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6th April 2014, 06:44 AM   |  #1  
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Notify Me! v2 is a lockscreen notification rendering app
A better advanced version for devices running Android 4.3 or above is available from this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2804624
derived from the previous project NotifyMe! by TpmKranz.
The XDA thread by original author on previous version can be found here
This new version contains some bug fixes, improvements and new features as an addition on the original project.

Features present since version 1.9.1 of project
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Display notification popup on lockscreen
Turn on screen on notification.
Custom screen timeout after screen light up.
Interact with the popup via slider or button based interface.
For more details, please visit previous thread.
Features added new in v2
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Screen will not light up in pocket.
Screen will light up if taken out of pocket within 10 sec of notification arrival.
Proximity sensor check duration customization.
Double tap slider to expand/shrink notification (4.1+)
Lot of codes improved from loop based to event based. More battery friendly.
Haptic feedback on slider and improved rendering code.
Notifications open much faster and smoother with slider interface.
--More features planned for future updates.


Download from Play Store
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...bibek.notifyme



  • Main screen
  • App's settings
  • Add app screen
  • And an actual notification


The source code is also freely available under GPL license as original project https://github.com/anandbibek/notify_me
Due to my limited knowledge on github, I could not keep previous commits from TpmKranz's Eclipse based project while moving to gradle and Android Studio build structure. Hence I started a new repo with TpmKranz version as base.
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Changelog :
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v 2.1.2
Fix display light up problems
Improve proximity sensor recognition
Fix crashes on successive notification

v 2.1.1
Fix memory usage of over 60MB. Should be under 20MB now.
Disable aggressive and in call popup settings. Caused problems if turned on.
Filtered out permanent and ongoing notifications. Should be better with blacklist mode.
Disable icons in app chooser (temporary fix for crashes)

If you get too much notification popups, don't use blacklist mode. Or chose the culprit app, turn off "show popup" & "light up" options under its individual setting.

v 2.1.0
Improved settings page
Option to show all notifications. Individual apps can be configured for blacklisting by turning off all options or for specific preferences different from default config.

v 2.0.2
Fix crashing while notification popup.

v 2.0.1
Allow disabling proximity sensor check.


v 2.0.0 (build 200)

Screen will not light up in pocket.
Screen will light up if taken out of pocket within 10 sec of notification arrival.
Proximity sensor check duration customization.
Double tap slider to expand/shrink notification (4.1+)
Lot of codes improved from loop based to event based. More battery friendly.
Haptic feedback on slider and improved rendering code.
Notifications open much faster and smoother with slider interface.
--More features planned for future updates.
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In this post I'd like to thank the original author TpmKranz for his splendid work on creating such an awesome app that perfectly suited to my needs and I hope is equally true for others. Thanks to him for keeping the app open source in true community spirit. That is what makes it possible for people like me to contribute to it, and also gain valuable knowledge in the process.

I wanted to have some extra features and that is what compelled me to work on the app. While adding the proximity sensor features, I figured out improvements for some parts of the code like changing loops to event based triggers. This was entirely for my personal taste and usage, but I've decided to share my work hoping people will find it useful.
And as per rules and community spirit, the source is once again open for all.

In future updates, I plan to bring blacklist support, multiple notification handling and other improvements, while keeping the app simple and minimalist as it is now.

I'm not a pro in android app development but this is my only 2nd big endeavor after Shareboard. So it's all a great learning opportunity for me in advanced android coding.
I welcome all suggestions and feedback and also help with the code if you could.
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Hey looks great so far! I desperately have needed an app that gives me notifications on the lock screen and have been very disappointed with the options so far.
Here's a few suggestions, if you don't mind:
  • Turn off the screen when you dismiss a notification instead of having it go to the lock screen.
  • Perhaps some option to remove the notification from the status bar if you dismiss it from the app
  • Have not used it enough to see its impact on battery but that is the nail in the coffin for any lock screen app
  • Again, still starting to use it but I hope it will remove the popup if the notification disappears (synced notifications on hangouts)
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Originally Posted by ohhdavid

Hey looks great so far! I desperately have needed an app that gives me notifications on the lock screen and have been very disappointed with the options so far.
Here's a few suggestions, if you don't mind:

  • Turn off the screen when you dismiss a notification instead of having it go to the lock screen.
  • Perhaps some option to remove the notification from the status bar if you dismiss it from the app
  • Have not used it enough to see its impact on battery but that is the nail in the coffin for any lock screen app
  • Again, still starting to use it but I hope it will remove the popup if the notification disappears (synced notifications on hangouts)

First of all, thanks for your reply. You're the one and only till now.

About your suggestions, yes they are very useful and good suggestions indeed. I'll try to implement them one by one.

About battery usage, I myself have an OCD about my mobile's battery drain. As far as I've used it, there hasn't been any significant idle drain.

I've seen reports of huge battery drain in previous thread, but in this version, I've improved the code and removed all wait loops and made it event based.

Please let me know how you feel about it after some days of usage
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Hi, Thanks for updating / improving this app.
I am using this new version from past one week and so far didn't seen any battery drain, however I am facing an issue with screen light up.

The screen is not awaking / lights up for any notification even the mobile is not in pocket. Generally the screen light up will help me to know there is a new notification.. But in this case i am unable to notice it until I unlock the mobile.

The issue seems with proximity control, can you please provide an option to disable until it works properly.

Once again thanks.

PS: Did you posted regarding this new version in original thread?? Bz lot o them may don't know abt this new version.. It may be the reason for less traffic in thread.

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Originally Posted by _satish_

Hi, Thanks for updating / improving this app.
I am using this new version from past one week and so far didn't seen any battery drain, however I am facing an issue with screen light up.

The screen is not awaking / lights up for any notification even the mobile is not in pocket. Generally the screen light up will help me to know there is a new notification.. But in this case i am unable to notice it until I unlock the mobile.

The issue seems with proximity control, can you please provide an option to disable until it works properly.

Once again thanks.

PS: Did you posted regarding this new version in original thread?? Bz lot o them may don't know abt this new version.. It may be the reason for less traffic in thread.

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Thanks for the suggestion.
And I'll add the option to disable proximity sensor.
Just confirming, you have a Xperia P? And from when it is not working? Did it work with previous TpmKranz version?

EDIT: pushed an update with your requested feature. Let me know if it works for you
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How does it cope with multiple notifications on lock screen?

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