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iPhone Notifications brings iPhone-like notifications to your Android device

0. phoneArena 14 May 2012, 04:39 posted on

Occasionally we hear from iOS and Android users who love their device and OS, but miss one particular feature about the other device or OS. One such feature popular among many iOS users is the notification style. Until now, users wanting iPhone-style notification bubbles on their smartphone have had to get an iOS device...

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posted on 14 May 2012, 04:42 13

1. android_hitman (Posts: 627; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


why would i want this??

posted on 14 May 2012, 05:10 11

2. scnix (Posts: 41; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)


why would anyone want this? I hate iPhone notification pop ups. It's the most annoying thing I find on the iPhone.

posted on 14 May 2012, 05:42

3. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Wait..am I missing something here?!?
I have the same bubble style notifications built in in my android phone..and I used a show message app that does exactly the same thing as this.
Deleted it, though

posted on 14 May 2012, 05:43 6

4. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Must be a joke.
The notification bar of Android is perfect

posted on 14 May 2012, 06:24 1

5. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


I thought one of the biggest complaints of the iPhone was the notifications? I don't want something poppin up on my screen when i'm doing something.

posted on 14 May 2012, 07:24 1

6. mercorp (Posts: 972; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


LAWSUIT AGAIN.

posted on 14 May 2012, 08:11

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5876; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Yup, that was my thought as soon as I read the headline. If this app gets any traction, expect Apple to sue.

posted on 14 May 2012, 09:09

8. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


This app is old... Been available for nearly 7 months now

posted on 14 May 2012, 11:14 1

9. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


is like having an iphone.. not

posted on 14 May 2012, 17:18 1

14. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Only you have an awesome phone once you delete the app that makes the annoying popup notifications

posted on 14 May 2012, 12:41

10. md227a (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


The banner notifications work very well. As long as the pop up is disabled and banners are selected its nice.

posted on 14 May 2012, 13:07 2

11. Tarzan (Posts: 63; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


It's not giving users the iPhone experience but developed to ruin android experience. I hate those notifications.

posted on 14 May 2012, 13:35 1

12. BattleBrat (Posts: 1102; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I occasionally go and hunt those little notification buttons down and close them on my iTouch. It is VERY annoying. I think iOS needs to become more Android like, not the other way around.

posted on 14 May 2012, 14:22

13. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


or you can just download handcent SMS for free which is a wonderful app

posted on 14 May 2012, 22:31

15. ceepyou (Posts: 33; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Of course, this couldn't possibly be for those ex iPhone users who jumped to Android in order to customize their phones but found that this was one feature they really missed. After all, developers have no sense of direction or purpose according to some of your comments. They saw a need, no matter how small and sought to fulfill it. Isn't that their job?

posted on 16 May 2012, 17:38

16. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


LOL...you do realize this is one of the biggest forms of Android treason ever. why would any Android user want iPhone similarities? maybe an attempt to unite the two opposing sides?

posted on 17 May 2012, 11:31

17. ceepyou (Posts: 33; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


I mean no argument in this, but are we now saying that Google is a form of sovereignty or government that will now punish, if not imprison its citizens that fail to abide by its laws? Android was an open source project, right? It's main idea was to allow the user to create and customize their own user experience, correct? If this were remotely close to treason, then Google would state in their user agreement that you may not customize your phone to reflect Apple products in any way. There goes the whole TouchWiz interface from Samsung. Again, not to bash Samsung as I Ioved my Galaxy Tab. Also, your opinion shows complete bias. The best part is that in a forum layout, that is okay! You are just giving your opinion. In all honesty, I hate the iPhone interface and find it to be too cookie cutter. I may have an iPad, but it will take a lot to push me from a WP7 device or my Android phone.

I didn't mean to turn this into a novel but I will make my point and move on. Is it possible that we as users could be hindering the efforts that Google has tirelessly put forth by trying to influence our bias or opinion on a concept that was to be completely open in the first place. Could we be so set in our ideas that we are actually closing doors for developers and users that may push Google's great OS even further? Is a notification bubble app going to do that? I am 99% sure that it won't. It just bothers me knowing that what Google wanted was a lack of restriction and a wealth of choice, but because of our own personal hatred and childish ambivalence toward products and manufacturers, it is not Google that is strangling the growth and development, but us. We are imposing the limit and may be even too prideful to admit it.

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 00:59

18. lllbenjolll (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Is there something like the number notification that pops up beside the icon that lets you know how many things you need to read or open? Iphone style. Notification bar of android is really good but i just want to customize my android to have the iphone style. It is just easier for me to track down which apps i should do something on like facebook app, viber, etc. Ty

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