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    Thumbs up Light Flow - LED and Notifications App

    I know most of us are aware how well this works on the Nexus 4. For those who are new to the forum I highly recommend you give this app a try. I'm using the lite (free) version.
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    I love it! Works great!
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    Based upon how well the free version works, I bought the paid app for Yahoo Mail and Any.do notifications as well as some other features in the paid app. I had a problem with Any.do and e-mailed the dev and a fixed new version was uploaded in about 12 hours. Highly recommended.
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    I agree completely. The pulse notification light is pretty useless stock. Light Flow makes it nearly fully featured. I also ended up buying for additional app support.

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    agree, and there was an update yesterday which fixed few issues.
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    I agree, I love this app, and have been using it since my Nexus One days.

    My only minor niggle with it is the dismissal options, specifically with texts. If I'm texting someone and I turn the screen off with the Messaging app open, when I get a new text, the notification disappears as soon as I turn on the screen. I have it set to dismiss when the app opens, and it will do that at the lock screen with the app open in the background. There are times when I want to simply check the contents of the text by pulling down the notification bar at the lock screen. Minor issue, which is resolved by hitting the home button before I turn the screen off, or changing the dismissal option to "when notification bar pulled down" I just like things a certain way, and is no fault of the app.

    Very glad I purchased it all that time ago, and couldn't imagine owning a phone without a multicolour LED and full control over it, even down to the length of the pulses.
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    Hi - new to Android and coming from an iPhone, so this notification light is pretty groundbreaking for me.

    I have a couple of questions about the app. Can you prioritize which light it flashing? Say I get a text, missed call, and e-mail. Can I prioritize the notification in order of importance to me? If I say missed call is most important, then text, then e-mail - will that mean that if all three occur then the missed call color will flash? If you have multiple notifications, will the app rotate through the colors or will it only flash the priority notification? Thanks for the help.
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    Just got my nexus yesterday. Thanks for posting about this, gcorliss. Good to know.
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    If you have multiple notifications, will the app rotate through the colors or will it only flash the priority notification?
    It rotates through all notifications. However, the rotation speed is slow. I use a custom flash of (10,300) for all notifications. I get several flashes of the first color, then several of the second, etc. In practice, it's not that useful a feature. You would have to watch the phone for a while to detect which types of notifications you have.

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    If you have multiple notifications, will the app rotate through the colors or will it only flash the priority notification?
    It rotates through all notifications. However, the rotation speed is slow. I use a custom flash of (10,300) for all notifications. I get several flashes of the first color, then several of the second, etc. In practice, it's not that useful a feature. You would have to watch the phone for a while to detect which types of notifications you have.
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    Downloading..........................................NOW!!! I love the nexus
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    Quote Originally Posted by red5ive1 View Post
    Hi - new to Android and coming from an iPhone, so this notification light is pretty groundbreaking for me.

    I have a couple of questions about the app. Can you prioritize which light it flashing? Say I get a text, missed call, and e-mail. Can I prioritize the notification in order of importance to me? If I say missed call is most important, then text, then e-mail - will that mean that if all three occur then the missed call color will flash? If you have multiple notifications, will the app rotate through the colors or will it only flash the priority notification? Thanks for the help.
    Quote Originally Posted by deichenlaub View Post
    It rotates through all notifications. However, the rotation speed is slow. I use a custom flash of (10,300) for all notifications. I get several flashes of the first color, then several of the second, etc. In practice, it's not that useful a feature. You would have to watch the phone for a while to detect which types of notifications you have.
    like said by deichenlaub, it will rotate but if you want to customize the rotation speed you have to buy the premium. but i will say its well worth it.
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    I installed Light Flow free version, and now the notification light blinks constantly, even with no apps running and no new notifications.

    Besides possibly looking "cool," depending on your taste, wouldn't this defeat the whole purpose of having a notification light?

    Could this potentially be due to GPS location services, security software, and ad blocking all being listed in the top left corner, even though they don't produce any new "notifications?"

    I would prefer it if there are no new notifications then no blinky blinky. Help?
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    Make sure that it isn't one of the default notification settings that are preset. Open Light Flow - > Notifications - > sorting options (upper right 3 staggered lines) - > sort by priority. Every active notification shows up at the top. The color corresponds to the light color. Choose the notification item of matching color. You can disable that notification or change how it's cleared.

    If I remember correctly, "no service" blinks white by default. It doesn't clear that notification until it gets service or until you change the clear notification style. (Or disable the notification.)


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    Can anyone tell me if Light Flow will notify me of a pushed email/new text when the phone is asleep? Or does the Nexus 4 have to be awake to get push? I know there is an issue with the phone not being able to connect to WiFi after being alseep, but I don't seem to have that issue (although push email is definitely not working very well for me on the Nexus 4).

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    At night when my phone is asleep, it does blink my designated color when I get a pushed email. Does it well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newsman787 View Post
    At night when my phone is asleep, it does blink my designated color when I get a pushed email. Does it well!
    Great, thanks for the response.
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    i asked this in the past i think, so forgive me asking again...but what apps/notifications work with the free version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pitchersduel View Post
    i asked this in the past i think, so forgive me asking again...but what apps/notifications work with the free version?
    The differences between the free and paid can be found at the developer website.

    http://www.folioflow.com/ff/page/web...ow/pageId/1687

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    Quote Originally Posted by runtmms View Post
    The differences between the free and paid can be found at the developer website.

    Light Flow - Features

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    aww thanks
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    Its a must have for any nexus user!

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    ummm real quick. i downloaded the lite version last night...but after opening it up it said something about the phone will say it collects info such as credit card info but it actually wont? whats that about? i went ahead and uninstalled just to be on the safe side until i can get that issue cleared up.
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    bump...anyone?
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    They have a detailed explanation of why they need the privileges they need. You either believe them or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitchersduel View Post
    ummm real quick. i downloaded the lite version last night...but after opening it up it said something about the phone will say it collects info such as credit card info but it actually wont? whats that about? i went ahead and uninstalled just to be on the safe side until i can get that issue cleared up.
    That's a generic warning message Android gives when switching on an accessibility service. A more detailed explanation can be found here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey Rendon View Post
    That's a generic warning message Android gives when switching on an accessibility service. A more detailed explanation can be found here.
    hmmm thanks, i'll look it over
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