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10th January 2012, 08:50 AM   |  #1  
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Finally, a Google Voice SMS popup solution...

Background:
First off, I definitely care about this more than 99% of ppl out there, and have been looking for a solution for over 2 years, and have posted on countless forums, emailed probably 50 developers, created my own ghetto tasker solutions.. etc

I use Google Voice for ALL of my calls and SMS (using Google Voice App and GV Callback for calls), and have since it was GrandCentral. Given that, it's driven me crazy that there's no SMS popup option to work with Google Voice... since they don't have an open API, mainly. All other SMS apps like GO SMS, Handcent, etc make you use the random Google Voice contact number and mess up my threads.

Today, I finally found an app that will work with Google Voice and display a popup for incoming SMS along with the message (screen on or off).

by developer, ProductiGeeky
Notifier Pro
is the paid version, but the
lite version
also works if you want to test it out with limited features.

The developer has also released variants of basically the same app with very slightly different features called:
iPhone Notifications and WP7 Notifications

There are lite versions available for both. NotifierPro seems to include all features of WP7, but the iPhone Notifications app has a better toast popup dialog-- which is not available in NotifierPro. However, it (iphone) doesn't have the robust features available in the NotifierPro version.

You can read the app descriptions for more details, but here are some screenshots to get an idea.
In the app description, there is no mention of Google Voice compatibility. I've contacted the developer, and think he should make a variant with google voice in mind.

BTW, you can add notifications for virtually any app (like Gmail, messaging, email, GTalk, etc) with tons of other features. The major downside is, you can only use your default notification tone, despite the fact you can customize the vibration. In the screenshots, I'm using NotifierPro with the various themes that come with the app.

Some NotifierPro features include:
• allowing you to move the location of the popup
• adjust screen off > screen on popup settings
• set if you want it to appear as a banner or notification
• choose themes
• set sleep schedules
• set repeat notification reminders, etc, etc.

Screenshots of NotifierPro app (I'm using the paid Plus version, but free also works):





iPhone Notifications version I mentioned


NOTE: If you're going to try this for Google Voice, it's best to turn off the audible notification in the google voice app (under Sync & Notifications) to prevent the double tone.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I do. It's got plenty of room for improvement, but it's an absolute step in the right direction.
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10th January 2012, 04:34 PM   |  #2  
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EDIT: nothing to see here.

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Does anybody know how he modified the carrier text at the bottom of the lockscreen?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Authentik

Does anybody know how he modified the carrier text at the bottom of the lockscreen?

Lol, ya.. I did that. It's a baked in feature of Roman's AOKP ROM -- info thread is in the NS4G Dev section
10th January 2012, 05:51 PM   |  #5  
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Thanks for pointing this out!
I guess the themes only apply to NP?

EDIT:
Here's the one that's solely for GV: https://market.android.com/details?i...ificationslite
Mine doesn't seem to be working :(
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Been looking for better google voice support for a long time now.

This thread is a bit confusing though. If I want google voice popups, I just use https://market.android.com/details?i...ificationslite

Not the notifier pro app, right?

I'll try this now. I'd still love a more full blown Google Voice support, something like Go SMS that worked with GV, but maybe this is a start.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lexluthor

I'd still love a more full blown Google Voice support, something like Go SMS that worked with GV, but maybe this is a start.

+1 on that.

The Google Voice app didn't actually work when I tried it... However, NotifierPro (original post) and PopupNotifier (also from the same dev - https://market.android.com/details?i...ificationslite) both worked. It seems like there's an overlap in functionality but all of these apps are just slightly different.
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Ya, its all the same dev- if you have feature ideas, I think he is watching this thread. He's been pretty quick and responsive

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tried google voice notification as well as notifier, but both didnt work for me.

Both apps basically dont even give me any notifications at all for anything, such as missed calls, text, etc. I did already checked the accessibility thingy. Any idea why? I am on CM7, HTC sensation
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Quote:
Originally Posted by c19932

tried google voice notification as well as notifier, but both didnt work for me.

Both apps basically dont even give me any notifications at all for anything, such as missed calls, text, etc. I did already checked the accessibility thingy. Any idea why? I am on CM7, HTC sensation

Interesting. I wonder if this only works on ICS .. (for google voice).
May be obvious, but have you tried rebooting?
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