Tic Tac Toe Free

Review skipped due to unreasonable permission requests.

Reasonable permission requests:

  • Photos/Media/Files.
  • Wi-Fi connection information.

Unreasonable permission requests:

  • Device ID & call information.

Refusing to install an app because of unneccessary permissions may seem harsh, but is something I think more people should do.

Sadly however, in this case the app is probably not doing anything wrong, but is merely old. It supports Android all the way down to 1.5. In Android 1.5 all apps automatically had access to device ID and call information, therefore all such apps have to require that permission when installed on newer versions of Android, even if they don’t access any of it.

The solution is to release a new version of the app targeting 1.6 and above, which would not need those permissions (the 1.5 version could be left as is and would still be available). But… the app was last updated in June 2013 so that seems unlikely.


Tic Tac Toe

A straightforward version of standard tic-tac-toe. Play against another local person, or the AI with four difficulty levels. Tracks statistics and has sound effects.

A very simple version of Tic-tac-toe by Wintrino. You can play two player against another human, or against the AI with one of four difficulty levels. There are no gameplay options available, but there are a few settings to make the game a little nicer to play (turn off welcome screen and turn off “quit game” warnings).

There is a single persistent banner ad, and an interstitial video ad every few games.

Good things

  • Quick to load.
  • Quick AI.
  • Pretty detailed statistics (albeit with typo - “Tota” instead of “Total”).
  • Real privacy policy.

Bad things

  • No animation.
  • No game options.

Game features missing from Tic-tac-toe Collection

  • Sounds effects.
  • Clear stats.

App features missing from Tic-tac-toe Collection

  • Share app with friends.
  • Rate on Google Play.