Android apps make notifications more interesting

The app formerly known as Floating Notifications (TAFKAFN, if we’re following Prince’s logic), now going under the moniker Fortifications, was updated at the start of the year to include a new ticker display option, as well as to reflect its name change.

At its core, what Fortifications does is take Facebook’s chat-head-style interface and apply it to virtually any app you want, although the company notes during the setup process that there may be a few that are incompatible – and to email them to add support.

One of the key advantages of Fortifications over stock Android is that it also works in full-screen mode, allowing for uninterrupted access to notifications. So if you’re watching a YouTube video, for example, and receive an SMS, you don’t actually have to navigate away from whatever you are watching to read the content of the message. Tapping on it, however, will take you to your normal messaging app to reply (and therefore away from whatever you were doing before).

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