Originally Posted by kuronosan
Any plans on updating it for KitKat compatibility?
This is discussed elsewhere too, a summary in this thread.
SwipeStatusBar (the version in Play included) works fine. Most KitKat ROMs do not need it though, due to the Immersive mode in KitKat.
Umeox Smartwatches has a need for a statusbar pulldown, as the StatusBar is hidden in all apps except for the stock launcher. The way this is done is some custom change to the AOSP, I have not seen it in the code drop that exists (may be Mediatek generic). Other apps fail but the "Alternative Mode" can pull the statusbar in 4.2 ROMs.
For KitKat, SwipeStatusBar works in itself, not Alternative Mode. Increase the vibration to feel when the app tries to pull down the status bar. However, the Umeox modification is quicker to revert the pulldown in KitKat, so pulldown normally fails.
I have been doing some work with the code and tried to tweak it. (This also involves build changes, like building with Android Studio etc). However, this app is not able to trick the Umeox changes.
I have added App Shortcuts that can pull the status bar in Alternative Mode though, if anyone is interested. (The handling is not working for normal mode yet.)
If someone is interested, I could make a build available.
The original problem with the statusbar can be addressed with XPosed module GravityBox in KitKat (GravityBox did not work in 4.2), so there is another workaround.
The Swipe code has helped me to understand the original problem. Thanks to @Thomas.
for supplying it.