July 25, 2014

Pops changes the notification game, again

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Remember a while back when we told you about Pops (Notification Themes) and how it changed the way in which you managed notifications?  At the time, it was designed so that you received special, custom notifications for services like Twitter or Facebook.  We liked it quite a bit and thought that a lot of you would enjoy changing things up.

The Isreali company is back and they have given the app a top-to-bottom overhaul.  Now, instead of tying notifications to services, it’s paired with people.  Much smarter.  Much like custom ringtones do for your phone, Pops provides a custom animation and tone for messages, emails, Twitter, Facebook, and more.  Hear that catchy jingle and see that silly video clip?  That must be your BFF saying something!

We had a chance to peek at this new Pops back in June when we sat down at Google IO and were immediately impressed with the new look.  Not only is the system designed in a smarter way than before but it’s way more polished and sexier.  Even the stock, predesigned notifications are sharper and more in line with the Android 4.0 and 4.1 aesthetics.

[pullquote4 align="center" bgColor="#e9e9e9" textColor="#3bcf1d"]Custom notifications for people and not services leads to far less clutter and annoyance.[/pullquote4]

If you find yourself a big fan of Pops and want  to evangelize the app you’ll be happy to see the new Pop-out feature.  Create a notification for yourself and send it to a friend or contact and then can see first-hand what sort of stuff they can create.  If, for some reason, you do not see one among the myriad of options, use the camera and record something unique!

We don’t want to leak anything ahead of time and spoil Pops’ thunder but we’re super excited at the stuff that lies ahead.  The company has a great perspective on things and it’s beyond just putting hamster dances on your Android.

By the way, we recommend checking out the Android category.  You’ll find a really cool AndroidGuys notification that’s pretty neat stuff, if we do say so.

[download_link link="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pops.app" variation="hotpink" target="blank"]Download Pops (Google Play)[/download_link]