There is no such thing called “privacy” nowadays. Many applications including some big titles were caught accessing the camera, storage, and a lot of other private spaces. Moreover, these rogue applications will ask for the permission of the camera, storage, contacts, and other private spaces on your phone even if they do not need those to run applications.
Most of these applications are now removed from the Play Store, but with Android, it is mostly a never-ending story. Although, the smartphone makers are trying to overcome the privacy issues, due to the limitations they either struck to release them or they release partial-working feature. Well, with Android 9, Google did a better job by adding a notification icon when the locations are being used or the microphone is being used.
But what if your smartphone is running Android 8 or lower versions? Well, that is where Access Dots come into the play. Access Dots is created by XDA Recognised developer Jagan2. The developer is very famous for his previous works. If you are not aware Jagan 2 also created apps like Energy Ring, Energy Bar, and Energy Notch.
With Access Dots, the implementation here is simple and the developer took inspiration from iOS 14. Just like with the iOS 14, the Access Dots application shows you a colored dot on the top right corner of the display indicating if any application is using the camera or microphone.
Furthermore, you will be provided with certain customization options like, for instance, you can change the position of the dots to where ever you want. Also, you can change the colors of the dots too. Interesting right?
According to XDA, this application is free to use and is expected to launch on the Play Store shortly. It is worth mentioning that the application will not access the camera or the microphone to run. You can get an idea about the implementation from the GIF above.
As far as the usage is concerned, you will need to enable the accessibility settings and that is all. The interface of the application gives you One UI feels. The application is not launched yet, but you can check this space out in the future.