Get Samsung’s Smart Alert feature on all phones with Vibify



When you’re in a hurry you don’t have time to wade through notifications from apps you don’t care about. You just want to know if there is anything important that needs your attention. Samsung phones come with a feature called “Smart Alert” that vibrates when you pick up your phone if there is a notification from an important app.

This feature is very handy because it lets users know if they should delve deeper into their phone. Vibify is an app that brings this same functionality to all Android phones. It only works if you phone remains locked and still. Upon picking you phone up you will feel a small vibration if one of your selected apps has a notification. For example, you can have it so when you pick up your phone it gives you a little buzz if you have a missed call or SMS message. New Facebook comments or other non-important things will be ignored.

Vibify can also turn the screen on for you when you pick up your phone, granted there is a notification from one of the apps you selected. The app consumes battery (using wakelock) only if screen is off and still for more than 7 seconds, and it does not run when the battery is low. Head on over to XDA to download the APK on your phone. Requires Android 4.3 and above.

[via Lifehacker]

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  1. Why would anyone have notifications from apps they don’t care about? Just disable their notifications. I prefer repeating audible (or vibrating) notification reminders – this way I know if there’s something requiring my attention before I pickup the phone – and maybe pick it up sooner.

    1. Some notifications don’t need attention. Personally I use the MLB At Bat app to follow my Giants, and I have it set to alert me every lead change, but I don’t need to know this if I’m in a hurry doing whatever.

      1. I have some notifications set to silent, because I don’t consider them important enough to interrupt me if I’m not already looking at the phone, but I also don’t want to have to check the app either.

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