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HarshBoy99

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Jun 28, 2018
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So I was annoyed not having an LED notification light on oneplus 6t so I tried to make one of my own;).
As OP6T has amoled display whenever a desired notification comes the app brings in a black screen with notification LED looking animation.

Though this is tested on OP6T, it should be working for most Android Oreo and later phones.
If not working for your phone, I'll suggest you to send me logs at [email protected]

To use it:
Install App.
Disable any battery optimisation for the app.
Give notification access permission.
Give full screen permission(if any required for your phone)
Select apps you want notifications for, by choosing a color (Only apps you set a color to enables LEDs).
Note: On successfully selecting a color for an app the text in which the App name is written should change to that color
Thats it.

For MIUI 11 devices make sure that AutoStart is enabled in App Info. Also check "Show on lock screen" permission in other settings.
Settings image: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1yxrLd5u7kLSGBwviKhXYqM21YLC8Dhiv


Note: To turn off the LED and to unlock phone double tap anywhere on the screen or use power button.


App now available on Play Store, please rate and share if you liked the app.
Play Store Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xander.android.notifybuddy

Working Video: https://youtu.be/vFKiHS_ZD-k

See settings for your phone for NotifyBuddy on this link: https://dontkillmyapp.com
If it is not running after various troubleshoot measures, maybe send the logs.

Give your feedback!!
 
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min-dfreak

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Jun 20, 2012
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Working great, good job!
What about System Apps (Phone, message etc.) ? I'm not able to find them in your app.
Gmail is missing as well and it is not a system app.

Thanks in advance!
 
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HarshBoy99

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@HarshBoy99 Hello! Thank you for the job you''re doing, but if you don't mind, i would like to point some important things.
You'r app uses a black overlay with a colorized dot in the corner, it's cool but there is a but. If The device is in a pocket, and you're using a pocket detection, the screen will turn on and show the pocket detection screen - what kinda annoying issue.
Another moment, again - becauses there is a use of black overlay, when there is already a notification panding and you recieve anothere on, there is a head-up notification with the all status bar info that shows up, again - kinda annoying.

As a recommandation - trigger the built-in AOD app instead of using a black overlay, that will fix the issues i've mentioned above + there will be an option to use fingerprint scanner on notifications.

Wish you the best!
Well I have included pocket detection in app, i.e if the LED is on and the sensor is covered the activity will be stopped. But if you have pocket mode on, it will show you the pocket mode screen for a brief moment and then switch off the display. This will help save battery if phone is in your pocket.
Yeah on that heads-up notification, I haven't found a way to get rid of this but it is only an issue of few seconds.
There are already many apps that bring on the default AOD display but it doesn't feel like an actual LED and moreover we can't change the appearance of AOD as it is a system app.
Thank You!
 

DinarQ8

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Nov 23, 2010
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I wish there is an more option for WhatsApp. I do not want to receive LED from the Watsp group

Thanks

تم الإرسال من ONEPLUS A6013 باستخدام Tapatalk
 

pacoleon

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Apr 5, 2015
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Thanks for the app.

I have a problem in my op6t.
When i use the app and the notification led is on, the unlock button does not works well, i mean, i have to push three or four times.

Sorry about my english, i hope you can understand me. ?
 

prathamesh95

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Aug 14, 2016
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I have been using the app for some days now. I have also locked the app in recents to avoid it being killed or stop functioning. But when I get a notification, double tapping doesn't work instantly. Have to tap 4 times at least. Also, on unlocking the phone, I am in the Notify Buddy app instead.
 

Joe199799

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Sep 7, 2014
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App is great if you don't mind me offering suggestions I have a couple.

The light to move around in intervals across the top of the screen or even the two corners just to prevent possible burn in, say if you get a notification in the middle of the night or something and it blinks for hours on end (I know the chances are slim, but better to be safe than sorry)

Possibly an option to cycle the notification light if you have multiple notifications, so if I have a sms text and a messenger text it would blink once for the sms and once for messenger and cycle between them so I know I have 2 notifications.

An interval setting maybe how fast or slow for it to pulse or to keep it static. (If you choose to make it static warn it could possibly cause burn in)

If it's possible a way to keep the overlay active unless the notification is gone, I tested the app sending myself an sms text just to make sure everything was working I left the notification and the overlay didn't go back to the LED the screen just stayed black. If I'm not mistaken an actual notification light would stay active until the notification for said app was cleared.


