Chat Heads

Chat Heads

FREE

(3 stars)

(106)


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5,000 - 10,000 downloads

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Chat Heads let you message within any app. You can view incoming message from friends in any app, and reply with a click. It does no matter what app you're already in. checking email, playing games, browsing the web or any other app.

When an incoming chat message arrives, a bubble with the picture of the sender and the text appears on the screen with the sender's photo. Tap the photo to open a message window, swipe to remove.

MAIN BENEFITS
* Incoming messages do not break your flow, they appear whereever you are
* Seeing faces instead of names is faster to recognize
* The bubble appears long enough and has a large enough text that you can read it (unlike notifications)
* When you turn your phone on, you see the last few messages

Chat Heads provides similar functionality to Facebook's Chat Heads (not the entire Facebook Home product), but runs on every phone model and supports also non-Facebook messages

Current version supports :
* Facebook Messenger
* SMS
* Whatsapp

We are working to add support for:
* Viber
* Line

HOW IT WORKS
By using an Android option called "Accessibility Service", this app captures notifications, and checks if it is a chat message. The app draws chat bubbles on top of any running apps. Clicking the chat bubble opens the originating app in the appropriate screen.

PERMISSIONS
Network - Connect to Facebook and download friends images
Write external storage - save cache of friends images
Draw on other apps - draw the bubble on the running app
Accessibility service - Receive incoming notifications
Read Contacts - Resolve phone number to name on incoming SMS
Receive SMS - Get notified on incoming SMS messages

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Recently changed in this version

LATEST CHANGES (April 12)
Bug fixes

RECENT CHANGES
Reduced number of required permissions
Whatsapp support
Settings screen
Added SMS support. You will see chat bubbles also for SMS.
Queue few last messages when screen is off and show when screen is back on
SHow name on bubble until picture is loaded
Animate bubble close


Comments and ratings for Chat Heads
  • (46 stars)

    by Daniel Behrens on 15/04/2013

    After install I now get audio speach say "folder is open", "folder is closed" when I open/close icon folders. Which you normally get via the talkback accessabilitiy feature, had to uninstall as the was no way to stop the audio speach.

  • (46 stars)

    by Danielle Haldane on 15/04/2013

    I can't get the chat heads to pop up with my text messaging app, only working for Facebook. Once it is integrated into my sms functions then I will give higher rating. Thanks.

  • (46 stars)

    by Aaron Brittenden on 15/04/2013

    But I can't use it because it mimics what talkback does without activating talkback itself. Galaxy s3

  • (46 stars)

    by Adithya sowmy on 15/04/2013

    A great app !! would be the best if it includes all social networka and give proper images to whats app groups. works real smooth.

  • (46 stars)

    by Kevin Ouyang on 15/04/2013

    Fine app for facebook but I never use Facebook, so try to get Google plus search support. Thanks :-)

  • (46 stars)

    by Jedd Madrid on 14/04/2013

    Working flawlessly now though painfully slow to load up at first. Issues were: Chat heads (circle lining) were pixelated; The black text box goes beyond at the left side of the screen; After you tap on it and closes it down, the notification from ex. face

  • (46 stars)

    by Joey Sylvester on 14/04/2013

    I like the idea, but there needs to be a way to reply straight from the chat heads like on the official Facebook one