08-12-2012 10:23 PM
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  1. Nashstruck's Avatar
    On and iPhone and BB phone, when you get a new email or whatsapp message, the icon automatically changes to incllude a little number "1" next to the icon so that you know that you've received a notification within that app.

    Is this the same for the GS3? I heard from a friend that the icon doesn't change to indicate notications receipt within the app, and the only way to know which app received a message is by bringing down the "notification centre."

    Thanks guys.
    08-11-2012 12:48 PM
  2. funkylogik's Avatar
    if u use Go Launcher and the Go Launcher Notification add-on it does that
    08-11-2012 12:57 PM
  3. Nashstruck's Avatar
    Thanks.

    So I guess the answer is that stock Touchwiz doesn't have icons that light up with the respective notifications?

    That's insane. It's sucha simple feature...
    08-11-2012 01:01 PM
  4. funkylogik's Avatar
    ive honestly never used the touchwiz launcher but i dont think so
    08-11-2012 01:27 PM
  5. robrecht's Avatar
    Thanks.

    So I guess the answer is that stock Touchwiz doesn't have icons that light up with the respective notifications?

    That's insane. It's sucha simple feature...
    It's a failing of TouchWiz that I too neither like nor understand, but it's not quite as bad as it sounds. If you receive an email, there is a small notification in the upper left corner of the lock screen. Phone calls (and text messages, I think) have larger notifications in the main part of the lock screen so you can know which app to open from the lock screen. But it would be easier if they simply put the notification on the app icon, I agree.
    08-11-2012 01:40 PM
  6. funkylogik's Avatar
    heres a missed call on go launcher

    http://db.tt/CfLPWUWR

    it shows u the number of missed calls, txt, email or whatever
    08-11-2012 02:58 PM
  7. Lanhoj's Avatar
    Why settle for just SMS / GMail / Missed Calls Badge Notifications?!

    Here's how to get Badge Notifications (the little red #'s) for ALL your Android Apps!

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=199709


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    08-11-2012 03:00 PM
  8. funkylogik's Avatar
    nova prime isnt free though
    08-11-2012 03:02 PM
  9. Lanhoj's Avatar
    nova prime isnt free though
    No and neither is "Missed It!" (the other App required to get them working) but definitely worth it IMO to get global support for Badge Notifications...once you have them you won't be able to go without them and kicking yourself for waiting so long to get them!
    LoL
    Do the right thing & get them.
    You'll thank yourself later, you'll see.
    And you'll be able to show any of your iPhone friends that Android supports their beloved Badge Notification feature too


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    08-11-2012 03:13 PM
  10. funkylogik's Avatar
    "iphone friends" is an oxymoron lol
    08-11-2012 03:42 PM
  11. deanodrums's Avatar
    Yea I found this a not strange as to why this hasn't been included. Thought it was standard on all phones. Same as like having a certain message tone for a contact. (Not ringtone). BTW I downloaded go launcher for the notification thing. I didn't really like the layout so I uninstalled it and for some reason my s3 is like lightening. Its great

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    08-11-2012 04:06 PM
  12. LurkerX's Avatar
    I like the stock notifications. You only have one place to looks to see all the notifications, the top letft, instead of scanning every icon for every app. Bleh.
    08-11-2012 04:28 PM
  13. Nashstruck's Avatar
    Why settle for just SMS / GMail / Missed Calls Badge Notifications?!

    Here's how to get Badge Notifications (the little red #'s) for ALL your Android Apps!

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=199709


    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    Thank guys. I find myself saying what everyone has been saying all along. BB is the only phone with all the customisation features geared for an immersive experience when using the phone for communication, but it lacks in every other aspect of the smartphone game. iOS isn't too bad but the battery is hell and the screen is crazy small. Android is too awesome with customisation but there ate too many options to choose from! Wish an industry standard set of features will be implemented in the ecosystem one day. For one, global badge notifications!
    08-11-2012 07:35 PM
  14. funkylogik's Avatar
    thats the thing with android though. its open source so there will never be an industry standard but on the other hand someone has shown us one way to get a desired feature and thats the beauty of it
    08-11-2012 07:44 PM
  15. Lanhoj's Avatar
    ...Android is too awesome with customisation but there ate too many options to choose from!...
    You can never have "too many options" IMO. I have for a example about 20$ spent on a half dozen Apps geared solely on improving how I get my Notifications...and am always on the hunt for more.
    I spend about 50$/mos on games & Apps...use to be more but I needed to draw the line somewhere, LoL



    ...on the other hand someone has shown us one way to get a desired feature and thats the beauty of it
    What desired feature?


