While Facebook continues to try and make things work with new updates, it’s hardly controversial to suggest that its Facebook Home is something between a slow-burner that hasn’t quite found its success yet, and an abject failure. The one ray of sunshine that really managed to shine through the whole thing has been the idea of Chat Heads, which Facebook was smart enough to separately build into Messenger. We even saw the idea capture the imagination of the custom ROM community, and Paranoid Android introduced its own Halo feature inspired by Chat Heads. We’ve shown you just how Halo works, but ROM junkies can be a bit fiercely devoted to their projects of choice – what if they want Halo but not the whole Paranoid Android package? Worry not, for today the PA guys have released the Halo source for implementation in other ROMs.
The whole Halo thing should still be considered very much a beta, but the code is nevertheless mature enough to now be ready for inclusion elsewhere. We realize this news won’t be of direct use to many of you (unless you’ve got some serious dev cred to your name), but you might want to keep your eye on your favorite ROM project(s) over the next several weeks – more than a few might start offering Halo as an option to interested users.