Floatify brings floating, Material Design-esque notifications to your non-rooted Android device

With the unveiling of Android L, the floating notifications that were showcased alongside it began to grow in popularity pretty quickly. We already showed you how to get such heads-up notifications on your rooted and non-rooted Android device (courtesy of an Xposed module), but little did we know that Google Play is yet to experience an influx of apps that come with similar functionalities. One of the latest and, arguably, most customizable ones is Floatify.

It's a pretty straightforward app, which does exactly what it says – it displays your incoming push notifications in a stacked fashion on top of whatever you are doing at the moment. The notifications in question span edge-to-edge and are completely interactive, which means that you can not only swipe them away to oblivion, but also expand them and open the corresponding app with a single tap. One of the aspects of Floatify that we really like is its deep bag of customizability options. Well, the available one are not limitless, but even more advanced customization geeks should be content with the available features.

Apart from changing their looks and overall design, Floatify allows you to determine the on-screen position of the floating notifications – you can set them to appear either at the top, center, or the bottom of the display. Blacklisting and whitelisting are two more vital features that are available out of the box, too. Moreover, if you don't want the heads-up notifications to obstruct your current view, you can determine their opacity and make them semi-transparent.

However, some of the more curious and advanced customization options, such as gesture actions, additional style tweaks, and 3rd-party icons for the notifications are only available via an in-app purchase. Still, if you are into the floating heads-up notifications that will officially debut along with Android L this autumn, then Floatify seems like an app you should give a try.

Download: Floatify (Android)

via: XDA

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4 Comments

1. CannabisHighway

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

I just use NILS from the Play Store which is kind of the same idea. I wonder if there is any reason to change to this app? Probably not.

2. Cyberchum

Posts: 1063; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Wonder what the craze for floating apps is. On a tablet/phablet ? Yes but on smartphones, people are getting lazier by the day.

3. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

More heavy apps with battery drain, please.

4. Blazers

Posts: 739; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Apple was heavily criticized for these intrusive notifications in early versions of iOS, and now google is bringing it back?

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