Paranoid Android has been developing some rather interesting features but, unfortunately, they're initially only available for users of the custom ROM. Thanks to the power of open source and the efforts of computer science student Zhe Lu, Peek Notifications, one such interesting feature, is now available for almost anyone running Android 4.4.
The Paranoid Android team announced that they would reinvent their custom ROM as well as how they incorporate new features and they have slowly been delivering on that promise. In the latest beta release, Paranoid Android is introducing Hover to replace the multitasking but somewhat obtrusive Halo notifications.
Dropbox has recently pushed out an update to its Mailbox app on Android that adds a little new feature. These three buttons on email notifications may seem quite insubstantial, but they can potentially ease a user's workflow by reducing the amount of taps required to take action on a new message.
If you’ve got an app that is bugging you, there is a quick and easy way to solve that. Android has a really simple way to silence individual apps, so you never have to be alerted again. It’s also easy to revert back, should you fix a spam email issue or end a conversation with someone who talks too much.
Pushbullet, the cross platform notification powerhouse, just got a lot better. The app/Chrome extension now has a channel on IFTT for all your notification needs. Pushbullet has also gone ahead and created few recipes to get you started, if you’re so inclined.
Smartphone notifications are a perennial problem, especially when you're busy doing something else, like walking or driving. The developer team of Paranoid Android believe they have one solution with their new Peek feature, which will allow users to quickly glance at those notifications without having to unlock their device or employ sometimes awkward systems like TTS (text-to-speech).
The Paranoid Android team has publicly announced their goal to change the way they create the custom ROM, but that never meant they will stop innovating on changes that make sense. Now the team is teasing its fance with a notification implementation codenamed "Peek" that it believes will revolutionize the way we interact with notifications.
Pushbullet, the popular push notification app, has pushed a pretty cool upgrade to their service. We’ll now see richer notifications in the Chrome or Firefox browsers, as well as real-time notification sync. For those who split their time evenly between mobile and the desktop, this is a really handy feature.
There is no shortage of available Twitter apps for Android users. Most seem to have their personal favorite, but regardless of how well an app runs, or how nice it looks, the lack of certain features will end up being a turn off for some. With that in mind, the folks at Plume have released the v5.4 update which brings a notable new feature.