ShutApp offer you a set of services:
*** Popups: Standard and overlay (requires Android 4.1+)
****** These allows the reading of pending messages WITHOUT UPDATING the LAST SEEN and avoiding BLUE DOUBLE CHECK
*** Chats: allows the reading of pending messages in a window WITHOUT UPDATING the LAST SEEN and avoiding BLUE DOUBLE CHECK
*** Voice: Read WhatsApp messages with Text to Speech (requires Android 4.1+)
*** Stop WhatsApp: put WhatsApp offline through the 'Force Stop' method
*** PLEASE DONATE if you find the APP USEFUL
when you receive a WhatsApp message ShutApp will raise a popup that will allow you to read the text WITHOUT UPDATING THE LAST SEEN.
*** Important: you'll be able to read ALL the message text not just a part (as in the notification) and you're NOT limited to 7 messages as WhatsApp notification is.
Two types of popup exist: normal and overlay (see images).
The first one is a normal - scrollable - popup.
The second option creates an overlay panel thay DOES NOT INTERRUPT your current activity. Even you can read incoming WhatsApp messages while chatting in another WhatsApp conversation.
In both cases you can chose the order of the messages.
Also in both cases, clicking the X icon will discard the conversations and the \/ icon will postpone message (if you want to read them later).
Another option allows you to read the messages when the phone is locked.
There exists an option to disable popup for specific contacts or groups.
The chat window allow you to read all the messages without updating last seen not sending blue double check to the other person.
ShutApp has the ability to read your incoming messages (useful when driving, or running for example). Set per-contact language or disable this option for some of them.
* Force Stop easily allows you to stop WhatsApp and restart it when you want (100% effective)
You can enable a notification icon to start and stop WhatsApp quickly. It will remind you the current state (stopped or running).
MOREOVER a set of widgets allow you to interact with the app without launching it.
ShutApp allows you also to create a shortcut to start WhatsApp. This shortcut will open WhatsApp if it is already running and will ask you if you actually wants to open it if it is stopped.
This avoid accidental opens.
*** IMPORTANT: The app is in beta stage. Please give feedback or suggestions at [email protected]
*** EXPLANATION OF PERMISSIONS:
android.permission.KILL_BACKGROUND_PROCESSES -> To Kill WhatsApp Service with Brute Force
android.permission.GET_TASKS -> Same as above
com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT -> to install the shortcut to WhatsApp
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK -> Popup over LockScreen
android.permission.DISABLE_KEYGUARD -> Same as above
android.permission.READ_CONTACTS -> Bring you to the right WhatsApp conversation when clicking Popup
android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW -> Overlay Popup
android.permission.EXPAND_STATUS_BAR -> Close status bar when notification clicked
android.permission.CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE -> Disable connections when in ghost mode
android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE -> Same as above
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE -> Same as above
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE -> Same as above
* Ghost mode temporarily removed for new installations (will continue working on existing installations)
** Lollipop Compatibility
** New 'Chats' button to see last chats without need for popup