Protektoid release: improved user interface

Protektoid release: improved user interface

The releases of new features are often accompanied by a review of the User Interface, in our to pull the more infos as possible, the best as possible. Protektoid does not against that principle!

These updates have been introduce in version 2.1.2 and 2.1.3 so do not hesitate to upgrade to 2.1.3 as soon as possible and give us some feedbacks!

An optimized dashboard

An optimized dashboard

Your user score, the main indicator

In order to simplify the concept of quality indicators, Protektoid focuses first on your user score, that is what you configured and approved. It let you know better where you stand and how "safe" is your current setup.

Social and completion scores, decision helps

Obviously, we kept the other  two indicators, as helps for calls. These two scores are:

- the completion score: how many permissions have been configured, no matter how

- the social score: what the community thinks of your configuration

Improved recommendation display

We just talked about the community. And regarding this, we got a really interesting feedback: recommendations where not really visible. On first screen, you see the recommendation for each permissions. However, they are not really visible and every got confusing after clicking on "configure".

We changed that: we kept current list-display (feel free to give us your feedbacks about that) but now, the recommendations is also displayed in the actions dialog. Far better!

Improved recommendation display

Improved recommendation display

Display of system apps

Why an app is said Sytem app?

Nowadays, the concept of system app is ambiguous. Some will consider that system apps are all pre-installed apps or the ones saved for a  full system restore (the ApplicationInfo.FLAG_SYSTEM flag). We believe this is not the right approach: some Android apps may not be flagged as system app while third-party and pre-installed apps would be.

We choose a slightly more complex approach: app signature analysis. An app signed by Android (and validated by Protektoid) will be flagged as a system app.

How to display system apps?

How to display system apps?

By default, system apps are not displayed, neither by Android nor by other application available on the stores. We followed that "principle". However, you can permanently enable their display by going into Settings > Advanced settings and saying "yes" to "Configure system apps". Easy no?

Note that if you were to go into a permission page that contains system apps, you will be suggested to temporary display them.

How to detect system apps?

How to detect system apps?

This is pretty easy to know if an app is  a system one. Open an application page and a message will be displayed if that is the case, as illustrated in the screenshot.

 

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