Apple’s Do Not Disturb feature already on Android

I was pretty amused to discover that Apple’s Do Not Disturb feature in iOS 6 is pretty close to my Android application I’m sleeping, which was available long before their version.

Android doesn’t offer such feature by default (but some ROMs do). At first, I was puzzled by that lack. I searched on Google Play but didn’t find anything that suited me, namely:

  • simple and intuitive user interface
  • intelligent design, with separate settings for week days and week ends
  • white list, allowing close friends or family to call you at all times
  • manual mode for naps or out-of-schedule sleeps without having to reconfigure everything

So I wrote it myself. Apple’s version is similar except it uses favorites instead of a white list. It also has a “go through” mode if the caller insists but doesn’t feature a manual mode (Apple still didn’t “invent” widgets).

Screenshots below:

Apple’s version
My version

Available on Google Play for free and without ads.

Author: David Gerber

CEO of Zapek Software Engineering

13 thoughts on “Apple’s Do Not Disturb feature already on Android

  1. Hi There, I have tried your software, and it’s not really working exactly like “Do Not Disturb in iOS6”
    Whenever I received email at night, it still rang on me. It only works for incoming phone calls and sms, but not email notifications yet. Unlike the iOS 6 “Do Not Disturb” works completely with every kind of notification.

  2. Great app.
    Could do with a button to allow temporary sleep – e.g. when going into a meeting.
    Would also be helpful to have a notification (like the one for Skype) – in the notification centre with a quick launch to the app – to confirm that it is turned on.

  3. As others have said, I’d like to see a manual on and off, but the timer function widget isn’t bad. I’d like to know if there is a function allowing a caller to get through if they call repeatedly in case of an emergency. If there is, the ability to customize that option would be great.

    Great idea, I’d be willing to pay for it if it had just a few additional customization features like this.

  4. For email, this is not possible. For texts it might be possible to implement it but I’m not sure it’s that useful. While a phone call can have some urgency in it, a text rarely has. And if it has, you’re usually actively waiting for it anyway.

  5. Awesome app! The Widget is good for manual operation, but if you wake up in less time than you set it for it will still be in sleep mode. Of course you can reset the timer for 1 minute once you wake,but it would be nice if the feature was a simple on/off. The whitelist and auto on/off in the app is self is wonderful. One of the best downloads I’ve made on Android.

  6. I receive work page outs vita text message. Problem is the number always change but always have the same first five numbers. There’s a conundrum if you could figure out a pass through for that.

  7. It would be nice to have the ability to add email and text to a whitelist as I get both alerts from security cameras that are watching property for me. There is urgency in all forms of communication, not just phone calls. Thanks.

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