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Desktop Notifications 1.5

Description of Desktop Notifications 1.5:
Don't miss any notification on your phone or tablet.

This app allows you to receive Android notifications in your browser. Instead of checking notifications directly on your phone, you can check them on your desktop while surfing the Web.

In order to use this app you also need to install one of our companion browser extensions.

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox (BETA)

After installing the app on your phone, enable the accessibility service *Desktop Notifications* and enter a randomly generated code into the browser extension of your choice.



On some Samsung phones (for example Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note) enabling our Accessibility Service causes the phone to speak actions like "folder opened" (-> enabling the TalkBack feature, even if it is turned off). This is a bug in Samsung's TouchWiz interface. We can't do anything about it and have to wait for Samsung to fix it. Many other apps suffer from this bug. You can follow the bug report here:

Some of our users told us that a workaround is to disable Samsung TTS in Settings > Apps > All Apps.



The app uses a secure communication to transfer the data. We developed the app as part of a research project at the Human Computer Interaction group (www.hcilab.org) at the University of Stuttgart. We collect data about the user interaction with the notifications. We do NOT keep the text or any information about you. The data is stored in such a way that the privacy and anonymity are preserved. The data collected is only and just only used for research purposes. It is assured that there will be not attempt to misuse the data or identify any user. By downloading and using this app, you support and contribute in our research.
We thank in advance for your understanding and support.



Q: Why do I have enable the accessibility service?
A: Android does not allow access to the notifications by default. Using a accessibility service allows our app to bypass this restriction.

Q: Why do some notifications like downloads and battery information create so many notifications on the desktop?
A: Because our access to the notifications is very limited every single change to a notification (like the download progress) looks like a new notification to our app. You can disable annoying apps in the settings of our Android app.

Q: Enabling the accessibility service causes TalkBack to be activated.
A: Please read the KNOWN ISSUE paragraph above.

Q: How can I stop the "Choose input method" notifications?
A: This notification is created by Android every time the keyboard is opened. To stop it open the settings in our Android app and disable "Android System".

Q: It does not work!
A: Please make sure you enabled the accessibility service and double check the code in the Chrome extension. If the problem persists you can contact us at hcilab@gmail.com.

Q: Can I pair multiple devices?
A: We just added basic functionality to pair multiple devices in the browser extensions. Just enter (up to 3) codes separated by commas (no spaces) and you will receive notifications from all devices. For example CODE1,CODE2



We are very happy if you have feedback for us and/or report problems. But responding to comments and ratings is very limited, so please send us a mail to hcilab@gmail.com instead or make sure we can contact you via Google+. Thank you!



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Supported OS: Android

System Req: Android 2.2 and up

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