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vishal_android freak

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Dec 30, 2012
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PLUS BEAT
An Alternative to Notification LED on OnePlus 6T

One Plus 6T is a beast but it lacks a notification LED. It's a tedious process to pick your phone up just to check if you have unread notifications. Plus Beat makes use of Ambient Display and generates pulses after regular time intervals. The time interval can be set by the user. The ambient display lits up if there is an unread notification. :D

Tested on: OnePlus 6/6T/5/5T/3/3T. Not tested on other phones but should work with any phone supporting Ambient Display and wake screen for new notifications. However, only OnePlus 6T is officially supported as that's the device I own :)


Features:
  • Set time interval for notification loop on ambient display
  • Per app configurable notifications - Choose apps to display notifications.
  • Hide or Show Notification content on per app basis - Show or hide notification content on per app basis/
  • Stealth Mode - Hide all the content and show notification in the form of the app icon.
  • DND Profiles - Add Do Not Disturb timings to pause Plus Beat.
  • Custom colors for notification icons.

Work in Progress Features:
  • Time interval for notification content display.
  • Time after which the app should stop showing notifications.
  • You tell me more

Download:
Plus Beat for OnePlus



Show the app some love by rating it 5 stars on the Play Store :) The app is always going to be free but you can help me buy a beer by donating few bucks

PayPal
UPI - [email protected]
Google Pay - [email protected]


Please post feature requests, bugs, etc. and help me improve the app. Before posting bugs, please make sure:
  • Make sure 'Wake screen when you receive notifications' is enabled under Settings > Display > Ambient Display.
  • Make sure 'Plus Beat' is removed from Battery Optimizations. This is important for the app to function properly. Otherwise, the app might malfunction on reboot. OnePlus has strict policies on app start on boot. If it shows already 'Not optimizing', select optimize and reselect don't optimize. Restart the device and check if it's working. If the app doesn't work, please repeat this process.
Credits for testing:
@freakzapster
 

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vishal_android freak

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21/12/18

*Version 3.8
- Added Battery Percentage pulses. Your wish is my command :D
- Added pocket mode detection to pause plus beat in your pocket. Yes, I take community feedback seriously ;)
- Added Quick tile to enable/disable Plus Beat from Quick settings in the status bar.
- Fixed back arrow press in DND Profiles screen.
- Fixed DND profiles activation on device reboot.
- Fixed uninstalled packages seen in the package list.
- Fixed crashes.

14/12/18

*Version 3.2

- Fixed DND Profiles.


13/12/18

*Version 3.1

1. Do Not Disturb Profiles are here :)
- Add profiles for different times where you want Plus Beat to go silent.

2. Removed 'Got To Settings' option for Battery Optimization.
- This feature was malfunctioning, hence, you have to manually go to Settings > Battery > Battery Optimizations and remove Plus Beat.

3. 12hr/24hr formats for clock
- Added 12hr/24hr format for clock pulses.

4. Fixed blurred stealth mode icons.
- Reduced size to remove blur.

5. Bugs and crash fixes.



07/12/18

*Version 2.6
- Added clock pulses feature.
- Fixed crahses in package list and color picker.

Thanks for pointing out bugs and helping with suggestions. This community is amazing!



06/12/2018

*Version 2.2
- Changed custom color picker layout to support hex code and transparency.

*Version 2.1
- Fixed crash on few devices where package names were cached and apps weren't found.
 
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bladestonez

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Just downloaded hopefully this one can become the go to app for notifications that we need. Thank you.

Edit:eek:ne minor complaint and one suggestion off the get go

Complaint: minimum of 10 second pulse, personally I like the pulses around 3 seconds so I can see with a glance especially at work if I have a notification

Suggestion: implementation of per contact color of notifications, or at least give certain contacts a special color
 
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Soujyu51

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Hello,

Great work !
best notification app for oneplus this one is a lifesaver to me :D

(in future improvement) would it be possible to have multiple notifications on the screen ? or select the number to display ?
 

vishal_android freak

Inactive Recognized Developer / Contributor
Dec 30, 2012
1,898
5,638
Mumbai
Just downloaded hopefully this one can become the go to app for notifications that we need. Thank you.

