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Espier Notification i6/i7 - Newbie Guide

作者 Vivindu on 3月 20, 2013

Espier Notifications (iOS7) acts as a service of Android Accessibility module to fetch and manage all notifications which are sent by apps to the system. Therefore, you have to enable Espier Notification (iOS7) service in your Accessibility.

In the Plugins for Launcher page, enable Espier Notifications (iOS7). Tap the setting entry of Espier Notifications (iOS7) to enter the setting page, and then tap Notification service entry. After this, the system will show your system Accessibility management page. Please make sure Espier Notifications (iOS7) is enabled, as shown in Figure 2.

Because of the limitation of Android Accessibility mechanism, you can not enable multiple accessibility services at the same time. Therefore, you need to make sure that there is only one Espier Notifications (iOS7) service is enabled, especially when you installed Espier Notifications and Espier Notifications iOS7 simultaneously.

Espier Notifications (iOS7) can fetch notifications sent from various apps and show them in the specific alert style. Espier Notifications (iOS7) can show the notifications in banners or alert boxes. It can also transfer the notifications to Espier Screen Locker (iOS7) and show them on the lock screen. Additionally, the feature of icon badge in Espier Launcher (iOS7) is also dependent on Espier Notifications (iOS7).

You can also set Espier Notifications (iOS7) to ignore all notifications from specific apps. This is managed through Notification Center page of Espier Notifications (iOS7). By the default, Espier Notifications (iOS7) puts the popular apps (such as Google Map and WhatsApp) into the notification center and ignore others. You can change this in the Notification Center page of Espier Notifications (iOS7).

For example, if you want to show the notifications from QQ in banners, you can follow the steps:

Tap Espier Hub -> Plugins for Launcher -> Espier Notifications (iOS7) Settings -> Notification Center -> QQ, and enable Notification Center and set Alter Style to be Banners, as shown in Figure:


If you hope Espier Launcher (iOS7) can show badge on your QQ icon when there is a new unread notifications, you can enable Badge App Icon. After this, when there are some new notifications, the badge on QQ icon will show the number of unread notifications. See Figure:


If you hope Espier Screen Locker (iOS7) can show the new notifications from QQ, you can enable View in Lock Screen. After this, when the screen is locked and there is a new notification from QQ, Espier Screen Locker (iOS7) will show the notification on the lock screen. See Figure:


Options of Notification (iOS7)

You can enter into the settings page of Espier Notifications (iOS7) through the following ways:

  1. If you installed Espier Launcher (iOS7), please tap Espier Hub -> Plugins of Launcher -> Espier Notifications (iOS7) Settings.
  2. If you did not install Espier Launcher (iOS7), please find Espier Notifications (iOS7) in your launcher (desktop) app and tap the icon.

Espier Notifications (iOS7)

This is the master switcher which controls whether enable Espier Notifications (iOS7) to work.

Notification Service

Espier Notifications (iOS7) acts as a service of Android Accessibility module to fetch and manage all notifications which are sent by apps to the system. Therefore, you have to enable Espier Notification (iOS7) service in your Accessibility.

Because of the limitation of Android Accessibility mechanism, you can not enable multiple accessibility services at the same time. Therefore, you need to make sure that there is only one Espier Notifications (iOS7) service is enabled, especially when you installed Espier Notifications and Espier Notifications iOS7 simultaneously.

Clear Status Bar

Turn on this switcher to show the clear status bar in iOS style.

Battery Percentage

Turn on this switcher to show the battery percentage on the clear status bar.

Operator Name

This option is available when the clear status bar is enabled. You can show your customized words instead of the operator name.

Notification page background

You can use this option to customize the background of the notification page. If you use Espier Notification iOS7, you need to get the full version license first.

Blur Effect

This option is only available in Espier Notifications iOS7. If you enable this option, the background of the notification page will be shown in blur effect. This gives you a better effect but needs more memory. This option is only available in full version.

iOS style notification page

Enable this option to show the notification page in iOS style. When you enabled this switcher, pulling down from the center and the right of the clear status bar will display the notification page in iOS style; pulling down from the left of the clear status bar will display the system stock notification page.

Widget

Use this option to add widget(s) to the iOS notification page.

  1. When you use Espier Notifications, you can add only one widget to the notification page. The widget should be 4x1 or 5x1 in size, and it will be shown at the top of the notification page. This feature needs the full version license.
  2. When you use Espier Notifications iOS7, you can select three widgets for the notification page. The widgets should be 4xn or 5xn in size. The widgets will be shown on the Today tab of the notification page.

Notification Center

Use this option to manage which apps can send notifications.

  1. In Notification Center: All notifications from the apps in notification center will be shown on the iOS notification page.
  2. Not in Notification Center: All notifications from the apps not in notification center will be ignored.

Upgrade to full version

You can get the full version license by tapping this item if you want.

About

This item will show the current version, copyright, and other information of the app in About page. The About page also provides Share with friends, Comment on this app, and other options related to the app. The following options are very important for a newbie of Espier apps:

  1. User Guide will help you use Espier apps better. You can tap Online User Guide to access this guide.
  2. Geniune Validation can be used to check whether the edition you are using is the geninue one. The genuine validation can prevent some malicious crack from violating your privacy, security, and interests.
  3. Check New Version can be used to check the latest version of the app. This will help you keep using our latest version of the app.

The alert style of the notifications from a specific app

In Notification Center page, you can manage the alert style of all notifications from a specific app. Tap the name of a specific app, you will be brought into the setting page for this app.

Notification Center

Enable this switcher to put the app into the notification center.

Hide status bar when running

Enable this switcher to hide the clear status bar when running the app. This option is a work-around to hide the clear status bar when running some apps in full screen.

Status Bar Color

You can use this option to customize the color of the status bar for the app.

Filter Rules:

  1. Full: This switcher is opened by default. When it is enabled, all notifications for the app will be transferred by Espier Notifications iOS7. When it is disabled, Espier Notifications (iOS7) will filter the duplicated and redundant notifications from the app.
  2. Some apps (for example, WhatsApp) send the notifications as Android remote views and without any text. In these cases, Espier Notifications (iOS7) can not get the content of the notifications and broadcast the new notifications to other Espier apps, including Espier Screen Locker (iOS7) and Espier Launcher (iOS7). To resolve this issue, you can enable Alert for status change switcher in the notification center for the specific app. After this, when Espier Notifications (iOS7) found there was a change in the remote view of the notification of the app, it will generate an alert and broadcast it to other Espier apps.

Alert Style

Espier Notifications (iOS7) provides three styles for the alert of a notification: None, Banners, and Alerts. The alert style is None by default.

  1. None: When there was a notification from the app, the notification will still be shown on the iOS notification page, but no alert.
  2. Banners: When there was a notification from the app, Espier Notifications (iOS7) will show the notification on the status bar as a banner. Banners appear at the top of the screen and go away automatically.
  3. Alerts: When there was a notification from the app, Espier Notification (iOS7) will show the notification in an alert box. Alerts require an action before proceeding.

Badge App Icon

This option is dedicated to Espier Launcher (iOS7). When the option is enabled, the launcher can show the number of the unread notification messages on the icon of the app.

View in Lock Screen

This option is dedicated to Espier Screen Locker (iOS7). When the option is enabled, Espier Screen Locker (iOS7) can show the alerts on the lock screen.