime an easy to use app. In order to run properly and let parents monitor and manage their child’s phone usage and location, FamilyTime- Child App collects certain data and information from the child’s mobile devices to make it accessible to parents’ Dashboard. Here are the permissions FamilyTime – Child App will ask before installing on Android devices.

Location History

FamilyTime needs to periodically store your location in your account for use by FamilyTime.
There are 2 types of location information that will be logged by FamilyTime – approximate location (network-based) and precise location (GPS and network-based). Location history will be turned on for the child’s device. FamilyTime will access child device’s information even when it’s not in use. FamilyTime will turn on the location sharing option on the device even if it’s turned off manually.

Call logs and Contacts

FamilyTime will sync with the call history on your child’s device and contacts saved in the device. 
FamilyTime will pull all contacts and phone call history when you sign into the app the first time. If some contact is deleted from the FamilyTime app residing in this phone, it will not get deleted from our servers. Any contact added or subsequent calls will be uploaded to the server after every 20 minutes to our servers. Every new call or contact will get logged if it’s not deleted within 5 minutes of being added.

Web bookmarks and History

FamilyTime will log your Internet bookmarks & browser history from child’s device.
Internet history & bookmarks will only be logged from the device’s native browser – the browser that comes pre-installed on the device. Any other browser that is installed from the app store will not be logged. Any Internet browsing will be logged if it’s not deleted within 5 minutes of being browsing and shall be permanently stored on our online servers.

USB Storage

FamilyTime will use some of the internal memory on the child’s device to perform its functions properly.
Although all data’s saved on the cloud, it still takes up some space on the device’s internal memory. FamilyTime does not cause a dent on the device’s memory, however.

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Run at Startup

Every time the phone starts up, FamilyTime will start running automatically. It’ll start logging the accessed activity. FamilyTime will access information from the child’s device even when it’s not in use.

Prevent Device from Sleeping

FamilyTime will prevent this device from sleeping. Even if the phone is idle and in sleep mode, FamilyTime will keep running in the background.
FamilyTime will upload all accessed activity from this device to our servers after every 20 minutes. This 20-minute gap ensures that the application does not drain battery significantly. It checks for any new accessible activity after every 5 minutes but uploads it only after 20 minutes.