Edit:eek:ne minor complaint and one suggestion off the get go

Complaint: minimum of 10 second pulse, personally I like the pulses around 3 seconds so I can see with a glance especially at work if I have a notification

Suggestion: implementation of per contact color of notifications, or at least give certain contacts a special color

This would be very specific as not all apps show notifications which have contacts in them like WhatsApp, Messenger, etc. Nice suggestion though. I'll think something on similar lines :)
 

vishal_android freak

Inactive Recognized Developer / Contributor
Dec 30, 2012
1,898
5,638
Mumbai
Hello,

Great work !
best notification app for oneplus this one is a lifesaver to me :D

(in future improvement) would it be possible to have multiple notifications on the screen ? or select the number to display ?
Multiple notifications aren't possible because of the way Ambient Display works. It will always show the latest notification. The work on the app was actually started with this idea of multiple notifications but the Ambient Display itself doesn't support it :)
 

bladestonez

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This would be very specific as not all apps show notifications which have contacts in them like WhatsApp, Messenger, etc. Nice suggestion though. I'll think something on similar lines :)
Oh that makes sense and no biggie was just an idea, faster pulse options would definitely be a good touch though. Also found something else that would be nice, a hex code box on the color chooser would be nice for those of us who want the color just right.
 

felek73

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Oh that makes sense and no biggie was just an idea, faster pulse options would definitely be a good touch though. Also found something else that would be nice, a hex code box on the color chooser would be nice for those of us who want the color just right.
I think something like ""quite hours" would be nice. When you goes to bed and put your device next to it, is no fun to have phone which flashes screen every 10 sec :)
 

d412k5t412

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Dec 22, 2008
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Works great! Thanks for this.

A few requests:
  • Add option to change color of icon
  • Add option to change the scale of icon
  • Add option to move icon
 

vishal_android freak

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Dec 30, 2012
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Mumbai
Great app. Just tried it. The color selections seem to be off though. I tried setting some of the apps to different colors and this is what happens blue = purple, orange = yellow
It's not off actually. When notifications are rendered, the icons are small and colors go a bit on the lighter shade. Adding an update to set color as hex directly :)
 

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    2gxe1yd.jpg

    PLUS BEAT
    An Alternative to Notification LED on OnePlus 6T

    One Plus 6T is a beast but it lacks a notification LED. It's a tedious process to pick your phone up just to check if you have unread notifications. Plus Beat makes use of Ambient Display and generates pulses after regular time intervals. The time interval can be set by the user. The ambient display lits up if there is an unread notification. :D

    Tested on: OnePlus 6/6T/5/5T/3/3T. Not tested on other phones but should work with any phone supporting Ambient Display and wake screen for new notifications. However, only OnePlus 6T is officially supported as that's the device I own :)


    Features:
    • Set time interval for notification loop on ambient display
    • Per app configurable notifications - Choose apps to display notifications.
    • Hide or Show Notification content on per app basis - Show or hide notification content on per app basis/
    • Stealth Mode - Hide all the content and show notification in the form of the app icon.
    • DND Profiles - Add Do Not Disturb timings to pause Plus Beat.
    • Custom colors for notification icons.

    Work in Progress Features:
    • Time interval for notification content display.
    • Time after which the app should stop showing notifications.
    • You tell me more

    Download:
    Plus Beat for OnePlus



    Show the app some love by rating it 5 stars on the Play Store :) The app is always going to be free but you can help me buy a beer by donating few bucks

    PayPal
    UPI - [email protected]
    Google Pay - [email protected]


    Please post feature requests, bugs, etc. and help me improve the app. Before posting bugs, please make sure:
    • Make sure 'Wake screen when you receive notifications' is enabled under Settings > Display > Ambient Display.
    • Make sure 'Plus Beat' is removed from Battery Optimizations. This is important for the app to function properly. Otherwise, the app might malfunction on reboot. OnePlus has strict policies on app start on boot. If it shows already 'Not optimizing', select optimize and reselect don't optimize. Restart the device and check if it's working. If the app doesn't work, please repeat this process.
    Credits for testing:
    @freakzapster
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    For people who feel the app is abandoned:

    I am here and listening to all the conversations. As mentioned previously, I do this in my free time and currently I am super packed.

    I apologize for not being active lately but trust me, the update is coming very soon. Your patience is appreciated :)

    Thanks for all the support!
    23
    Version 3.8 is out

    - Added Battery Percentage pulses. Your wish is my command
    - Added pocket mode detection to pause plus beat in your pocket. Yes, I take community feedback seriously
    - Added Quick tile to enable/disable Plus Beat from Quick settings in the status bar.
    - Fixed back arrow press in DND Profiles screen.
    - Fixed DND profiles activation on device reboot.
    - Fixed uninstalled packages seen in the package list.
    - Fixed crashes.

    The app will stay free and ad-free. But you can always support me by rating the app on the play store and donating whatever you feel on

    PayPal
    UPI - [email protected]
    Google Pay - [email protected]

    Cheers! :)
    15
    Version 3.1 is out. Please check post #2 for changelogs. Let me know if you face any issues and we'll fix it together. Thank you for the support as always.

    The app will stay free and ad-free. But you can always support me by rating the app on the play store and donating whatever you feel on

    PayPal
    UPI - [email protected]
    Google Pay - [email protected]

    Cheers! :)
    15
    Update of Plus Beat coming in the next couple of days. Thanks for all the love and feedback!

    :)