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I'm looking for a way to delay notifications on a per-app-basis to a specific time threshold.

For example, I don't want to get gmail notifications more than hourly. I don't want text message notifications more than once a minute.

I know there are individual apps that provide this, but I'm looking for something system-wide and customizable. Root is obviously acceptable.

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    Have you had a look at Light Flow? They have the option "Stop too many notifications" which deals with this and you can alter that for any app sending notifications. It is system-wide and customizable. – Requist Dec 4 '14 at 9:15
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Light Flow will do this for you. Switch of sound or vibrate for the individual apps and set them up in Light Flow. The option "too many notifications" can be used to select the maximum repeat count.
Rooting is not necessary, except on some phone to alter the LED notifications.

The app is capable to adjust for all notifications or depending on application: - sound and volumes (absolute or relative) - vibration on / off or patterns - popups - screen on on notification - sleep mode based on time or NFC - led colors / patterns or camera flash - repeat notifications and rate limiting

  • It'd be better if you could provide the link to the download page too :) – Andrew T. Dec 6 '14 at 17:12
  • Will Light Flow actually "delay" the notifications from apps? It seems like it's more about colors. – Bort Dec 6 '14 at 17:44
  • @Bort: It will do rate limiting, and that is what I believe the questioner wants. But I added the main functionality of the program. – Requist Dec 6 '14 at 20:41
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    @Requist Although this is a good answer, Light Flow doesn't delay notifications, it simply kills them. Giving the bounty because it's as close as I think we'll get. But I think it's dangerous to just kill a notification. If I get a message, then check it, then get another message 30 seconds later. It won't buzz. So I won't know that I have a message until I pick up my phone again, potentially hours later. I would rather my phone buzzed, but not until after a minute has elapsed. – willlma Dec 8 '14 at 19:18
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    @TedTaylorofLife Unfortunately, not. I've gotten in the habit of simply turning on priority mode for a set period of time. Let me know if you find something. – willlma Feb 21 '17 at 23:07

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