Looking for an app...any ideas?

Discussion in 'Android Applications Discussions' started by TxDoc, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. TxDoc

    TxDoc Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    TEXAS
    Ratings:
    +65
    Current Phone Model:
    XT1635-01
    I wanted to try and find an app for a Moto Z Play.

    Something that would allow me, from the lock screen, to see notifications like email, texts weather alerts, or whatever is possible. There my be nothing available, but if so, I appreciate and suggestions or warnings.
    Dr Mark
     
  2. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    10,644
    Likes Received:
    6,749
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,252
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    Have you tried setting up the built in Moto Display options to show notifications on the lock screen? Are they not working the way you would like?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. TxDoc

    TxDoc Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    TEXAS
    Ratings:
    +65
    Current Phone Model:
    XT1635-01
    I'm just exploring what kind of possible ingenious addition our alternative a developer may have come up with.

    Thanks for the reply. Sorry for my slow reply
     
  4. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    10,644
    Likes Received:
    6,749
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,252
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    No need to apologize, we post when we have time. I'm not aware of any apps like this but maybe someone else will have some suggestions.

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
  5. mountainbikermark

    mountainbikermark Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,455
    Likes Received:
    3,886
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Ratings:
    +4,348
    I used to use one called Widget Locker back in the days when you had 1 choice of unlock and that was slide your finger across the bottom. It had several choices for how to unlock as well as add your favorite widgets/apps to your lockscreen but it stopped working with htc/Verizon phones and I just never went back to trying it again.
    It seems to be gone from the Play Store but was made by the same developer as Nova Launcher back before Nova.
    Support Our Troops!!!
    Beast Mode 4

    <><
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. TxDoc

    TxDoc Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    TEXAS
    Ratings:
    +65
    Current Phone Model:
    XT1635-01
    Thanks for the replies/info. No apologies needed. I appreciate the help.

    Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
     
  7. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,469
    Likes Received:
    7,049
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,391
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    There used to be several lock screen replacements with added functionality. I'm sure there are many still on the Play Store, but I never really seem to hear much about any of them these days.

    Tx, have you searched the Play Store for "lock screen" apps?
     
  8. TxDoc

    TxDoc Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    TEXAS
    Ratings:
    +65
    Current Phone Model:
    XT1635-01
    Thanks for the info, I'll check the play store and the suggestions.

    I'm a little leary, now, as I tried one recommended in an article and during the set-up, it froze and I could not back out, stop restart or anything. I think I got out by holding the power button down a long time.

    As SAJO asked, "is there something wrong with the Moto tools"?

    Maybe I need to abide by the If it ain't broke Don't fix It mmm mantra

    Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Sajo

    Sajo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    10,644
    Likes Received:
    6,749
    Trophy Points:
    1,863
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +7,252
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto Droid Z Force
    I'm a big fan of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". We've seen a few posts on here with strange results when users tried to force their phones to do things that Moto Active Display was not designed to do. The new version of Active Display is different than what you may be used to, but a single hand wave, touch the phone or pick it up should trigger it to display current notifications.

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
    #9 Sajo, Jan 29, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2017
    • Like Like x 1