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NeoSolal

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Still very happy with your app especially if you fixed this bug of accessability service !
Do you think you could add the feature to ask for finger print when you swapp for the notification list please ?
For a real confidentiality on notification a non authorized user should not even see the names of the app that are sending notification in fact, don't youn think ?
 

jagan2

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Still very happy with your app especially if you fixed this bug of accessability service !
Do you think you could add the feature to ask for finger print when you swapp for the notification list please ?
For a real confidentiality on notification a non authorized user should not even see the names of the app that are sending notification in fact, don't youn think ?
Hi there! I am glad you enjoy using CSOS!

There is a feature called Hide notifications' content until unlock in the General settings of the App, doesn't that address your feature request? :)
 

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Hi there! I am glad you enjoy using CSOS!

There is a feature called Hide notifications' content until unlock in the General settings of the App, doesn't that address your feature request? :)
It is a very good feature, thx, but you need to slide first in the notification panel where you see all the applications that give the notifications even if you cant have the detail of the notifications. It means that any user of the phone can see the name of the applications even if they can not see the details.

My request is to keep confidential also the names of the applications. So to ask fingerprint identification when you slide to notifications before to show the name of the applications.
The process could be :
1 Slide right on the screen to go to notification
2 Fingerprint identification appears
3 Identification done
4 The panel of applications appears with all the notifications that are ready to be readen because the identification has already been done at the step 2
 

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It is a very good feature, thx, but you need to slide first in the notification panel where you see all the applications that give the notifications even if you cant have the detail of the notifications. It means that any user of the phone can see the name of the applications even if they can not see the details.

My request is to keep confidential also the names of the applications. So to ask fingerprint identification when you slide to notifications before to show the name of the applications.
The process could be :
1 Slide right on the screen to go to notification
2 Fingerprint identification appears
3 Identification done
4 The panel of applications appears with all the notifications that are ready to be readen because the identification has already been done at the step 2

Got it! The current implementation is based on how Android works on the main screen, where you can hide notification content.

I do see a valid case where you want to hide notifications completely, noted, will consider implementing it! :)
 

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Got it! The current implementation is based on how Android works on the main screen, where you can hide notification content.

I do see a valid case where you want to hide notifications completely, noted, will consider implementing it! :)
Another idea : When I have the phone in my pocket, often the cover screen activates by itself and then launch some app or activate some shortcut so it is annoying. It seems the double tap on the screen happens in the pocket. Do you think you could activate the fingerprint request when you double tap the cover screen ? With this you fix the confidentiality once for all as you can activate what you want because there was an ID authentification from the beginning of the cover screen activation. And you fix also the problem of the accidental activation of the cover screen in the pocket as it will ask fingerprint in the pocket so nothing can be activated without it ?
 
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Another idea : When I have the phone in my pocket, often the cover screen activates by itself and then launch some app or activate some shortcut so it is annoying. It seems the double tap on the screen happens in the pocket. Do you think you could activate the fingerprint request when you double tap the cover screen ? With this you fix the confidentiality once for all as you can activate what you want because there was an ID authentification from the beginning of the cover screen activation. And you fix also the problem of the accidental activation of the cover screen in the pocket as it will ask fingerprint in the pocket so nothing can be activated without it ?
That would be great 👍
And maybe the option to toggle this on/off in settings 🤔
 
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this is still randomly happening for me

I am expecting it to be resolved in the latest update! :)

Another idea : When I have the phone in my pocket, often the cover screen activates by itself and then launch some app or activate some shortcut so it is annoying. It seems the double tap on the screen happens in the pocket. Do you think you could activate the fingerprint request when you double tap the cover screen ? With this you fix the confidentiality once for all as you can activate what you want because there was an ID authentification from the beginning of the cover screen activation. And you fix also the problem of the accidental activation of the cover screen in the pocket as it will ask fingerprint in the pocket so nothing can be activated without it ?

Another active subscriber requested for such a feature long time back, turns out that the phone does have accidental touches in pocket.

I shall consider implementing it, however, wouldn't it be inconvenience to unlock everytime just to do basic things like controlling music?
 

