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I'm looking for an app to delay my Android notifications, and make them all pop together every X minutes.

Mobile apps try to get as much attention as possible by popping notifications right away.
Sometimes it's ok to disable those notifications, but sometimes I want to see them, once in a while.

For example, this is how I would set the app:

  • Whatsapp: every 5 minutes
  • Gmail: every 30 minutes
  • Facebook: every 2 hours

I couldn't find any app to do that, any ideas?

  • Afraid you're correct that such an app cannot be found. I've setup a list of apps for notification manipulation you might cross-check (maybe I missed that feature with one of the apps), but I cannot remember having seen that feature. – Izzy Jul 15 '15 at 7:22
  • Could it be an option to get the different apps to make email notifications, and then do something with how you read emails? Currently I don't go on Facebook either before I don't have anything else to do, or because I get read an email notification of something interesting. Possibly such a scheme could be combined with ifttt which can do stuff on your behalf... – holroy Jul 15 '15 at 7:45
  • @Izzy could you post that as an answer? I think you have compiled enough evidence to claim that "It doesn't exist, yet" is the correct answer. – Angelo Fuchs Jul 15 '15 at 8:31
  • @AngeloFuchs I'm not sure that "I haven't found" equals "it doesn't exist". Though, a Google search on "android delayed notifications" only gives links on "how to fix delayed notifs", and "timed notifications" just links to code for scheduling them. Still checking. I can in fact think of a solution on "how to do it", but not in a way suitable to the "average user" (I think of Tasker here, which can react on notifications and also issue them; not sure if that would be acceptable for the OP). – Izzy Jul 15 '15 at 8:56
  • If you are a domain expert in the field in question (you are) AND you have compiled a list of your findings AND its all that documented as it is, then: Yes I would say that means "It doesn't exist (yet)". – Angelo Fuchs Jul 15 '15 at 10:26
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As requested by Angelo Fuchs, I post this as an answer though it doesn't contain an app recommendation:

Having done a pretty thorough search (while updating my list of apps for notification manipulation along) I'm pretty sure that such an app does not exist. My research not only included several major market platforms (Google, F-Droid, Aptoide), but also the Xposed repository.

Though we usually say that "I haven't found" does not equal "it doesn't exist" (even not with the limitation of "yet"): I guess I can consider myself quite familiar with what kind of Android apps are around (with few exceptions like games or asocial networking (Facebook & Co.)) – which at least makes it highly unlikely for such an app having slipped through my nets. The closest you can get to this is setting "silent times", when all notifications are suppressed – or limit how often an app is permitted to notify you in a given timeframe; examples for both can be found in above linked list.

I gladly stand corrected and remove my answer if someone can prove otherwise, of course.

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  • Thanks. I wonder if many people share my need for such app, maybe it's worth hiring someone to develop it. – Ronen Teva Jul 15 '15 at 14:34
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    Sounds like a useful thing to me, and – at least on rooted devices – I'd say not impossible to create. I have an Xposed module in mind for that, but there might also be other possibilities. I vaguely remember some forum had an area to suggest app-ideas to developers, or you could pick one from my list were it would make sense to be "added as feature", and place a feature-request. If it gets realized, make sure to answer your own question :) Good luck! – Izzy Jul 15 '15 at 14:43

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