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[APP][4.2] NiLS - Lock Screen Notifications Widget (v1.0.8 / v1.0.9alpha)

15th January 2013, 07:23 AM   |  #1  
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Hi everyone,
NiLS is a very useful widget that displays notifications on lockscreen using Android 4.2 lock screen widget mechanism.
The app has been reported to work well with WidgetLocker on Android 4.0.4 (see notes below)

App Features:
1. Handles all dismissable notifications including but not limited to missed calls, SMS, Facebook, Gmail, etc. (the app runs as accessibility service and receives all notifications) - there are issues with some apps, see notes below
2. Allow launching the app from the notifications list.
3. Combines multiple similar notifications into one notification with counter.
4. Turns on the screen when a new notification arrives. (Optional)
5. Display small/big clock with time and date desc above the notifications list.
6. Allow showing full original notification content as it appears on notifications bar.
7. Clear notifications list when device is unlocked (optional)
8. Experimental - clear all notifications when clear button is clicked on android notifications bar. (optional)
9. Allow blacklisting specific apps so they won't display notifications on the widget.

Installation:
1. Download and install the app from the link below.
2. Goto android settings - accessibility
3. Touch on NiLS and then turn it on.
4. Approve the android warning. (this is standard android warning for every accessibility service, this app DOES NOT collect any information)
5. Lock the screen and add Notifications Widget to the lock screen.

Important: If your Android version is less than 4.2 you'll HAVE TO use WidgetLocker app (paid app on Google Play) to show the widget on the lockscreen, and it still have some issues - see notes below.

Download from Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...icationswidget

Unstable dev release:
http://notifications-widget.googleco...ionsWidget.apk

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Known issues:
- On some cases after enabling the service the web browser starts talking to you. If this happens disable Talkback service as described here

Samsung S4 Users - this is the workaround for silencing the talk back:
It's a dirty hack, but it works.
1. Install 3rd party TTS Engine, like "Classic Text-to-Speech", but DO NOT install any language pack after installing the app.
2. Go to Android Settings -> Device Settings -> Language and input -> Text to speech output.
3. Choose the new installed engine as your default text-to-speech engine. make sure it has no language installed by clicking on "Listen to an exapmle" and hear nothing.
That's it - your device will stop speaking to you.
Unfortunately this will silent Google Navigation and any app using TTS too...
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15th January 2013, 07:31 AM   |  #2  
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Don't have 4.2 yet but that looks really cool. Wish I could try it

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15th January 2013, 08:05 AM   |  #3  
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Working like a charm though it's a pity that the notification does not get away once it's read

Anyways, awesome job, I know there's a lot of people who has been waiting to something like this
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15th January 2013, 08:06 AM   |  #4  
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try to make the UI more holo-like.. to blend in.

add a little blue/grey. but not too much background transparency.
15th January 2013, 08:58 AM   |  #5  
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Thanks for the feedback:
1. Notifications clear - I'm planning to implement full notifications clear when screen is unlocked, any thoughts on this?
2. Holo look - I'll raise opacity to 75% (currently it's 50%), I think this will make the gray and blue colors more noticeable.
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Love it so much!
I hope it has a option that do not turn on the screen when a new notification arrives.
Thanks!
15th January 2013, 09:27 AM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by 093236

Love it so much!
I hope it has a option that do not turn on the screen when a new notification arrives.
Thanks!

Will have on final release.

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Originally Posted by Roymam

Will have on final release.

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Good!
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cool app, will wait for final version!
15th January 2013, 10:16 AM   |  #10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Roymam

Thanks for the feedback:
1. Notifications clear - I'm planning to implement full notifications clear when screen is unlocked, any thoughts on this?
2. Holo look - I'll raise opacity to 75% (currently it's 50%), I think this will make the gray and blue colors more noticeable.

how about creating an option to let the users decide the background opacity?
default is the original JB grey..

edit: can you also implement -> slide to remove (individual remove per app notifications)?

also i noticed your permissions are "prevent phone from sleeping"
why is it that way? means our phone wont go into deep sleep right? :S
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