LG Nexus 4

Light Flow has been a go-to app for users that want to keep their device's notification LED flashing appropriately. It gained a lot of popularity with the Galaxy Nexus given stock Android's lack of settings to control the LED, and now the app has been updated with Nexus 4 -- and GMail 4.2 -- support just a few days before the device's launch. It seems to support just about every popular app you could think of, and even more are unlocked in the paid version.

There's a "lite" version of the app that you can pick up at the Play Store link above, and if you like what the developer is doing consider dropping them $2.49 for the paid version.

There are 17 comments

jsprake1 says:

My GOD this has been the App. to stand by since I have gotten a Nexus device. Really, these guys deserve what they get!!!! GREAT App!!

eljedo says:

this is seriously on my top 3 for my gnex, and the day my nexus 4 comes rolling in, it will be one of the first apps i install. gladly pay for this on every phone, dev is responsive and i can know whats going on with my phone without having to wake it and look. options galore, and some cool experimental features too. long live lightflow!

Hope this update fixes the deep sleep issues! Constantly waking up my Gnex!

Incubus123 says:

This app is worth every penny ! Great developer too

mramgraham says:

This app has always sucked on my galaxy nexus. I would never pay for it.

eljedo says:

always sucked how? i find it hard to believe that so many people who have a galaxy nexus could love it so much, and you say this. maybe you'd never pay for it because you are cheap? what doesn't it do? you can choose color, blink frequency, and any other option for almost any app available. maybe its you who suck.

jota.ctu says:

Great, really not seeing that little red led had me so upset XD

This app locked up my galaxy S3 and I had to uninstall it remotely from Google play to get back into my phone. It's too buggy and I really want an app like this

raazman says:

This app reminds me of BeBuzz (https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/534/?lang=EN) for Blackberries. Oh man, the old times.

hmmm says:

I prefer noled on amoled screens.

damo says:

Are the bugs fixed on the GS3 yet relating to opening folders?

Gekko says:

stock LED on my G-Nex has always been enough for me -

White = Gmail, Email, Text
Green = Voicemail
Red = CNN Breaking News Alert

andrewpmoore says:

The opening folders hasn't been fixed yet, I've been working on samsung for the last 6 months trying different options to get them to respond. A couple of days ago they seem to have acknowledge the issue and raised it internally to be looked into. I worked with a few other devs (such as the noLed dev) to get a bit of weight behind the issue. See here for my write-up on it: http://www.folioflow.com/lightflow/samsung.html

I'm hoping the Nexus 10 will be supported too, but I don't know anyone with it yet to test that out. But I'll be buying one as soon as I can on Tuesday.

raygun001 says:

I received my Nexus 10 yesterday and one of my first apps to install was Lightflow.
Sadly it did not appear to function. I`m sure the Dev will get to it. I love this app on my stock gnex.
Hey Andrew, please, please, please get your baby working on the Nexus 10 :-)
After exchanging email with Andrew and some additional testing it appears that Lightflow does work on the Nexus 10. There is a difference in how Lightflow works on the gnex and Nexus 10. On the Nexus 10 the screen must be off to see the LED notification. On the gnex the screen can be on and you will still see the LED notification. Hope this helps.

Mario Khoury says:


so let me understand. I have a Nexus 10 but in order for the LED colors that I assigned each notification to show the device can be on but the screen needs to be off in sleep mode? If so that is not a very helpful app. I rarely have the tablet on and screen off as I am always using the tablet when I have it on. When I dont use it I turn it off

westex#WP says:

I bought this App for my SGS3 and it was an unmitigated disaster. Did they ever fix it?

montgoss says:

Anyone know whether this supports Google Voice? I don't see it in the description. Since all of my texts come through Google Voice, it's rather important for me...