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UPDATE: beta_8.0


What's new?​

  • Caller ID Screen for VoIP Apps (WhatsApp, Telegram, Line ...)
  • New Music Screen with playback progress (you can scrub through it.)
  • New Native Quick Toggle which opens built-in Ringer/Screen brightness control.
  • Darker Notifications Screen theme.
  • Scaling re-enforcement, screen time out is back!
  • UI tweaks and code changes to accomodate what's coming next! 😉

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I am expecting it to be resolved in the latest update! :)



Another active subscriber requested for such a feature long time back, turns out that the phone does have accidental touches in pocket.

I shall consider implementing it, however, wouldn't it be inconvenience to unlock everytime just to do basic things like controlling music?
Your right, but as I mentioned, a possibility to toggle on/off in settings could do the trick
 

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Your right, but as I mentioned, a possibility to toggle on/off in settings could do the trick
And if the toggle on/off setting is in the upper quick settings panel of the cover screen you dont have to open the phone to activate or de-activate the ID request ; Before to put my phone in the pocket I access the upper quick setting panel to activate the ID request. Then I put out the phone of my pocket for a long time so I double tap, do the ID request then access the upper setting panel in cover screen and de-activate the ID request ! ;-)
 

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And if the toggle on/off setting is in the upper quick settings panel of the cover screen you dont have to open the phone to activate or de-activate the ID request ; Before to put my phone in the pocket I access the upper quick setting panel to activate the ID request. Then I put out the phone of my pocket for a long time so I double tap, do the ID request then access the upper setting panel in cover screen and de-activate the ID request ! ;-)

Good suggestion! :)

Any way to change the samsung pay coverscreen shortcut from long press home? I Keep accidentally opening apps from app drawer trying to checkout

Not as of now, I will implement options to change the shortcuts in future versions though. :)
 
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Update: beta_8.1 and beta_8.1.1 addresses some minor bug fixes, especially for Android 11 devices!
 

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    UPDATE: beta_100k+1_update

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    100k+ downloads, thanks all, 116+ versions released! It costs less than a phone case to support the continuous development by a one-man army!

    What's new?​

    • Smart Replies for chat messages! (English only)
    • New feature loaded super fast App Drawer - Grid/List, Columns 4/5/6, App labels, Fav Apps filter
    • Set default sort/filter for App Drawer - None/Fav Apps/Recents
    • Assign either landscape/portrait orientation to your Apps and let CSOS auto launch Apps based on your preference!
    • App Drawer can now display 'Notification Count Badge' for every App
    • Open your media Apps directly from Media screen of CSOS
    • Clicking on any ongoing media's Album Art/Song, Album name/Artist Name will open the corresponding App directly on cover screen
    • Set default keyboard to T9 or QWERTY
    • Add any widget to CSOS directly from cover screen with one tap (Extra customizations like widget zoom level, order etc can be done from main screen)
    • Several bug fixes with respect to stability

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    Download options:​


    If you enjoy using the App, please leave a review on Google Play Store, it will greatly help the development of the project. Stay tuned for more updates! Cheers! 🙂


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    UPDATE: beta_11.1


    What's new?​


    beta_11.1:
    • Notifications with image now shows text description.
    • Notification dismisal sync issue with main screen resolved!

    beta_11:
    • Bug with widget addition/interactability fixed!
    • Accessibilty Service stability improved.
    • Re-enforced disallowing ads for subscribers.
    • UI glitches when swiping too fast significantly improved.

    Download options:​


    If you enjoy using the App, please leave a review on Google Play Store, it will greatly help the development of the project. Stay tuned for more updates! Cheers! 🙂


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    Download now from Google Play Store! (Please leave a review on Google Play Store if you find CSOS meaningful for your Z Flip 3/4!)

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    Hi guys! Developer of Energy Ring & Access Dots here. Excited to present a mini OS for the cover screen of Z Flip 3/4 through an App - CoverScreen OS! It shall make your phone's cover screen a fully functional mini phone!