That's all I really have for suggestions, I appreciate what you're doing with this app it's honestly the best alternative to any of the apps attempting to replicate a notification LED. I don't want you to think I don't like the app I'm just thinking of how my old phones with notification LED's behaved with notifications. Again thank you for your work and I hope my suggestions were something that could be of use.
 

HarshBoy99

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Jun 28, 2018
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New Delhi
I have been using the app for some days now. I have also locked the app in recents to avoid it being killed or stop functioning. But when I get a notification, double tapping doesn't work instantly. Have to tap 4 times at least. Also, on unlocking the phone, I am in the Notify Buddy app instead.
Already aware of this issue, will try to fix it asap
 

HarshBoy99

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Jun 28, 2018
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New Delhi
App is great if you don't mind me offering suggestions I have a couple.

The light to move around in intervals across the top of the screen or even the two corners just to prevent possible burn in, say if you get a notification in the middle of the night or something and it blinks for hours on end (I know the chances are slim, but better to be safe than sorry)

Possibly an option to cycle the notification light if you have multiple notifications, so if I have a sms text and a messenger text it would blink once for the sms and once for messenger and cycle between them so I know I have 2 notifications.

An interval setting maybe how fast or slow for it to pulse or to keep it static. (If you choose to make it static warn it could possibly cause burn in)

If it's possible a way to keep the overlay active unless the notification is gone, I tested the app sending myself an sms text just to make sure everything was working I left the notification and the overlay didn't go back to the LED the screen just stayed black. If I'm not mistaken an actual notification light would stay active until the notification for said app was cleared.


That's all I really have for suggestions, I appreciate what you're doing with this app it's honestly the best alternative to any of the apps attempting to replicate a notification LED. I don't want you to think I don't like the app I'm just thinking of how my old phones with notification LED's behaved with notifications. Again thank you for your work and I hope my suggestions were something that could be of use.
Thanks for a constructive feedback?
Would try to implement this as fast as I could!
 

HarshBoy99

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Jun 28, 2018
96
215
New Delhi
If it's possible a way to keep the overlay active unless the notification is gone, I tested the app sending myself an sms text just to make sure everything was working I left the notification and the overlay didn't go back to the LED the screen just stayed black. If I'm not mistaken an actual notification light would stay active until the notification for said app was cleared.
Well this was exactly how I wanted for my app to function, but while testing it myself I observed that I had pending notification almost always and it would drain the battery exponentially. Therefore I went with notifying the user only while he is away from phone.
 
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    So I was annoyed not having an LED notification light on oneplus 6t so I tried to make one of my own;).
    As OP6T has amoled display whenever a desired notification comes the app brings in a black screen with notification LED looking animation.

    Though this is tested on OP6T, it should be working for most Android Oreo and later phones.
    If not working for your phone, I'll suggest you to send me logs at [email protected]

    To use it:
    Install App.
    Disable any battery optimisation for the app.
    Give notification access permission.
    Give full screen permission(if any required for your phone)
    Select apps you want notifications for, by choosing a color (Only apps you set a color to enables LEDs).
    Note: On successfully selecting a color for an app the text in which the App name is written should change to that color
    Thats it.

    For MIUI 11 devices make sure that AutoStart is enabled in App Info. Also check "Show on lock screen" permission in other settings.
    Settings image: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1yxrLd5u7kLSGBwviKhXYqM21YLC8Dhiv


    Note: To turn off the LED and to unlock phone double tap anywhere on the screen or use power button.


    App now available on Play Store, please rate and share if you liked the app.
    Play Store Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xander.android.notifybuddy

    Working Video: https://youtu.be/vFKiHS_ZD-k

    See settings for your phone for NotifyBuddy on this link: https://dontkillmyapp.com
    If it is not running after various troubleshoot measures, maybe send the logs.

    Give your feedback!!
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    Please keep the conversation respectful and constructive. Your €1.3($1.5?) contribution does not entitle you to spread discredit about a developer or their work. If we encounter apps that obviously violate our terms we will step in but NotifyBuddy has a 4.0 ⭐ rating with 1M+ installs on the Play Store. We should all keep in mind that the amount of work and love put into an application like this is tremendous. Not to mention the headaches it brings to devs to make something compatible with the hundreds of Android powered devices out there. In return of all the amazing development shared on these grounds (with all core functionality free!) we expect at least some humility and basic respect from our members towards our most invaluable assets: the developers.

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    Same here. Also, an off switch for each app would be more convenient instead of picking white colour.
    This is just what I needed, works great on my phone. Thank you!
    Added an on/off switch, thanks for feedback