Glimpse Notifications

Glimpse Notifications

Nullgrad Apps

Productivity

VERSION/BUILD:
2.3.6.2
UPDATED:
4 July 2017
REQUIRES ANDROID:
5.0 and up
FILE SIZE:
1.48 M
Using Android 5.0+ lock screen notifications? Tired of having to press the power button to see them? Then this app is for you!


FINGERPRINT SENSORS AND SMARTLOCKS

Because of Android issue 79735, closing the screen also disables all SmartLocks and the Fingerprint-Reader. The app now offers a work around for this by emulating a black screen and manipulating the screen off timeout in the background. Note, however. that this may not work nicely on every device.


FEATURES

• Keeps using the default lockscreen
• Control how long the lockscreen is shown
• Double-tap to lock
• Choose which apps whose notifications should turn on the screen
• Multiple Quiet Times to prevent the screen from turning on at a bad time
• Supports Lollipop Priority Interruptions and Marshmallow Do Not Disturb (DND) modes
• Extensive pocket mode to prevent the screen from turning on in your pocket
• Double-tap to lock on the lockscreen
• Recurring notifications
• Motion detection notices when you picket up the phone to check a new notification
• Using modern Android APIs this app is as compliant and energy efficient as possible
• No ads
• Completely for free!


MEDIA REVIEWS

XDA: http://www.xda-developers.com/an-updated-look-at-glimpse-notifications/
Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.com/glimpse-automatically-turns-your-screen-on-to-see-your-1700901832
Caschys Blog (German): http://stadt-bremerhaven.de/app-tipp-glimpse-notifications/


RESOURCES

XDA Development Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/app-glimpse-notifications-t3090575
Nullgrad Apps on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NullgradApps/posts
FAQ: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1REF7GWDfjR8ll0ztzYLdKAHd7L3cv47MJJHGNtwbYjM/edit?usp=sharing


PERMISSIONS

WAKE_LOCK: required to turn on the screen. One wakelock is acquired and immediately released, so there is no hidden akku drainage.
• READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: to determine the duration of custom notification sounds.
• SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: to implement double-tap to lock and to notice user interactions when a customized lockscreen display time is chosen.
• Once installed, the app needs to be registered as a notification listener within Android. This is a requirement on Android if an app wants to react on notifications. Glimpse Notifications will not read or process your notifications your notifications. Only the originating app is compared against the white list to decide whether the screen should be turned on.
• If you want Glimpse Notifications to control the duration how long the lockscreen is shown, you will be asked to register it as a Device Administrator. Android requires this for apps that want to lock the device.


WHAT'S YOUR BUSINESS MODEL?

Well, honestly, there isn't really one. This is my first published Android app -- I wrote it to learn developing for the Android platform, and obviously because I was annoyed to fiddle with the power button too much.

Perhaps I add a way to donate in the future, but I don't intend to live on this app. So just go ahead and enjoy it!


NOTE ABOUT THE PERSISTENT NOTIFICATION ON SAMSUNG DEVICES

Please read the FAQ post to understand why this is necessary: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1REF7GWDfjR8ll0ztzYLdKAHd7L3cv47MJJHGNtwbYjM/#heading=h.4qeprx59ntit


Google Play Rating


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What's New
    2.3.6.2
    - enforce screen off more reliable and now default, doesn't need to write system settings anymore
    - work around for bug with LED notifications on Samsung devices
    - background notification less visible (won't show up on S7 Always On Display)
    - stop lay down to lock disturbing incoming calls
    - show 3rd party software licenses

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