Yesterday we wrote about a new solution for simulating the active widget functionality from the Moto X on other devices. In our article, we mentioned a limitation of the previously covered ActiveNotifications by XDA Forum Member niko001, where it required the use of Android 4.3 (and the new Notification Listener service) to function. Well, times change, app names change, and requirements change.
As of version 1.5 alpha 2, nik0001 has added limited support for devices running Ice Cream Sandwich or greater. This is done by using the Accessibility service rather than the Notification Listener service. Unfortunately, the functionality is not quite as high on older Android versions. For example, when using the multiple notifications option, only the most recent three notifications are shown. Furthermore, notifications cannot currently be dismissed from the lock screen on older devices. That said, the core functionality now works on devices running 4.0 and up, and it’s always good to have more options.
If you’d like to give
Active DynamicNotifications another go, head over to the application thread. Be sure to leave your feedback for the developer while you’re at it, as the app is making great progress.