[APP] Pixel Pulse for ambient display

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grokus

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Introducing Pixel Pulse - a simple app to make your Ambient Display pulse when you have notifications!

Choose the interval and select the apps you want you to cause your screen to wake.

Optional paid features let you select different icons and colors for specific apps but the interval and app filter core functionality is all free.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.compass.pixelpulse

If you had previously purchased Ambi-Turner, it has been updated for the new permissions, but because it was written for 8.0 and when Google's ambient display worked differently I decided to leave it as it is. You may however transfer your purchase status of Ambient Display to Pixel Pulse using both apps.
 

matssa

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Introducing Pixel Pulse - a simple app to make your Ambient Display pulse when you have notifications!

Choose the interval and select the apps you want you to cause your screen to wake.

Optional paid features let you select different icons and colors for specific apps but the interval and app filter core functionality is all free.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.compass.pixelpulse

If you had previously purchased Ambi-Turner, it has been updated for the new permissions, but because it was written for 8.0 and when Google's ambient display worked differently I decided to leave it as it is. You may however transfer your purchase status of Ambient Display to Pixel Pulse using both apps.
Thanks for the app, I just installed it and gonna test it out.

Maybe you could share some screenshots of when it is working and the paid features (I was thinking of paying but wanted to check what the features we're before).

I'll report if I find anything :)

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grokus

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Thanks for the app, I just installed it and gonna test it out.

Maybe you could share some screenshots of when it is working and the paid features (I was thinking of paying but wanted to check what the features we're before).

I'll report if I find anything :)

Paid customization adds the ability to always pulse (with a view that shows you that you have no important notifications), and the ability to select icons and colors for specific applications.

Screenshots are difficult because you can't screenshot the ambient display. I'll need to try and take actual photographs.
 

matssa

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Seems like the settings don't save. Just updated the app and everything is set to pulse even though I removed some stuff :S

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Introducing Pixel Pulse - a simple app to make your Ambient Display pulse when you have notifications!

Choose the interval and select the apps you want you to cause your screen to wake.

Optional paid features let you select different icons and colors for specific apps but the interval and app filter core functionality is all free.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.compass.pixelpulse

If you had previously purchased Ambi-Turner, it has been updated for the new permissions, but because it was written for 8.0 and when Google's ambient display worked differently I decided to leave it as it is. You may however transfer your purchase status of Ambient Display to Pixel Pulse using both apps.

This is awesome. But is there a way you can maybe make the icon only pulse and be custom colors? Without showing the actual notification text? That would be amazing! But bought the paid one and I am using it now looks good on the wireless charger. :good:
 

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Paid customization adds the ability to always pulse (with a view that shows you that you have no important notifications), and the ability to select icons and colors for specific applications.

Screenshots are difficult because you can't screenshot the ambient display. I'll need to try and take actual photographs.

I just "bought you a snack" - thanks for the hard work!
 

airmaxx23

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I must be doing something wrong. This doesn't seem to do anything when I receive a notification with the screen off and having AOD on or off. I have the time turned down to 10 second but nothing even pulses.
 

grokus

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I must be doing something wrong. This doesn't seem to do anything when I receive a notification with the screen off and having AOD on or off. I have the time turned down to 10 second but nothing even pulses.

You want always on display to be off but you want wake on new notifications to be on.
 

airmaxx23

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You want always on display to be off but you want wake on new notifications to be on.

Thanks, I bought you a beer. Changing the time internal doesn't seem to work. I've tried 30 seconds and it's only 5 before it pulses again. Same thing with any other time I try, it pulses after only 5 seconds.
 
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grokus

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Thanks, I bought you a snack. Changing the time internal doesn't seem to work. I've tried 30 seconds and it's only 5 before it pulses again. Same thing with any other time I try, it pulses after only 5 seconds.
Yea, that's a bug. I'll be working on that tonight
 

airmaxx23

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Yea, that's a bug. I'll be working on that tonight

The update somewhat fixed the timing issue but it still is off by 5 seconds. When setting the internal to 20 seconds it pulses after 15 seconds.

Edit: It seems that the timer starts when the notification pops up not when the notification disappears. Is this the way it is intended to work?
 
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grokus

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The update somewhat fixed the timing issue but it still is off by 5 seconds. When setting the internal to 20 seconds it pulses after 15 seconds.

Edit: It seems that the timer starts when the notification pops up not when the notification disappears. Is this the way it is intended to work?

Yes currently its a start to start time but if everyone thinks it makes more sense to time finish to start I can modify it.
 
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grokus

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Nice. Bought the app.

Idea: always pulse when charging (no timeout)

Thanks for the cool app
Yes, I have not having a visual confirmation that my phone is charging. Cables come loose sometimes and you'd never know without an LED.

I'll add that to the list! Hopefully tonight but certainly this weekend.
 

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    Introducing Pixel Pulse - a simple app to make your Ambient Display pulse when you have notifications!

    Choose the interval and select the apps you want you to cause your screen to wake.

    Optional paid features let you select different icons and colors for specific apps but the interval and app filter core functionality is all free.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.compass.pixelpulse

    If you had previously purchased Ambi-Turner, it has been updated for the new permissions, but because it was written for 8.0 and when Google's ambient display worked differently I decided to leave it as it is. You may however transfer your purchase status of Ambient Display to Pixel Pulse using both apps.
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    Nice. Bought the app.

    Idea: always pulse when charging (no timeout)

    Thanks for the cool app
    Yes, I have not having a visual confirmation that my phone is charging. Cables come loose sometimes and you'd never know without an LED.

    I'll add that to the list! Hopefully tonight but certainly this weekend.
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    Can anyone with experience please give a comparison between this new app vs LED Blinker Pro which sounds like it does the same thing?

    I bought LED Blinker Pro the day before Pixel Pulse came out.
    Haven't had a chance to set it up yet.

    LED Blinker actually turns your screen on by placing a system overlay on top of your lock screen. It will work, but it will use more battery and keep your device from going into Doze.
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    I may be able to use the real icons and colors. If so should I just remove the icon customization or would people still find that useful?
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    This is awesome. But is there a way you can maybe make the icon only pulse and be custom colors? Without showing the actual notification text? That would be amazing! But bought the paid one and I am using it now looks good on the wireless charger. :good:

    I can certainly add that option
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