Floating Touch is Like Chat Heads But With Quick Toggles, App Shortcuts, and Other Tools

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Facebook Home may be a massive bust in our eyes, but if there was one innovation that came out of that project, it’s pretty clear that it was Chat Heads. We’ve already seen an app called Floating Notifications mimic the functionality by surfacing as a way to better manage notifications without having to access the notification shade. And of course, we all know that Paranoid Android’s HALO was inspired by Facebook’s floating messenger app. Tonight though, we have a new app to share that has attempted to tackle the floating app trend – it’s called Floating Touch(more…)

Paranoid Android to Introduce New Multi-Windowing Chat Head-like Feature in Upcoming Alpha Build

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Details are still scarce as to what exactly is going on, but there are plenty of teasers on Google+ and YouTube taking place, showing proof of concept for a new “multi-window” feature that is to be baked into the Paranoid Android ROM. Please allow me to try and explain. Imagine a Chat Heads-like function for every application on your device. That is what they are working on.  (more…)

Facebook Pages Manager Receives Update, Adds External Link Support and More

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Managers of a Facebook Page take note, because today, the Pages Manager app for Android has been updated. If you are someone who loves to keep their pages updated on the go, today’s update will certainly be welcome with its new features. You can now share photos from other applications, promote your posts at the same time you post them, and turn links from outside the app into posts for your page.  (more…)

Ninja SMS, Brings Chat Head-like Texting Feature to All Android Phones

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When I walked away from Facebook’s press event last week, there was one thing I was truly excited for – Chat Heads. They allow for users to chat with friends over any application that is currently in use on your device. It removes the need to choose between a conversation with your friends and a game/movie/app you are using. In short, it’s genius.  (more…)