Peek app brings the subtle notification system of custom ROMs to any Android KitKat phone

Peek app brings the subtle notification system of custom ROMs to any Android KitKat phone
Rejoice, you poor unrooted souls with stock manufacturer ROMs, as one of the best features in the ParanoidAndroid line of custom ROMs is arriving to any handset with Android 4.4... and above, of course. The hip notification solution from Paranoid has been wrapped in an app form, and posted at the Play Store, named Peek. Granted, it will cost you four bucks and change, but it will approximate the always-on notification experience you get with phones like the Moto X, which have dedicated low-power hardware for the task.

In a nutshell, Peek probes the motion sensors in your phone when you get a notification, so that the handset can turn the screen on, and display them when you pick it up from the desk, or take it out of your pocket. The sensors are activated for ten seconds only, so that using Peek won't affect your battery life, and in the newest version you can also blacklist apps you don't want to activate Peek. 

The active notification is then displayed on the lock screen when you pick up the phone, and you can either dismiss it, slide down its icon for a quick read, or slide left to activate the originating app. Watch Peek in action in the video below, and head to the source link to download it, if it has piqued your interest.

Developer: Francisco FrancoDownload: Android (v1.76)
Category: ToolsPrice: $4.09

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11 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Beauty work. This looks like it might be quite handy, will have to try it out.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I think AC display is better and its FREE too. I tried downloading but it says not compatible with my Moto G (4.4.2) ? Anyone know why ?

7. Ayysir

Posts: 1; Member since: May 29, 2014

moto G does not have a gyroscope sensor

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Oh I see :( ......Will have to suffice myself with ACdisplay for now :/

3. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

.."peeked"...(groan)

4. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I lock my phone with a PIN code. I wonder if this will still work?

5. splus

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

acDisplay is MUCH better and it's FREE. On top of it, Peek is overpriced for what it is.

6. micmic9999

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

it does not work on Xperia Z2 with a new build just updated today from 17.1.A.2.55 to 17.1.1A.0.402 so how to make the peek work? I lock my phone no information came up with and without PIN enabled. I have enabled it under settings > security > device administrators and also under settings > security > Notification access. wtf paid for $4.09 and it does not work. Running on 4.4.2. on my Xperia Z2 and it does not work on Galaxy S4 running Kitkat.

8. drazwy

Posts: 354; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Can't even DL it. not compatible with the Note 3? Reviews are just meh? Not ready for the masses so why is their an article dedicated to it?

9. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

This app was NOT developed by Francisco Franco, it was developed by Jesús David Gulfo Agudelo, and as a Chilean, he cannot sell apps on Play Store yet, so Franco uploaded it in his account. Daniel P. must correct this and give the credits to the developer.

10. gamblor77

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Looks like a useless app honestly. Why wouldn't it jump straight into the from the notification? Also how many people don't lock their phones anyway? Seems like I'm in the minority who actually has a password on mine. I know it's inconvenient but it's better than leaving a gaping security hole into your life.

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