Solution to notification concerns?
I was thinking about Rene's concerns regarding the notifications in the iPhone. He has talked about being overwhelmed with notifications, and also the fact that you lose past notifications when you get a new one.
It seems to me that having a notifications app would solve this. An app to keep a log of the notifications that you have received (which you can sort, search, or delete). Even if you hit "close" on a notification, you will still have it in the log. It could also control notifications - allowing for no notification, no notification but kept in the log, audio, popup, or badge notification as well (yes, you can do this in the control pane, but if you have an app for the logs, it could all be in one place!)
What do you think? Would this eliminate the concerns?
- 07-03-2009, 01:50 PM #2
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I'm pretty terrible with mockups, especially here at home without all my tools, but something like this would allow users to sort things out.
The #s refer to the number of "unread" notifications. Date & time stamps need no explanation. For best usability, I'd think that tapping on the notification would take you to that app and the action that brought up that notification, so for example if you had 3 IMs from 3 different people, they would show up as different notifications, and tapping on one would take you to the IM window of that individual.
- 07-04-2009, 07:40 AM #12
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I'm not an iPhone developer unfortunately ( no Mac ) and thus no access to the SDK. Maybe someone in the developer program could dig further, but I'm not sure Apple would give access to full control over the notifications. *shrug* Just coming from someone that develops the SDK for the company he works for.
- 07-04-2009, 12:57 PM #16