How to receive floating notifications on your Android and answer them, even without Lollipop
August 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
The floating notifications and notifications on the screen of unlocking They were two of the great innovations of Android in its jump to Lollipop last year. While some seem to have generated a lot of consensus, the floating or emerging type do not come to everyone's taste, as it is an alert style somewhat intrusive. However, for those who like them, or those who do not yet have the 5.0 system version, today we teach a tool to take advantage of this add-on.
In fact, some days ago we made a kind of compilation of all those features of the latest Android distributed in its final version (until until Android M make an appearance in October) that more annoying and inconvenient could be to the user and we also gave a series of clues on how to get rid of them. There was no lack of pop-up notifications in that collection. Anyway, surely some of them don't generate any kind of problem, and they even want to be able to get more out of them. Here they have a clue to do it.
Floatify Heads-up, an application in two versions
The application Floatify Heads-up Quick Reply It has two different versions in the Play Store. The first one is free and is able to perform all the functions that we specify in the title of this text, therefore, it will provide us with floating notifications and the ability to respond quickly from them. The version of payment It costs 1.99 euros, and incorporates some experimental features and the possibility of making more gestures to interact with notifications or to customize them to a greater extent.
The application interface, not yet adapting to the design material, is tremendously attractive, with striking colors and very minimalist in its forms. It is also completely translated into Spanish.
Starting to work with Floatify
After installing the app we must grant the permissions necessary for its proper operation, in fact the application itself will take us directly, once we have launched it, to the screens to do so. The first one is to enable Floatify access to notifications and the second also give access to system.
When all of the above is ready, we will begin receiving notifications in format emergent on our Android However, we will have a good amount of features that we can select, for example, the styles of these notifications, or the answer you will offer when clicking on them.
How to enable quick response
Without a doubt, for those who already have Android Lollipop on your smartphone or tablet, the most interesting feature of Floatify It will be able to respond from the notification itself. However, to have it we must activate it, something that will be done from the option ‘Interactions’ fixing Quick Reply in any of the possible gestures.
Given that most of the gestures will only work if we acquire the pro version of the application, the most convenient will be to activate the quick response either with a touch on the notification itself, or with a touch about the icon of it, this is already your choice.