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*** The new Permissions are required for GMail Support!
*** NOTE: I cannot seem to get any information about the unread messages themselves - if you use the GMail option it won't show the subject line or sender, I'll try and work around that but for now you'll have to use K9. Sorry but I'm limited by the tools Google provides in their API.

Message Center is an extremely customizable Widget for displaying Notification Alerts. It supports Missed Calls, EMail (via K9), GMail (via K9), Missed Text Messages (SMS Messages), and upcoming Calendar Appointments!

Several icon themes are included, but you can also make use of any existing Application Icons as well, or even Contact Photos of who sent you that Text Message or Called You!

Choose your colors, background, and which notifications you want. You can even use Filters!

Please Contact me with any issues or suggestions you may have. If you like this widget, there is also Message Center Plus on the market which supports additional Widget Styles!

NOTE: For GMail notifications you either have to use a version of GMail prior to 2.3.5 OR use K9/Kaiten for notifications - this is explained in the Help part of the Widgets configuration. You can also email me if you have any questions on this.

To force a refresh of unread count you can double tap on the widget. Note if your phone is busy doing other options it may take a bit to register the click nothing I can do about that.

This has been tested on 2.1 - 4.0 on Acer Liquid E, Droid X, Samsung Galaxy S, Asus Transformer and other devices.

I cannot respond to comments posted below, if you have issues PLEASE send me an email or contact me on Twitter @CS_Studio.

Actively working on implementing additional suggestions, if you have more feel free to submit them!

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Recently changed in this version

Version 3.85 January 22, 2014
* FIX: GMail not launching on Android 4.3+
* FIX: Icons too small for larger devices like Note 3

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Comments and ratings for MessageCenter
  • (61 stars)

    by A Google User on 05/01/2013

    Just what I needed, a visual app to put in bold missed call rather than a little icon. Going to add a bit more since I can. My original post was in late 2011. It is now 2013 and I was heartbroken when I couldn't seem to find the app again. Found it

  • (61 stars)

    by Daniel on 09/06/2012

    I'm finally fed up with app enough to uninstall it. Great concept, great features but way to slow at least on my Droid2. It can take 10sec to dial a phone after a key press. Really wish it was faster.

  • (61 stars)

    by Charles on 08/03/2012

    Widget too big on galaxy nexus, lots of empty space. Also doesn't seem to see unread email on built in email app.

  • (61 stars)

    by Sarah G on 13/02/2012

    I tried it with WidgetLocker and ended up buying Plus. Wish it had an invisible edit button like Simple Calendar!

  • (61 stars)

    by Melissa on 19/12/2011

    Looks nice with widget locker :) (galaxy s2 t989 2.3.6)

  • (61 stars)

    by adam on 10/12/2011

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  • (61 stars)

    by Jon on 19/11/2011

    This app is pretty much exactly what I wanted. Very highly customisable too. Well done dev. Asus Transformer