Motorola released their flagship phone, the Moto X few days which was the first phone which users could customize before they buy. Moto X, although does not come with specs that match the Galaxy S4 or HTC One, it still impresses with the features and also the design. One of the main features of the new Moto X is that it comes with Active Display.
Active Display is a new feature that lives above the lock screen, and above the lock screen widgets and shows the notifications from your apps without having to switch on the display or unlock the phone. With the active display, the phone always shows the clock and also the notification icons from apps. This feature although has the display turned on all the time, but does not take extra battery.
If you liked this feature, you can now get this feature on any Android phone running 4.3. Active Notifications is a new free app which uses the “Notification Listener” service introduced in 4.3 and therefore has minimal impact on your battery. If you own an AMOLED-phone, the “battery saving” feature should work automatically, since black pixels are simply not turned on.
The free version does most of the Active Display features, but in case you want more options like Sleep at night and privacy, then you can buy the full version at $0.99. we tested the app on Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.3 and it worked perfectly.
- Swipe up to see more details about the notification
- Swipe down to unlock the device (respects your unlock-security settings)
- Swipe left or right to dismiss the notification
You need to make the app a device administrator to read the notifications.
Here is a quick video demo of the app in action on Galaxy Nexus:
Requirements for using the app:
- Android 4.3
- AMOLED Display phones (optional for battery saving)