Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...
Camera LED Alert on Incoming Call or SMS
Wouldn’t it be great if the camera LED on your Android device flashed when you got an incoming call or a new SMS so that you can see when your phone is ringing even on silent? That was the question posed by XDA forum member apristel in this request thread.
Luckily, apristel didn’t have to wait very long, before XDA member rdude came up with the goods!
Flashlight Alerts flashes your LED when you receive a phone call or when you get a new text message. Currently, the app does not notify on new emails since rdude states that there is no standard system notification for email among the many email apps. rdude has however mentioned that he’ll try to add more notification types over the weekend.
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