The HTC One M8’s DotView case is a pretty interesting accessory. It gives you a glimpse at several device statuses and notifications, including time, weather, notifications about SMS messages, the ability to answer and decline incoming calls, and more — all without having to power it on. You can read more about it in our HTC One M8 DotView case hands-on.
Unfortunately the DotView case doesn’t work with all notifications. In fact, there are very few built-in applications it does work with. HTC also didn’t make an SDK to allow third-party apps to display their own. Things might change soon, though, thanks to the after-market development community surrounding the phone.
Prominent developer Shen Ye posted an image to Google+ showing the DotView case lit up with a Twitter notification, something we certainly don’t get out of its stock capabilities. Unfortunately that’s all we get, as the simple caption of “DotView hacking” was the only other thing accompanying the post.
It wouldn’t be like Shen Ye to tease without intentions of giving up the goods, though, so it may not be long before we see some sort of mod to flash atop the many Sense 6.0 ROMs already running about for this phone.
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