The status bar is a fine way to see your notifications as they come in, but Floatifications offers a different route. This app – which was previously known by the name Floating Notifications – puts your notifications into a secondary popup system. The app is getting an update today with a new notification type and plenty of tweaks and fixes.

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The headlining feature in this update is the new ticker notification type. If you're playing a game or otherwise unable to see the status bar, Floatifications tells you there is a notification and lets you interact with it, but the ticker option shows you the text of the notification like the status bar would if it were visible. It drops down from the top of the screen, then retracts a few seconds later. You can tap on it to open the corresponding app or swipe it away manually. In usual Floatifications style, you can choose which apps produce tickers and under what circumstances.

The rest of the tweaks are nothing to sneeze at either. Here's the full changelog:

  • Added new ticker notification type
  • Added fullscreen only mode
  • Added option to customize the gap between stacked icons
  • Added option to unlink FN and status bar notifications (4.3+)
  • Fixed app crashing on some devices when loading app list
  • Fixed compatibility with many apps (PushBullet, Titanium Backup, Google Keep & more)
  • Fixed app continuously asking to enable the service
  • Fixed pinned icon not showing on certain devices
  • Fixed broken backup & restore
  • Minor bug fixes

The new update is live in Google Play with a 14 day trial. The full version costs about $2.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Sorian

    If this is as good as it sounds, I think I will be adding this to my purchased apps. Glad they have a trial version!

  • Armando Rodriguez

    This is a good system for iOS/WP switchers

  • Andy Stetson

    watched the clip, one of the recommended vids is the Micheal Bay CES walk-off. Funniest thing i've seen in a while! App looks pretty cool too.

  • Megamaster2

    That's amazing. Can anyone tell me what game that is? :)

  • Robert Alex Kibler

    Looks cool. My galaxy nexus would be way too slow for this, so I'm going to wishlist it until i can get my new Nexus 5.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    It looks like a mix of HALO's bubble from Paranoid Android and iOS7 style notifications

  • Jason Bourne

    Anyone been able to get the Ticker notifications to work yet? No dice for me yet (Nexus 5, Stock KK).

  • Joel Santamaria

    i upgraded the app and now im unable to modify the App Notifications, it doesnt let me modify any setting. I have the accessibility ON. Before the update it was working perfect. dont know what happened

  • CayBabe

    Can anyone tell me what the icons on the app listing mean? ie, the 3 lines, the 2 boxes, the left facing arrow, the four-square, etc?

  • CayBabe

    PS-How much is the app if I choose to buy?