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[Android] Speed View GPS Pro Was $1.21 Now Free @ Google Play

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Speed View GPS can track your speed,distance,time,location and also can get start time,time elapsed,avg speed,max speed,altitude…

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  • Ill give it a go thanks

  • Thanks! It looks alright so far.

  • I would be carefully. This is a data mining app. Insane number of permissions required. Look at how many other GPS they have released. All with fake reviews.

    Velociraptor is a much better open alternative. Developer is quiet active on Reddit
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pluscubed....

    • +14 votes

      Thanks for flagging this. Always worth checking. Here's the list of permissions this app needs:

      Version 1.3.77 can access:
      Device & app history
      read sensitive log data
      Location
      approximate location (network-based)
      precise location (GPS and network-based)
      access extra location provider commands
      Phone
      read phone status and identity
      Photos/Media/Files
      access USB storage filesystem
      read the contents of your USB storage
      modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
      Storage
      read the contents of your USB storage
      modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
      Camera
      take pictures and videos
      Wi-Fi connection information
      view Wi-Fi connections
      Device ID & call information
      read phone status and identity
      Other
      read Home settings and shortcuts
      write Home settings and shortcuts
      view network connections
      connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      full network access
      control vibration
      prevent device from sleeping
      modify system settings
      install shortcuts
      uninstall shortcuts
      Google Play license check
      read Google service configuration

      • Not much different to most android app default permissions ……

        Check on your Google account what Google track ….The price we pay for free apps is we sell our info.

        Android 6 allows you to turn some off after install but to get to that point you have already been tagged.

      • Its scary to think how many people download these apps without knowing that their private files can be accessed. Its a no from me dawg.

    • This is what I love about Ozbargainers, we are a frugal bunch, but also security savvy and curious.
      Thanks for the heads up. That's just way too many permissions for any app!

    • All free android apps do data mining ….It's how they make their money.

    • Thanks! Velociraptor supports Android Auto too. Going to try it over the long weekend

    • Thanks for the heads up.

    • +5 votes

      On top of all those suspicious permissions… bunch of 5 star reviews with no comments in first 2 days (probably fake), and offers nothing more than what other free apps do.
      No thanks

    • I skipped installing it when I saw the required permissions. Glad I'm not the only one to think that they want too much access

    • After you install Velociraptor and press "Android Auto Integration"… it says: "To use Auto integration, download Velociraptor AA from APKMirror." I looked on reddit but couldn't find any mention of what to do then. What do you do/where do you put the APK file after downloading it?

      NVM: You just click the file. For some reason it wouldn't work the first 27 times I pressed it.

  • I've always used digi HUD. You can minimise it to a small floating window and view it while in Google maps or others. I have the free version.

  • Everything this app does is already provided by others like Google maps or Waze for free. Why should someone pay for it?

    • Some how my google maps doesn't show speed. Is there a way to enable it?

      • I don't think it is there by default but as far I know, you have to have Speedometer alongside Google Maps but Waze shows it by default.

  • +4 votes

    Another great GPS/overlay/track recording app to check out is Ulysse Speedometer

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.binarytoys...

  • According to Waze my speedo is off by 5. No wonder people sit so close to my rear :P

  • I use Torque, can upload same data plus engine data to web. (needs OBD2 adaptor for engine data -rpm, etc.). App costs $5. Not sure if it does maps though.

  • Still valid