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    CoverScreen OS almost simulates a secondary OS on your Z Flip's cover screen with the following features:


    • Cover Launcher / App Launcher/Drawer
    • Caller ID Screen for VoIP Apps (WhatsApp, Telegram, LINE and more...)
    • Support for all third party Apps homescreen widgets
    • Quick Toggles - a TON load of them!
    • Navigation gestures
    • Notifications
    • Powerful Media screen - multiple sessions, scrub through the track and additional controls that are not available in Samsung's Stock OS for cover screen
    • Voice, QWERTY, T9 full keyboard support
    • On screen LED Notification indicator/Edge Lighting
    • Flex Mode

    The navigation system is built such that, you can access both CoverScreen OS and Samsung's Stock OS (checkout the tutorial within the App.)


    Flexing the 'Flex mode' ;)

    Also, you can now 'click' on 'most' widgets to perform action on CSOS itself.

    New Notification options in action!

    Edge Lighting for multiple Apps in action!


    COVER LAUNCHER / APP LAUNCHER/DRAWER:

    • Launch almost any App on your cover screen with back navigation support and voice keyboard input.
    • Launch apps in locked orientation - portrait or landscape.
    • Quick search apps by alphabet.
    • Sort apps alphabetically - ascending/decending.
    • Sort apps by recently used first.

    WIDGETS SCREEN:

    • Add almost any widget pixel-perfect aligned for Z Flip 3/4's cover screen, of any App that you would normally add to your homescreen on the main display.
    • Add as many widgets as you want.
    • Widgets can be set into one of the two sizes.
    • Perform almost all actions on the widgets like clicking on a button to launching its App.

    QUICK TOGGLES SCREEN:


    NATIVE/IN-BUILT TOGGLES:
    • Bluetooth turn on/off
    • Flashlight
    • DND mode
    • Flex Mode - use cover screen while phone is unfolded
    • Caffeinate - keep screen awake
    • Power Dialog on cover screen
    TON LOAD OF ADDITIONAL TOGGLES: You can add super powerful quick toggles powered by Bixby Routines, Tasker, IFTTT and many more available providers, check out within the App! Some examples here, only limited by your imagination
    • Wifi, NFC, GPS, Wifi Hotspot, Power Saving mode toggle, Read aloud notification, screen brightness control
    • Quick dial a contact, SMS, play music, reminders, alarm, battery level.
    • Only limited by your imagination!

    NOTIFICATIONS SCREEN:

    • Reply to any notification with voice keyboard.
    • Open notification instantly either on cover screen or on main screen.
    • Perform additional actions available on each notification.
    • Dismiss notifications with swipe right.

    MEDIA PLAYBACK SCREEN:

    • Access all media playbacks from all Apps, as available on your main screen.
    • Theme support.

    EDGE LIGHTING/ON-SCREEN LED NOTIFICATION INDICATOR:

    • Turns on cover screen and glows the edges of your cover screen just like the Edge Lighting on your main screen.
    • You can set a single solid color for all incoming notification or let CSOS apply the App's Icon color.
    • If you have multiple notifications from multiple Apps, they can combine into a beautiful gradient.
    • More colors, customizations under development.

    FLEX MODE:

    • Use cover screen with access to all CSOS features while the phone is unfolded.
    • Keep the phone on your desk or bed in tent-style stand mode.
    • Cover screen stays on until you manually disable Flex Mode or fold back your phone.


    DEVELOPMENT STATUS:


    The OS requires some heavy sustained development effort to deliver a feature complete version. The OS has come a long way and it’s mostly stable now as reported by majority of the users.


    CoverScreen OS IN ACTION:





    SNAPS OF Z FLIP 3 RUNNING CoverScreen OS:


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    THE ORIGIN STORY:

    Been working on this project since the original Z Flip, but unfortunately had to suspend development due to cracked screen (that countless folding/unfolding while testing.)

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    The release of Z Flip 3 with a bigger cover screen was enough incentive for me to be excited about the project once again but unfortunately I again hit a bottleneck as the screen started bleeding this streak of green light right at the center and sometimes whole of second half.

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    Fearing a cracked screen once again, I had suspended the development yet again… but… that cute little cover screen… here we are. :)
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    NAVIGATION SYSTEM:

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    DOWNLOAD:​

    After thousands of unfolding/unfolding, happy to announce that, beta version of CoverScreen OS is now available for open testing on Google Play store!

