A lot has happened since the beta release of Streak LED Notification, an app for rooted Dell Streaks running custom ROMs that originally allowed the device's LEDs to be used for SMS notifications. More than five months have passed since then and Meltus, the developer, continues to fix bugs and add new features.
A brand new update released this past weekend has bumped the app up to version 2.0.1. Along with some cleaned up code, a refreshed user interface, improved LED pattern flashing sequence, and support for Gmail notifications (added a while ago in a previous update), Streak LED Notification now features a new settings page (see below), a completely re-coded SMS receiver, tweaked permissions, and the ability to turn the notifications on/off.
There are 7 LED patterns to choose from:
- Wave and Pulse
- Pulse in, Pulse out
- Single LED Flash
- Triple Flash
- No pattern
After the LEDs flash according to the chosen pattern, an illuminated Home or Menu button will serve as the SMS or Gmail notification, respectively, until you retrieve the message.
Previous issues like the services not being able to be stopped without uninstalling the app have been fixed, but there are still some problems with orientation switching and notifications overwriting each other.
The app requires root and a custom ROM (Meltus recommends DJ_Steve's StreakDroid 1.8.0) and can be yours for $2.41 in the Market or for free at the link below.[xda-developers]