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Floatifications Updated Through Google Play, Brings Ticker Notification Alert Feature

If you aren’t currently running Kit Kat, you may know the struggles of being in a fullscreen app or game and receiving a notification, then not being able to view it without first exiting the app. It’s a very frustrating situation, and before the release of Android 4.4, everyone experienced it. However, there were plenty of floating notification apps that came out following the release of Facebook’s Chat Heads that tried to limit that frustration. If you still find yourself wondering what that notification was while playing Candy Crush or watching a YouTube video, you should go check out the recent update that Floatifications received this week on Google Play. 

With the update, a Ticker notification feature has been added, which allows a fully customizable bubble to appear on top of whatever app you are running that will show you the most recent notification to hit your device. It appears right on the top of the screen, so you won’t have to worry about it getting in the way of whatever you are doing. You can tap the bubble, which will then take you to proper source of the notification. If you don’t want to be bothered with it, simply swipe the bubble away or let it disappear on its own. It’s a very straightforward and handy little notifications app.

There is a free trial on Google Play, and after the trial period, users can pay a small amount to experience the full app. Below there is a brief video which shows off the new Ticker feature. Check it out.

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  • Zane

    I love that this iam_rob guy (the developer) is actively replying to comments on this article. I think I’ll give it a shot just because of that.

    • iam_rob


  • anthony truong

    Just wondering if the app is optimised for the nexus 5 yet cause having issues of the ticker not popping up but the bubble/chat head is fine or is this just me. But yeah awesome app love the direction it’s going

    • iam_rob

      You’ve gotta enable it per app mate, long press the last icon in the app list to see how. Then in Settings choose whether you want it in fullscreen or non fullscreen. Or both 🙂 (I’m the Dev)

  • Owennus

    Meh. HALO is good enough for me.

  • John Burke

    Nice but I prefer NotifierPro for ticker Notifications.
    Still use Floatifications for the “Chat Head” style pop-up though.

  • chris_johns

    now…real question is how does this app affect battery life…and does this pop up work when your screens off or on the homescreen or can you just set it to work when your in fullscreen mode…bc i dont need pop up notifications any other time except then

    • iam_rob

      You can set it for fullscreen apps only.. And it doesn’t affect battery life, I’ve never even seen in appear in my battery stats 😉 (I’m the dev)

  • droid1234

    Smart statusbar can also help look at notifications in full screen apps by allowing the drag down. This is even better as the actions for notifications can also be accessed. Eg: making a text message as marked or skip tracks in music player.

  • tu3218

    On my S4, if I’m in a full screen app all I have to do is drag down where the status bar would be and it shows up. Therefore I can see my notifications without exiting the game, video, etc. Only thing is I can’t obviously see when it comes in. But I can randomly check whenever to see if I have one.

    • michael arazan

      It’s the same on the sg3 as well, it’s quite annoying on swipe games because the status bar drops down when swiping and ruins the game.

  • fartbubbler

    how would this work with the Moto X’s Active Notifications?

    • iam_rob

      You can set it to now show on the lockscreen or over active notifications.. If you wanted 😉 (I’m the dev)

      • fartbubbler

        that’s awesome. thank you for your reply! 🙂

      • Melad360

        hey dev you have a typo in the app.. you used your instead of you’re. on the intro/first startup page

        • iam_rob

          Thanks I’ll fix that

  • Megamaster2

    Would this be useful if you have KitKat? It seems like an iOS esque style of notifications. But I like it 🙂

    • iam_rob

      iOS :O
      If someone had told me iOS esque before I would’ve changed the look haha

      • Trey Mitchell

        Reminds me more of the old Web OS notifications than anything iOS.
        RIP palm ;_;
        additionally my note 2 has always let me swipe from the edge of the screen when in a full screen app to get a notification bar…… so no I’ve never experienced that problem.
        That being said this app does look pretty slick, and I might check it out.

  • JBartcaps

    Why haven’t I heard about this? I want now

  • Philip J. Fry

    Floating notifications is where its at.

  • Pierito

    Pic 1: If that’s the guys home screen…..how does he get to his app drawer? lol

    • He’s probably using Nova, and you can do a gesture to get to the app drawer, which is what I do 🙂

    • Probably a gesture or something. That’s what I do.

    • Steve B

      Gestures young grasshopper. Welcome to 2014.

      • Pierito

        Thank you mastah *GOOOOOOOONG*

    • iam_rob

      Haha yeah I use Apex Launcher.. Swipe up to get to the app drawer 😉 (It’s my screenshot)