Custom Android software turns every notification into a Facebook-style Chat Head


Facebook introduced a fairly compelling new way to do notifications and messaging with Chat Heads, and so it’s not a huge surprise to see it spreading out amongst the indie ecosystem. We’ve already seen a jailbreak version on the iPhone, and now Android developers are creating something similar for that platform. Dubbed “Halo,” the team behind the Paranoid Android custom ROM are working on a system that will allow you to do more multitasking.

Essentially, Halo takes the Chat Head concept of a persistent bubble that opens up the Facebook Messenger app on top of your current app and universalizes it. Any app that sends a notification to Android can go into the Halo bubble, and tapping on it will bring up a pop-up window where you can…

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