Last year, Qualcomm released a BatteryGuru app that helps monitor and improve your battery life and now, it looks like the company has got yet another app for Android smartphones that are powered by none other than its Snapdragon processor – the Qualcomm Snapdragon Glance app (beta) that brings notifications right to your lock screen.
Currently in beta, the Snapdragon Glance conveniently puts all your notifications right on the lock screen so you will not need to use the extra step of pulling down the notification panel. It automatically puts your most frequently used app and called contacts in the shortcut bar but if you’re not up for it, you can also personalize what you want them to show.
Since it’s only a lock screen app, it will not get in the way of tbe launcher you are using. When installed, you will be greeted by a new lock screen with customizable shortcuts. The notification center will show you missed calls, SMS, calendar, mail and other app notifications that can be dismissed with just a swipe of a finger. Below that is a bar containing your most frequently used app and contacted people based on your past usage, which is customizable. A camera shortcut app will be located on the bottom right corner while the Glance app settings option will be located on the left. To access your home screen, simply hit the home button because swiping elsewhere will get you nowhere.
If you have security turned on for your lock screen, you will first see the Glance app and pressing the home button will prompt you to enter your unlock code. Do note that Snapdragon Glance is still in beta and might run into some problems, so far the only problem I’m having is that SMS notifications are not showing but other than that, everything seems to be working just fine.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Glance (beta) is available for any Snapdragon Android phones running on Android 4.0 or higher. Do note that in order to run Snapdragon Glance, the app will force you to install the BatteryGuru app.