after missing more than a few calls from the wife to pick her up at the y, and my dad taking the calls on the house phone, he said that i should have some sort of flashing light added to my somewhat smartphone. i was reading other news items the other day when i saw this article for 5 really good apps. one of them turned out to be one called "flash notification 2". it uses the phone's camera flash, and lights up the screen with the border of your choice of colors (i picked red). when you have an incoming call or message it will start flashing and flashing the red border as well as ringing and vibrating. for me this is useful, as when using the table saw, planer, along with the dust collector and hearing protection, it is downright impossible to hear the phone when it rings, and hard to see an incoming call even with the thing sitting on the bench with the screen up.