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With this app, any device can get the heads-up notifications introduced in the new Android 5.0 “L Developer Preview”, no root required. But according to Addictivetips (and a lot of the users), this app "has done more than just replicate a feature of Android L. Even if you aren’t dying to try Android L and some of its new features, this app is worth a try".

FEATURES:
Displays the latest notification as a floating popup
Easily control which notifications to display
Quick actions: mark messages as read in one tap (Android 4.1+, doesn't work with all devices and apps)
Display the heads-up on lock screen as well
Battery friendly! (Email me if you notice significant battery consumption after installing)
Choose how long you want the notifications to display
Pocket detection / active display (causes a tiny increase in battery usage if you get a ton of notifications)
Display notifications on the lock screen until dismissed
Privacy on the lock screen
Multiple themes
Choose popup positioning and opacity
Don't display heads-up while using certain apps
Display a popup for the currently playing song
Compact/expandable mode
Full notification

LANGUAGES:
Heads-up notifications is available in 14 languages:
English
Russian (translated by Алексей Громов)
Chinese (translated by Youlun Zhai)
Chinese traditional (translated by Hsu Still)
French (translated by ozzii)
Spanish (translated by Luis Zuñiga and Andrés Cícero)
German (translated by Jürgen Wahlmann)
Italian (translated by Demetrio Carrara)
Portuguese (translated by Eric Alencar)
Polish (translated by Michał Suchański)
Serbian (translated by ozzii)
Bulgarian (translated by Misho Georgiev)
Swedish (translated by Victor Westerlund)
Norwegian (translated by me)
If you want to help translate, you can find all the strings used in Heads-up here:
http://goo.gl/Z732Ex
While it's not translated into any of these languages, it also supports notifications in right-to-left languages.

COMMON ISSUES:
If no popups appear, please make sure that Heads-up shows up in the list of running services. If it doesn't, make sure you have enabled the service, and then reboot the phone.

If your device is running Android 4.2 or earlier, and you have other accessibility services running (such as Pushbullet), they might block Heads-up from receiving your notifications. Please try to disable them if Heads-up doesn't work.

Huawei, XIAOMI and MIUI users: please allow Heads-up to display popups under Settings > Apps > Downloaded > Heads-up. It might also be necessary to reset the app data/settings.

Uninstalling: If you find that the uninstall button is disabled, go to System Settings > Security > Device administrators > Heads-up, and tap Disable.

Other: Facebook Messenger, AcDisplay and PushBullet notification mirroring conflicts with Heads-up. And no, it doesn't display more than the latest notification (after all, this is meant for instant notifications when using the device, not as a lock screen).

OPEN-SOURCE:
Heads-up is now open-source!
If you want to help out, jump in at:
https://github.com/SimenCodes/heads-up/
If you experience any issues, or have feature requests, please open an issue at:
https://github.com/SimenCodes/heads-up/issues/
If the app crashes, please tap 'Report', then 'Send'. This makes it far easier to find and fix bugs.

Recent changes:
Heads-up is open-source!

Sorry, but I don't have time to update this app as much as I'd like to. I decided to put all the code on GitHub, so you can add features and make changes as you wish. Enjoy!

1.8.2
-Improved "welcome" screen
-Slightly prettier icon
-Shadows aren't as "pointy" anymore
-Help is now on GitHub
-Bug fixes
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About Heads-up notifications
With this app, any device can get the heads-up notifications introduced in the new Android 5.0 “L Developer Preview”, no root required. But according to Addictivetips (and a lot of the users), this app "has done more than just replicate a feature of Android L. Even if you aren’t dying to try Android L and some of its new features, this app is worth a try".

FEATURES:
Displays the latest notification as a floating popup
Easily control which notifications to display
Quick actions: mark messages as read in one tap (Android 4.1+, doesn't work with all devices and apps)
Display the heads-up on lock screen as well
Battery friendly! (Email me if you notice significant battery consumption after installing)
Choose how long you want the notifications to display
Pocket detection / active display (causes a tiny increase in battery usage if you get a ton of notifications)
Display notifications on the lock screen until dismissed
Privacy on the lock screen
Multiple themes
Choose popup positioning and opacity
Don't display heads-up while using certain apps
Display a popup for the currently playing song
Compact/expandable mode
Full notification

LANGUAGES:
Heads-up notifications is available in 14 languages:
English
Russian (translated by Алексей Громов)
Chinese (translated by Youlun Zhai)
Chinese traditional (translated by Hsu Still)
French (translated by ozzii)
Spanish (translated by Luis Zuñiga and Andrés Cícero)
German (translated by Jürgen Wahlmann)
Italian (translated by Demetrio Carrara)
Portuguese (translated by Eric Alencar)
Polish (translated by Michał Suchański)
Serbian (translated by ozzii)
Bulgarian (translated by Misho Georgiev)
Swedish (translated by Victor Westerlund)
Norwegian (translated by me)
If you want to help translate, you can find all the strings used in Heads-up here:
http://goo.gl/Z732Ex
While it's not translated into any of these languages, it also supports notifications in right-to-left languages.

COMMON ISSUES:
If no popups appear, please make sure that Heads-up shows up in the list of running services. If it doesn't, make sure you have enabled the service, and then reboot the phone.

If your device is running Android 4.2 or earlier, and you have other accessibility services running (such as Pushbullet), they might block Heads-up from receiving your notifications. Please try to disable them if Heads-up doesn't work.

Huawei, XIAOMI and MIUI users: please allow Heads-up to display popups under Settings > Apps > Downloaded > Heads-up. It might also be necessary to reset the app data/settings.

Uninstalling: If you find that the uninstall button is disabled, go to System Settings > Security > Device administrators > Heads-up, and tap Disable.

Other: Facebook Messenger, AcDisplay and PushBullet notification mirroring conflicts with Heads-up. And no, it doesn't display more than the latest notification (after all, this is meant for instant notifications when using the device, not as a lock screen).

OPEN-SOURCE:
Heads-up is now open-source!
If you want to help out, jump in at:
https://github.com/SimenCodes/heads-up/
If you experience any issues, or have feature requests, please open an issue at:
https://github.com/SimenCodes/heads-up/issues/
If the app crashes, please tap 'Report', then 'Send'. This makes it far easier to find and fix bugs.

Recent changes:
Heads-up is open-source!

Sorry, but I don't have time to update this app as much as I'd like to. I decided to put all the code on GitHub, so you can add features and make changes as you wish. Enjoy!

1.8.2
-Improved "welcome" screen
-Slightly prettier icon
-Shadows aren't as "pointy" anymore
-Help is now on GitHub
-Bug fixes

User reviews of Heads-up notifications
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A Google User
Tuesday 11:36 AM
Just works and it's amazing. thank you!
A Google User
Tuesday 4:59 AM
Not working I am not getting the notifications, is it because of nova launcher or snaplock lock screen? Please respond.
A Google User
Monday 5:59 AM
Does not work on samsung galaxy tab 2 Does not work on the samsung galaxy tab. Can u check?
A Google User
Monday 4:45 AM
Best lockscreen notifying solution Liked this. Very useful for lockscreen notifications. Displays exactly like on the notifications center and has a pocket mode for phones with proximity sensor. Awesome themes too. 5/5
A Google User
Monday 4:20 AM
Great but buggy. It works great but a few things. Somehow some messages did not trigger at all to wake my screen and sometime there was no sound notification at all. Affected my led notification too.