From a very early age we have an intrinsic obsession with things that float. Why do you think we love balloons and bubbles so much? So, it's no surprise that our smartphones are being invaded by floating features.
Facebook popularized the idea of floating on-screen objects with their chat head notifications on the Facebook Home launcher. Inspired by these floaters, Paranoid Android came out with HALO, an application on their custom ROM that allowed persistent notifications to be streamed in one place via a floating icon.
Until recently, no one has been able to replicate the HALO feel for... more