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Old 04-19-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Is there any way, any app, whereby I can send a message of some kind to a Fire and have a pop alert displayed?

That is, I'm looking for a way that if I get a text or IM or whatever, an alert will pop up even if I'm, say, watching a video, or I'm intently focused on critical shot in Angry Birds.

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Old 04-19-2012, 04:19 PM   #2
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I don't use my KF for texting, but I've seen the app, Text+, in the App Store. It's compatible with the Fire and it says that you "Receive a quick reply pop-up outside of the app every time you have a message. "
Sounds like what you're looking for.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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Sounds like what you're looking for.
Indeed...must go check it out, thx!

Edit: The first review on the app page says:
"this app works great on the kindle fire. [....] One downside is regarding the lack of notification when a text comes in."

So it looks like that alert feature may not work on the Fire. I'll try anyway, but keep the suggestions coming.

BTW, I don't need SMS specifically.
Any kind of IM or even an email notifier would do.

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Old 04-20-2012, 06:34 PM   #4
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Would something like ebuddy work for you?
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:24 AM   #5
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eBuddy is halfway there for me. I'll also have to compare it to Trillian, which I used for several years on the PC.
What I really want I suspect will require some system level custom development. I want something that intrudes more aggressively under more circumstances, sort of like the low-battery popup does.
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That's what I thought you were looking for (more obtrusive notifications). I'm not sure of any that are THAT aggressive. I don't think that Trillian does that, though I haven't used it in a while (I use it on my PC all the time, but I wasn't fond of the Android offering). Good luck, though. Hope you find something that does what you need it to.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:06 PM   #7
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That's what I thought you were looking for (more obtrusive notifications). I'm not sure of any that are THAT aggressive. I don't think that Trillian does that, though I haven't used it in a while (I use it on my PC all the time, but I wasn't fond of the Android offering). Good luck, though. Hope you find something that does what you need it to.
Yeah, I suspect Trillian will be just like eBuddy, and either will be the best I can get off the shelf.

Hey, maybe this will prompt me to do some Android development.
(Though I also suspect what I want to do will require root access, and I'm not that interested in rooting my Fire yet.)

Thanks for the suggestions.

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