Android (4.3+): When you get notifications on the Moto X, the centre of the screen turns on to show you the time and an icon for the app that has the notification waiting for you, along with some other visual cues. If you'd like something similar for your Android phone, AcDisplay delivers.
We've talked about how to get some of the Moto X's features on any Android phone before, but AcDisplay solves one we couldn't replicate at the time -- active screen notifications.
The app itself is simple -- when you get a notification, your screen will light up, and you'll see the time, along with centre center icon for the app the notification came from. You'll also see other icons for apps that have waiting or unread notifications just below it. If you want to see the source of the notification, AcDisplay lets you go right to the app to view it -- just press and hold to read more, and swipe up to go to the app, or down to unlock and see all the notifications.
One handy feature AcDisplay has that the Moto X doesn't is a timer ring that gives you a visual cue to how long you have to act before the screen turns back off. The app also lets you dismiss individual notifications by swiping left or right, which is another nice touch. The video above, from YouTuber Chris Nacca, walks you through the features pretty well. Hit the link below to grab the app -- it's free. The stable version (up at Google Play) supports Android 4.4 devices, and if you want to beta test the latest features (and support for 4.3), you can grab it at the XDA link below. If you do choose to beta test, make sure to join the Google+ community to share your experiences and feedback.