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    08-11-2012 08:39 PM
  16. ansextra's Avatar
    nova prime isnt free though
    I don't know about you but $4 is well worth it for the extra features as far as I'm concerned. I realize GO Launcher is free but it's gotten so bloated and has so many little pointers to all of their other programs I got really tired of it.
    08-12-2012 12:48 AM
  17. Tkbredx's Avatar
    I don't know about you but $4 is well worth it for the extra features as far as I'm concerned. I realize GO Launcher is free but it's gotten so bloated and has so many little pointers to all of their other programs I got really tired of it.
    same. Why does one need go launcher for go locker? That's so stupid. Waste of memory
    08-12-2012 02:01 AM
  18. Lanhoj's Avatar
    ...Why does one need ... go locker?...
    Try WidgetLocker. Yeah it's a Paid App but it makes your Lock Screen as customizable as any other screen in your phone. Worth the $ IMO.

    Oh, and it also supports global Badge Notifications (not just SMS / GMail / Missed Calls)


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    08-12-2012 02:13 AM
  19. funkylogik's Avatar
    You can never have "too many options" IMO. I have for a example about 20$ spent on a half dozen Apps geared solely on improving how I get my Notifications...and am always on the hunt for more.
    I spend about 50$/mos on games & Apps...use to be more but I needed to draw the line somewhere, LoL





    What desired feature?


    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    the global badge notifications mate
    08-12-2012 12:33 PM
  20. Lanhoj's Avatar
    the global badge notifications mate
    Ah, you got them working? Sweet


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    08-12-2012 12:52 PM
  21. funkylogik's Avatar
    nah its not something i need mate but is a great guide for people who do
    08-12-2012 01:08 PM
  22. Nashstruck's Avatar
    Try WidgetLocker. Yeah it's a Paid App but it makes your Lock Screen as customizable as any other screen in your phone. Worth the $ IMO.

    Oh, and it also supports global Badge Notifications (not just SMS / GMail / Missed Calls)


    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    Can you install Widget Locker without rooting? I.e. Is it an app that you install and just put a checkbox next to an option for global badge notifications?

    I've been reading that you need to use it with Missed It / Nova Launcher, etc.
    08-12-2012 01:24 PM
  23. Lanhoj's Avatar
    Can you install Widget Locker without rooting? I.e. Is it an app that you install and just put a checkbox next to an option for global badge notifications?

    I've been reading that you need to use it with Missed It / Nova Launcher, etc.
    -You don't need to be rooted
    -You don't need Nova - they're independent of each other so you can for example disable Badge Notifications on Nova but keep them on WidgetLocker & vice-versa or have each be a different theme
    -You do need Missed It!
    -It's not as easy as just putting a checkmark

    Here's how--> http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=199709


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    08-12-2012 01:37 PM
  24. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Try WidgetLocker. Yeah it's a Paid App but it makes your Lock Screen as customizable as any other screen in your phone. Worth the $ IMO.

    Oh, and it also supports global Badge Notifications (not just SMS / GMail / Missed Calls)


    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    Thanks. You gave me the motivation I needed to actually get it. Always knew it was good but didn't think I needed it since I had go locker but boy oh boy I'm loving it. I'm rooted and have Google now used the jelly bean lock theme, guess who can use Google now with a slide up just like in the jelly bean demo videos?
    08-12-2012 02:10 PM
  25. Lanhoj's Avatar
    Thanks. You gave me the motivation I needed to actually get it...
    Did you also get "Missed It!" which would enable you to get Badge Notifications (globally for ALL Apps - not just SMS / GMail / Missed Calls like the other "Unread Count"-type Apps) that you can put on WidgetLocker?

    If so, awesome! If not that...that can be the next step in customization--> http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=199709

    But yeah, WidgetLocker while it is a Paid App...the amount of freedom & customization it gives you surpasses all other Lock Screen replacement Apps I know of IMO making it more than worth the asking price and has been a staple of all my Android devices for over a year now. Great Dev with great support too.


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    08-12-2012 02:18 PM
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