DynamicNotifications App is a Good Copy of Active Display Lock Screen on Moto X

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  1. dgstorm

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    For folks who want to try out the concept of the Active Display Lock Screen on the Moto X before the phone is released, there is a great new app on the Google Play Store called DynamicNotifications. It makes for a remarkable simulacrum of the Active Display Lock Screen functionality seen in the upcoming Moto X smartphone. It's from the deveopler Great Bytes Software, and just like the version on the Moto X version, the DynamicNotifications app displays your most recent notifications on your lock screen. You can also easily jump to the corresponding app when you swipe over the notification icon. It will even work with your existing lock screen patterns to keep the integrity of your security.

    The app can do a bit more than just these functions. Here's a quote with more of the details,

    Sound off if you have tried out this app and let us know what you think of it. The source link below will take you to the Google Play Store to try it out.

    Source: Google Play Store
     
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    Pretty cool but it requires Android version 4.3 so it won't work with any of my mobile devices. :sad-b:
     
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    It works on 4.2. So give it a try
     
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    In the description of the app (from the Play Store), it says it should work on 4.0 and above...

    Please note: This is an experimental app. It has been confirmed to work on the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, 7, 10, and the Google Play edition of the S4 (all running stock Android 4.3 or CM10.2) so far. Please let me know if it does/doesn't work for you! It should work on any phone with Android >=4.0 and doesn't require "root".
     
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    Good app. I did notice an issue and emailed the dev. It is as a result of how you set the settings.

    Me:


    dev:
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    So if you find yourself in an endless unlock loop change your settings. For my n2 changing settings still kept it looping so I had to restore a backup than when I reinstalled it I made sure to set my settings based on what I learned from my galaxy nexus.
     
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    Works fine on my n2 (4.1.2), galaxy nexus (4.3) and n7 (4.3) been running the app for about 2 weeks. Today was the first time I ran into a problem as he updated the app today and added new features but after applying the fix above things have been smooth.
    Works fine on all my devices (n2, galaxy nexus, and n7).
     
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    Its working with 4.1.2!
    Kind of cool but I see it draining the crap out of the battery
     
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    No not if in settings you check "custom screen timeout" and change it to like 5-10 sec. I have mine set to 5 sec. Also I left auto awake unchecked.
     
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    I will admit that there is a difference in how the app looks and act on 4.3 vs 4.1.2. App is much more functional on 4.3 almost like that of the moto x. But 4.1.2 is usable. Now if samsung will hurry up and release 4.3 to the n2 already.
     
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