During the past few days, we at PA headquarters have been working on a lot of improvements to the new features. Yes, we’re talking about Hover and Peek. A lot of bugs have been fixed, the logic behind them has been improved, and some UI changes have been made for a better user experience. We also have some exciting news to share with you! As many of you may already know, our co-founder +Jesús David Gulfo Agudelo (Responsible for the original Peek algorithm and UI) and +Francisco Franco recently released Peek as a standalone app to the Play Store. The idea behind this app is to bring this useful feature to the masses. The app went through a major redesign (concept by +John Xionidis) coming from PA’s Peek in order to make it more appealing and easier on the eyes. You can get the application at 4.09$ / 2.99€ on the Play Store by clicking the link at the end of this post.
It’s true that some of the users want the functionality and customization of Peek’s app to be ported to PA, but it deviates from our philosophy. PA Peek was designed to be a quick, straightforward way to check your notifications, a concept that will be kept, and, therefore, most of the features from the Peek app will not be added to the ROM. There are, however, a couple of fixes and improvements to UI and functionality that were made while developing the application for all Android 4.4 devices. Those will be ported back and open sourced within the next few days. In addition, latest Peek app (1.76) will now disable PA’s native peek in order to avoid unexpected behavior.
We hope your questions about the possibility of the new peek features being ported to PA have been answered. Enjoy this release, and don’t feel obligated to buy the application, as the functionality is similar. If you like the new design, go for it, otherwise you can still rock with the included version.
Bug tracker: https://paranoidandroid.atlassian.net
Peek App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jedga.peek