Unless you have been away from this planet, you wouldn’t have heard of the Moto X.

One thing which raised everyone’s eyebrows was the way notifications were served on it. The phone does not light up the entire display, instead only a certain part is activated. It is supposed to save battery on AMOLED displays. Also, with the led notifications we only get to know that we have a notification but have no clue about what. Moto X has successfully overcome this problem with active notifications.

How can the rest of you be ignored? XDA forum member niko001 has come up with an app called “Dynamic Notifications” which let’s your android phone work the same way as the Moto X.

Dynamic Notifications is an elegant, unobtrusive way to show you your latest notifications even when the screen is off. When you miss a call or receive a new email/SMS, the display will discreetly light up to let you know, without needing to unlock the device. Most phones only have a pulsing notification LED that doesn’t actually tell you anything about the incoming notification – with Dynamic Notifications, you can immediately decide if something is important enough to act.


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Although it works on devices running ICS & above, the developer had to tell this :

It uses the new “Notification Listener” service introduced in 4.3 and therefore has minimal impact on your battery. If you own an AMOLED-phone, the “battery saving” feature should work automatically, since black pixels are simply not turned on. The app comes with a number of additional features, such as not turning on when the device is inside your pocket, purse, or lying face down. I’ve recently added compatibility for 4.0+ devices via the “Accessibility service”.

How well this works may vary from device to device, the best experience/performance will be on Android 4.3. Download the app from the play store for free.


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