Monday, December 22, 2008

Announcing SMS Popup for Android

SMS Popup ScreenshotI just uploaded my 2nd Android app to the Market - it's called SMS Popup - a very simple app that just displays an incoming SMS message in a popup dialog (activity). I grew used to this feature on my iPhone and while I like Android's notification system, I still find it useful to be able to quickly look down at my phone and see the incoming text.

Here are the release notes for the first version (0.9 because I'm sure there will be bugs!).

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SMS Popup v0.9.0

  • Show a popup dialog when a you receive an SMS
  • The screen will wake up for a user defined time
  • The secure keyguard will be disabled (only for the initial popup, after that you will need to unlock as normal)
  • Close or Reply to the message
  • If more than 1 message is pending an Inbox button is shown
  • The Reply button calls the proper system intent, if there are any other applications available that can provide this functionality a dialog should show offering a choice of which application to use to reply. To use Chomp SMS make sure you have the latest version of Chomp (1.6) - previous versions did not use the standard intent filters.
Once again, credit for the app icon goes to Min Tran ( - thanks for the great free icon sets!