Undoubtedly, People get crazy for Apple’s new Dynamic Island feature. For just this feature, people are flocking from the vanilla iPhone 14 to the iPhone 14 Pro for the added feature. However, if you’re using an Android phone and want to try out the feature, you needn’t switch your phone and operating system altogether.
A copycat version of the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island has arrived on Android’s Google Play Store in the form of an app called “dynamic spot.” dynamic spot does the trick on any Android phone with a notch or pill-shaped cutout.
The setup for the app will take some work, but once you’re done, you will have a Dynamic Island of your own, complete with app support for the applications you want and multitasking support for when you have multiple ongoing tasks at hand.
Google Play Store brings Apple’s Dynamic Island feature to Android phone
This app is better than Apple’s Dynamic Island. The app already received 100K downloads. According to the App’s description, currently, the app is under development. But anyone can download the app and share their feedback
Dynamic Island displays various types of information and controls to users, including Now Playing, timers, and other system-wide alerts such as AirPods connecting. Chinese smartphone maker Realme indirectly called Apple’s Dynamic Island “quite appealing” as it looks to crowdsource ideas to replicate it.
Here’s how to get the app and set it up
Step 1: Get DynamicSpot from the Play Store
The DynamicSpot app is available as a free app on the Google Play Store. Download it by heading to the Play Store, searching for “dynamic spot” and installing the app.
Step 2: Setting up the application
When you open the app for the first time, click the ‘Next’ on the bottom to proceed to the permissions page. Here, tap on each element to give the app permissions for showing notifications from select apps, viewing incoming notifications, and drawing on top of the screen.
Click ‘Done’ on the bottom of the screen when you’re done with giving the permissions.
Step 3: Configuring the pill
From the main page, go to Popup settings > Dimensions and adjust the three sliders until you align the pill with your phone’s notch or pill.
Note that you will need the Pro version of the app which cost you Rs 99. It will provide many advanced features like configuring the single tap and long press actions as well as showing the island on the lock screen.
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