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Add Wear Notifications to Android App

January 24, 2016Category: Software
TL;DR : Use notification mechanism. Steps are: Create a WearableExtender: Extend the notification mechanism: Trigger the notification: After reading various sources , I got my application to send notification to my watch using the code above. At the beginning, I thought the…

Android: Make Your Notification even Sticky-er

October 16, 2014Category: Software
In my previous post , I've expanded things to make a notification sticky. This worked in my tests until yesterday, when I've found a new case where my notification would go away: Build an sticky notification as per the two previous posts Activate the notification - this will trigger the activity…

Android: Make Your Notification Sticky

October 14, 2014Category: Software
Following my quest from the previous article , I realised that my app would not be in the foreground, like an email, browser or a game might be, but it would work without any GUI, using something like a cron job. This is all nice and lovely, but I'm not fond of applications doing stuff behind my…

Android: Notifications with Custom Layout

October 14, 2014Category: Software
In the previous entries, I have managed to display a notification and make it sticky . Now, since the app I'm developing is supposed to be visible mainly through this notification, I wanted to see if I can customise the actual content. Yes, I know there are options by default, like: Small and…

Android: Display a Notification

October 13, 2014Category: Software
One of the applications I'm thinking about I want it designed like the notification-based applications you see out there (Light Flow from reactle comes to mind). To be able to do this, I first need the app to display a notification on the device as a first step. The code to trigger a notification…

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