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Privacy Friendly Torchlight

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Privacy Friendly Torchlight is a very simple application to use the phones flash light and belongs to the group of Privacy Friendly Apps developed by Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.

This app is optimized regarding the user's privacy. It doesn't use any tracking mechanisms, neither it displays any advertisement. It only uses one permission: Camera in order to use the phone's camera flashlight.


Privacy Friendly Torchlight belongs to the group of Privacy Friendly Apps and has been developed to provide a privacy friendly torchlight application.


Further development requires Android Studio, we recommend to use at least version 2.1.3.

API Reference

  • Mininum SDK: 16
  • Target SDK: 25


Privacy Friendly Torchlight is licensed under the GPLv3.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

The icons used in the nagivation drawer are licensed under the CC BY 2.5. In addition to them the app uses icons from Google Design Material Icons licensed under Apache License Version 2.0. All other images (the logo of Privacy Friendly Apps, the SECUSO logo, the app logos and splash icon) copyright Technische Universtität Darmstadt (2016).


App-Icons: Markus Hau

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