Google announced today that it will be bringing ads to the Play Store, and while that will surely annoy the majority of us, it isn't the only thing that sucks about the Play Store. From the lack of clear communication with developers to ridiculous restrictions, there are a handful of very annoying things about Google's approach. Let us know what bugs you the most about the Play Store.
Manage Your Notifications with NotificationOff
Notifications in Android are indeed a great thing to have. They come in handy for knowing exactly what is going on with many of our daily use apps. You get things like alarms, email , SMS, phone calls, and many other system and application related activities that you may need to be aware of. Having said that, there are always two sides to every coin and what can be useful for many, can indeed be quite an annoyance for others. There are people who need not keep track of every action that goes on in the device and definitely hate the intrusiveness of certain apps that use notifications as means of advertising. If you see yourself as someone in the latter group, then XDA Forum Member mcnamaragio has something in store that you might be interested in.
Since Jelly Bean was introduced, notifications have been somewhat easier to manage than before. Most applications and system event notifications can be toggled on or off thanks to an added option in the settings of each app. However, considering how many apps the average user can hold in a device, doing this manually for each and every single app can become a burden and a time consuming ordeal quite quickly. NotificationOff gives you an all-in-one screen where all these toggles for every single application can be found. Instead of having to navigate through menus back and forth, you have all the on/off goodness you can handle in a single, simple UI. Simply choose your targets, knock off the pesky notifications, restart your device, and you are set!
The app is quite simple to use and can indeed be a rather useful tool to get rid of certain nags and annoyances coming from some apps. Keep in mind that this will only work on Jelly Bean (4.1) and up. Please test it out and report any feedback you may have.
I want to introduce my application “Notifications Off” for controlling application notifications in a centralized way.
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