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
*** Voice: Read WhatsApp messages with voice (requires Android 4.1+)
*** Stop WhatsApp: put WhatsApp offline with 'Brute force' or 'Force Stop' methods
*** Ghost mode: allow you to send and receive messages without updating last seen hour
**** CHECK OTHER PEOPLE'S LAST SEEN
*** Pattern protection: lock Whatsapp and require password to open it
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.
ShutApp has the ability to read your incoming messages (useful when driving, or running for example)
Disables 3G and WIFI allowing you to send chat messages without updating the last seen. An option allows to start WhatsApp when entering in ghost mode and exiting when leaving WhatsApp
The persistent Ghost, automatically enters ghost mode when WhatsApp is open and exits ghost mode when leaving,
Lock WhatsApp and require pattern to unlock (requires external app, follow instructions in settings)
Two methods exist
* Brute Force, (like all the other applications in the Play store and Pomelo OLD ShutApp) and not 100% effective
* Force Stop, (recommended) that 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
Complete restyling, new widgets, check other contacts' last seen without updating yours.
Watch the video for instructions.