SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Send and Receive SMS Anywhere with Floating Texts
Getting interrupted because of an incoming text message is never fun. And replying to that text usually means switching to your messaging app and then switching back to what you were doing previously. While the sender may think that his or her lolspk is more valuable than your Angry Birds time, you may not always be inclined to agree.
Thankfully Paranoid Android had something to say about that with the revolutionary Halo, which they promptly open sourced. Despite its many merits, however, not everyone is running Paranoid Android. Luckily, we recently featured an Xposed module that brings some of the Halo experience to any device running Recognized Developer rovo89‘s Xposed Framework (thread).
But this is XDA, and we like having options. After all, having options is what Android is all about. As such, XDA Forum Member manuja95 brings us a simple messaging app that lets you read and respond to your incoming SMS messages without having to exit your currently running app. Incoming messages come in as a floating and unobtrusive popup, and you can reply within the popup without leaving your current app.
Floating texts has a few nice features you’d not ordinarily expect. For starters, you can swipe through a list of your received text messages. You can also customize the message popup’s color and duration. Messages also update in real-time.
If you’re looking for a new way of viewing and replying to messages on the fly, head over to the application thread and give Floating Texts a shot.
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