When Google announced Android L at Google I/O, among the software application’s biggest headline brand-new features was its heads-up alerts.

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Permitting designers to provide their applications notices that fall down from scratch of the screen prefer to compared to merely residing in the standing bar, heads-up notifications resemble the means iOS deals with incoming alerts, and are definitely a renovation over what came in the past. However, with the very early models of Android L simply offered for Nexus gadgets, everybody else is excluded in the cold.

Yet this is Android, and the XDA-Developers online forum exists, so there was only ever visiting be one outcome – – an app that brings heads-up alerts to Android without needing to wait for that ‘‘ L’ version everybody is discussing.

“Direct! notifications” is now offered to acquire in the Google Play Store for a buck, though a variation could be downloaded and install free of charge through the aforementioned XDA-Developers online forum. If you do make usage of it though, we ‘d heartily recommend getting the paid-for launch simply to make sure the developer acquires something for their work.


The app does greater than just allow all applications to create heads-up alerts though, due to the fact that occasionally that’s not quite exactly what you desire. “Direct! alerts” lets you include applications to a whitelist also a remove those apps that have constant alerts such as media applications. We’re looking at you, Google Songs. If it had not been for that option alone, this little application would be a comprehensive waste of time so well done to the developer there.


At only a buck, or free, you actually can’t grumble at what “Goings Up! alerts” needs to offer. It provides us all merely a little preference of what Android L will bring when it ends up being much more widely readily available, and we need to confess that we resemble just what we have actually viewed so much. Here’s wishing we don’t need to hang around as well long just before we get our hands on Android L correct!


(Download: Heads Up! notifications for Android on the Play Store)

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