Android app of the week: HTC Dot View
The HTC Dot View app was introduced almost one year ago when the One M8 was announced. The app has a retro look when paired with the HTC Dot View case and adds a layer of personalization before you flip the case open thanks to over a dozen pre-installed wallpapers, holiday wallpapers, and custom wallpapers.
Besides the cool look, the HTC Dot View case and app add functionality too. You can make and answer calls, view notifications from third party apps, control music, and soon you’ll be able to play mini arcade games with it. HTC keeps adding new features to the HTC Dot View app and has brought it to several phones including the Windows Phone version of the M8.
I use the HTC Dot View app every now and then, but I’m not much of a case guy. I really love showing it off to my friends and family, because it has a Wow factor that no other phone manufacture has duplicated with a case.
I chose to write about the HTC Dot View app this week, because HTC announced a new case and updated features at Mobile World Congress last Sunday while introducing us to the HTC One M9. The Dot View case for the M9 will feature a clear back so you don’t hide the beautiful, award winning metal design. Expect to see an update of the HTC Dot View app that will bring some of the new features to your HTC One M8 case.
The HTC Dot View requests the following permissions from your phone:
|Identity:||-find accounts on the device|
|Contacts:||-read your contacts|
|Phone:||-directly call phone numbers|
|-modify phone state|
|-read call log|
|Device ID & call info:||-read phone status and identity|
|Other:||-modify secure system settings|
|-display unauthorized windows|
|-control displaying and hiding keyguard|
|-power device on and off|
|-run at the startup|
|-draw over other apps|
|-modify system settings|
|-read sync settings|
|-prevent device from sleeping|