Is there a way to get the user's first name or entire name? I mean the user of the phone
does it require special manifest permissions?
What exactly do you mean? You may be able to access the name in certain ways:
- You can try to access their information stored in a Google account, requiring the
- You could, as Vinayak.B suggested, try to glean the info from the contacts, requiring the
READ_PHONE_STATEpermission, although I think this is a hit-or-miss option.
- There is also a
READ_PROFILEpermission, which I think is an interesting way to go, but I don't have any experience with that, so I can't tell you whether or not it's a fruitful venture.
I would try the
GET_ACCOUNTS option first, since they must have a Google account to download your app. It also seems a little less invasive to me
I really hope this answers your question, but if it doesn't, you really need to provide more information.