    If you find CSOS meaningful for your Z Flip 3/4, please leave a review on Google Play Store!



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    Hey guys! I am glad to report that, CoverScreen OS supports One UI 4.0! :)
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    DOWNLOAD:​

    After thousands of unfolding/unfolding, happy to announce that, a super experimental early access version of CoverScreen OS is now available for open testing on Google Play store (you may have to clear Play Store's storage/cache if you see 'pre-registration' page instead of 'open testing'.)

    Spent countless hours and months working on this project, almost broke two Z Flips in the process. And now, your precious feedback and support shall determine the future course of development, which may include but not limited to:

    • Allowing samsung's implementation work along with CoverScreen OS
    • More quick toggles (Wifi, GPS... you tell me!)
    • Dismiss notifications (either only on cover screen or both the screens)
    • Pick up WhatsApp and other VoIP calls directly from cover screen
    • App drawer with 'recents', 'favorites' and more sections
    • Support for dedicated Apps (think of call, contacts...) and widgets optimized for cover screen
    DOWNLOAD NOW!

    NOTE: On Android 12, you may not be able to use Apps on cover screen (working on a fix!)



    INSTALLATION & CONFIGURATION INSTRUCTIONS:​

    1. Setup Bixby (required to fingerprint unlock to launch Apps on cover screen.)

    2. Set side key to launch Bixby on Long press: Settings > Advanced features > Side key > Under 'Press and hold' select 'Wake Bixby'.

    3. Launch App - select your Google Account.

    4. Follow the onscreen dialog to grant 'Appear on top' permission.

    5. Hit the switch at top right corner of the App > Installed services > CoverScreen OS > On > [Notifications access settings page will be opened] > Turn on CoverScreen OS.

    6. You can now fold your phone to checkout CoverScreen OS in action.




    OS NAVIGATION SYSTEM:​


    I am yet to work on proper screenshots/demos to guide you guys, but here is some tips to using CoverScreen OS:

    OS screen arrangement:

    • Swipe Right: Opens Notifications screen.
    • Swipe Left: Shows widgets you have added in the CoverScreen OS Settings App.
    • Swipe Down: Quick Toggles.
    • Swipe Up: Shows media play back controls (only if there is something active!)
    • Tap on Home: Opens App drawer.

    Notifications screen:

    • Clicking on Notifications reveals more details.
    • To go back to notificaitons list, swipe down

    App drawer:

    • To exit to home from App drawer, swipe right.

    App screen:

    App screen refers to any App launched from CoverScreen OS's App drawer.
    • Navigating back: Swipe left from extreme right of your cover screen.
    • Going back to App drawer: Swipe up from extreme bottom of your cover screen.
    • Going home: Go to App drawer > swipe right.
    • Text input: Click on any text input area to open Voice Keyboard. On some Apps, you may have to click twice > once to focus on input field > second to open Voice Keyboard.


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    Watch out for new version: early_access_1.9! (Will be available anytime now on Play Store, will notify all once again when it's up, am off to bed now!)​


    • Apps launched on cover screen can be 'resumed' on main screen through 'recents' (it used to freeze earlier.)
    • Fixed glitch of screen reunlocking when 'LED' notification is on.
    • Tapping on persistent notification now opens the correct settings page to turn it off.
    • More options to contribute towards the rapid development of the project.
    Notes:

    • The App is yet to be made stable, it should be ready for day to day use in next few versions, please bear with the bugs, they shall be gently squashed! :)
    • Upcoming versions will work along with Samsung's native implementation, allowing access to standard widgets and Samsung Pay!
    • Feel free to flood in feature requests, ideas for the cover screen.
    • Allowing the two notifications appear is the most reliable way for you to know which service is running and which has shutdown unexpectedly - requiring you to manually re-enable them.

    • Notification titled 'CoverScreen OS boot status' corresponds to the Accessibility Service. - re-enable the service if you don't see the notification.
    • Notification titled 'CoverSCreen OS activity status' corresponds to the Notification Access given to CoverScreen OS in your system settings - re-enable the service if you don't see the notification.

    Edit: It's now available on Play Store, if you don't see the update, clear the Play Store's storage/cache! Also make sure you're doing a clean install.​