Monday, August 12, 2013

ActiveNotifications 1.5


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Current Version: 1.5
Requires Android: 4.0 and up
Category: Personalization
v1.5 update:
v1.5:
- Fixes SMS notifications on the Galaxy S2/S3/S4 + HTC One
- Now shows the notifications screen again if a second/third/etc. notification arrives (I’m still working on the “breathing” feature!)
- Clock cut-off issue should be fixed
- Main notification icon is now displayed in double the size (white ring coming soon!)
- “Screen shuts off after custom timeout passed, even if I swiped up” should be fixed
- Persistent/ongoing notifications are now blocked by default for pre-4.3 devices, too
Overview:
ActiveNotifications allows you to receive important notifications when your screen is off. When you miss a call or receive a new email/SMS, the display will discreetly light up to let you know, without needing to unlock the device. Most phones only have a pulsing notification LED that doesn’t actually tell you anything about the incoming notification – with ActiveNotifications, you can immediately decide if something is important enough to act.
FEATURES:
* Notifications don’t light up when your phone is in your pocket, purse, or face down to avoid accidental unlocks
* Select which app-notifications you’d like to receive via ActiveNotifications
* “Sleep at night”: Don’t show notifications at night (Premium feature)
* “More privacy”: Hide additional notification details (e.g. SMS text, sender) (Premium feature)
* “Adjust screen brightness”: Select how bright the ActiveNotifications screen should be (Premium feature)
* Automatically switch off screen when dismissing notifications(Premium feature)
HOW-TO:
- Swipe up to see more details about the notification
- Swipe down to unlock the device (respects your unlock-security settings)
- Swipe left or right to dismiss the notification
FAQ:
- How can I make sure the app is working correctly?
Launch the app and follow the setup steps. Then, switch off your phone’s screen and send an email to yourself from your PC. After a few seconds, the notification screen should light up!
- The screen sometimes turns on to the lockscreen, even if my phone is in my pocket
Please go to your phone’s system settings –> “Security” –> “Device administrators” and tick the checkbox next to “ActiveNotifications”. This will *only* allow the app to lock your screen, nothing else!
- When I lock my screen, nothing happens!
The app isn’t a lockscreen replacement. It respects your security settings (PIN/Pattern lock) and only appears if you actually receive a new notification while the screen is turned off
- Will the app become available for Android 2.x, 3.x, 4.x?
The app is now compatible with Android >=4.1.2. If you’re running Android 4.3, it will make use of the new “NotificationListenerService”-feature introduced in Android 4.3. Support for Android 4.1.2 to 4.2 is experimental, at the moment, but please try it out and let me know how you get on!
KNOWN ISSUES:
- On the Samsung Galaxy S2 and S3, SMS notifications don’t work yet (because the screen is turned on by the device once you receive a new SMS, and ActiveNotifications only reacts to new notifications when the screen is off)
- If you’re using “None” or “Slide” as your system lock setting, the “custom timeout”-feature isn’t recommended, because it will turn your screen fully on after the timeout has passed. Please consider adjusting your system display timeout setting to the desired time as a temporary workaround
Please note: This is an experimental app. It has been confirmed to work on the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, 7, 10, and the Google Play edition of the S4 (all running stock Android 4.3 or CM10.2) so far. Please let me know if it does/doesn’t work for you! It should work on any phone with Android >=4.1.1 and doesn’t require “root”.
Feature graphic design by Robert Olejnik (http://goo.gl/LNXimn)
 

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