Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Cyanogen Inc. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below! CyanogenMod is widely recognized across XDA for its solid performance, great feature set and far-reaching (and also long-lasting) support for all sorts of devices, from...
Notifications on Lock Screen with DashNotifier for DashClock
If you haven’t already tried Google Developer Roman Nurik‘s fantastic DashClock Widget, now may be the time to try. The replacement lock screen clock widget for devices running Android 4.2 or newer serves as a beautiful way of displaying not only the time, but also weather, date, Gmail messages, your next alarm, and more.
Despite the great built-in features and aesthetics, perhaps DashClock’s best trait is that additional functionality can be added through extensions created specifically for the app. XDA Forum Member umanx has created one such extension called DashNotifier. Making use of the new NotificationListener service in Android 4.3, it shows notifications from any application in DashClock, rather than just Gmail messages.
If you’re running Android 4.3 and would like to supercharge your DashClock Widget, head over to the application thread and give this a shot. Be sure to leave some feedback for umanx, as the extension is still under active development.
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There are tons of choices to choose from when looking for a great alarm app for Android. While the stock Clock app for AOSP does the job, it may lack some of the more advanced features from competitors. Let us know what your favorite alarm clock app is for Android and why.
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...