Here is How to Take Full Advantage of the Jelly Bean Expandable Notifications

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  • 28 Sep 2012
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  • Even if the Android 4.1 update hasn’t reached your device yet, this is one app you will want to remind yourself about for when the update arrives. Let me remind you that with Jelly Bean notifications are now expandable, removing the need to open a full application to simply read a text or email. You can also interact with an app straight from the notification area, all without ever leaving the home screen.


    Notif is a simple app developed especially for Jelly Bean. It allows you to create “rich” notifications for reminders, passwords, lists, pictures, or anything else you’d like to put up there that you can think of. There are four types of notifications you can create. Through the app interface you browse through the different types using convenient swipe gestures. The first type allows for the simple title and one more line of content. The second holds a title, an expanded title, and multiple lines of content. The third is for images that you can select from the SD card or take using the camera. You can add a title, an expanded title and a bit of content. Finally the forth is an expandable list where you can add a title, up to 7 items, a summary, and a reduced one-line of content.

    With Notif you get a beautiful interface, very easy to use and understand. You have the ability to add multiple items of the same type and there is a dedicated button to clear all notifications. You can select a different icon for each and make them ongoing so they won’t be cleared. The app is currently missing a dark theme that the developer has promised to bring with an update.


    Notif by Eric Carboni is offered for free, without ads or limitations, on the Play Store.

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