Therefore I made another small app, called Vibration Notifier which does the following:
When you have a missed call, unread SMS or any other event*, the app keeps vibrating every X minutes for Y times or until you turn on the display of your device.
If you think the app doesn’t work on your device: That’s very, very unlikly. Please click on the question mark icon in the app to see common issues and how they can be resolved. DO NOT GIVE BAD REVIEWS IF DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT THE APP DOES!!
Please note that the app does not change the vibration setting of the other apps, it will only do additional vibrations/beeps if you don’t turn on your display before!
* all apps which notify you about new events by showing a notification in the Android status bar are supported, like WhatsApp, GoogleTalk, Twitter, facebook,…
To be noticed about events from other apps, you need to add the app in the accessibility settings. I can understand that some people are scared by the “the app can read all your personal information” warning, but I guarantee that the app does not read any personal data. The app doesn’t have the internet-permission – so even if it would collect your personal information (which it doesnt) it wouldnt be able to send them to anyone.
Silent hours: Please note that when you set up a silent hours interval in the app, only Vibration Notifier itself won’t vibrate or beep. It does not mute other apps so if you receive a new mail, your GMail app might still beep!
VIBRATE – obviously necessary to enable the “vibrate every X min” feature
READ_PHONE_STATE – needed to detect missed calls
RECEIVE_SMS & READ_SMS – needed to detect unread SMS
WAKE_LOCK – seems like this is needed on some device to avoid infinite vibrating
READ_CALL_LOG & READ_CONTACTS – needed to differentiate between missed & rejected calls
READ_CONTENT_PROVIDER & GET_ACCOUNTS – necessary for new method to get unread GMails
Size : 219k
Current Version : 1.5.6b
Requires Android : 2.1 and up