Android 5.0 Lollipop is a great release. It’ has improving usability with material design, given us quick access to our notifications on our home screen, and more. However, there are some very unique idiosyncrasies regarding the notification sounds and silent mode. Basically, it’s not truly silent. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you truly silence your Lollipop device. XDA Recognized Developer tonyp created the True Silent Mode module. TK shows off...
Google Shows Us What Devs Can Do with Android Wear Notifications
You may recall that just under a week ago, Google gave us some pointers on how to easily add rich Android Wear notifications into new and existing applications. Thanks to quite a lot of example code, as well as API similarities to those already present in traditional Android, Google’s made it easy for third party developers to make great apps that take advantage of Wear’s possibilities.
Rather than staying content with giving app developers great tools and showing us how to use them, Google also wants to help our creative juices flow by providing us with great examples of Android Wear notifications in action. These examples, which can be seen in the image to your right, demonstrate Wear’s ability to display traditional notifications from apps like Calendar and Nest, as well as offer playback information and control for media player apps.
You can view the entire post by heading over to the Android Developers Google+ page. Also, don’t forget to head over to our Android Wear forums to share your ideas and works in progress. Do you have any app ideas involving wear and rich notifications, or are there any types of apps you’d like to see on Wear? If so, let us know in the comments below!
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Once a year, top players in the mobile sphere gather for MWC, to show off what they've been working on and collectively set the standard for the year to come. Yesterday was a big day with the launch of HTC and Samsung's flagships, alongside numerous other announcements, and today it was Google's turn to take the stage. SVP Sundar Pichai took the stage in Barcelona to speak about Google's network initiatives, Project Link and Project Loon, as well as to...