Android developer Jawomo has released a copycat version of the iPhone 14 Pro’s latest multitasking feature. The ‘Dynamic Island’ is only available for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The copycat version, called dynamicSpot, was created to address a need for a “camera island” on Android phones. Loading Something is loading.
Thanks to Jawomo, an Android developer who released features like notification lights and audio redial, the latest iPhone 14 Pro feature, the Dynamic Island, is now available to Android users via a copycat version on Google Play.
The copycat version, called dynamicSpot, has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.
“In Android, we don’t have camera islands, but camera spots / cutouts. So dynamicSpot was born,” Jawomo wrote on an online developer forum. “iPhone’s Dynamic Island isn’t customizable, but dynamicSpot is! You can change the interaction settings, select when to show or hide the popup, or which apps to show.”
Android phone users who have taken the opportunity have already flocked to the forum to share their thoughts.
The Dynamic Island gives iPhone users the ability to multitask and view all current activity. Instead of visiting apps one by one, users can consolidate all their activities in one place. They can check alerts, control music, set a timer, manage AirDrop connections, and follow map directions on the Dynamic Island. It appears when your iPhone is unlocked, according to Apple.
According to the description on Google Play, dynamicSpot gives Android users the “mini-multitasking feature” of Dynamic Island and makes it easier for Android users to access recent notifications or changes in phone status.
Apple announced Dynamic Island in a video sneak peek of the feature earlier this month, though not much was revealed other than footage. Dynamic Island is only available on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which the company described in a news announcement as “a new design that introduces an intuitive way to experience the iPhone”.
Tech Advisor, a review site, called the Dynamic Island a game changer and one of the many new features on the iPhone 14 Pro that boost its competitive advantage over Androids.