Paranoid Android is one of the most popular custom ROMs available on Android today. And one of the prominent features of the ROM is Peek, which basically gives users complete control over the notifications by just lifting the smartphone. Users can then pick which notification they would like to see or dismiss them right within the lock screen.
It’s based on motion detection, so the user only has to lift the smartphone off the surface and Peek will do the rest. This feature made its way to other Android 4.4 devices as well with an APK file being published by the developers. Naturally, this was inconvenient for the developers as it’s hard to keep updating apps which were side loaded. So they have now wisely decided to bring the app to the Play Store carrying a price tag of $4.09.
It might seem like quite a lot to pay for an application, but the work that has gone behind the making of the app and the mere functionality it brings forth is enough reason to make the purchase. Unfortunately, the app seems to have been taken down temporarily as the developer is apparently fixing some bugs, but rest assured it will be live soon.
The screenshot above should give you a better understanding of how exactly this feature works. It’s commendable of the developer (Jesús David Gulfo Agudelo) to introduce this feature with other Android devices, while it was only limited to Paranoid Android for quite some time. Make sure you bookmark the Play Store link below and check back in a few hours when the developer will have the updated version of the app ready.