The 2016 U.S. presidential primaries are well under way and the candidates are a hot topic in the media, social media and in real life discussions. With all the buzz, I was curious to see how Android app developers are taking advantage of the candidate’s popularity and what permissions the apps request. So with this mission in mind, I started downloading and testing these apps.
Trump Apps – Permission Heavy
When I searched for “Trump” in Google’s Play Store, I wasn’t really too surprised to see a lot of silly apps. Mr. Trump has a certain reputation and it seems like app developers are taking advantage of his reputation.
Here are the top apps that appear when you search for “Trump” in the Play Store: