Overview

Circuit Playground Bluefruit displays your notification icons so you know when there's fresh activity!

Using the Apple Notification Center Service (ANCS), this project displays app icons on your TFT Gizmo display whenever there's an important alert from one of your apps, such as Slack, Basecamp, Discord, SMS messages, calendar events and more!

You can even use the A and B buttons on the CPB to scroll between current notification icons.

Once you dismiss a notification on your phone, the associated icon will disappear from the Gizmo screen.

This tutorial only works with Apple iOS devices. Android does not support ANCS and there is no ETA on when a guide might be developed in the future for Android notification

Parts

Circuit Playground Bluefruit - Bluetooth Low Energy

PRODUCT ID: 4333
Circuit Playground Bluefruit is our third board in the Circuit Playground series, another step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. We've...
$24.95
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Circuit Playground TFT Gizmo - Bolt-on Display + Audio Amplifier

PRODUCT ID: 4367
Extend and expand your Circuit Playground projects with a bolt on TFT Gizmo that lets you add a lovely color display in a sturdy and reliable fashion. This PCB looks just like a round...
$19.95
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Lithium Ion Polymer Battery with Short Cable - 3.7V 350mAh

PRODUCT ID: 4237
Lithium ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries are thin, light and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This battery...
$5.95
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USB A/Micro Cable - 2m

PRODUCT ID: 2185
This is your standard USB A-Plug to Micro-USB cable. It's 2 meters long so you'll have plenty of cord to work with for those longer extensions.
$4.95
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This guide was first published on Dec 20, 2019. It was last updated on Dec 20, 2019. This page (Overview) was last updated on Apr 01, 2020.