1. cjvitek's Avatar
    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 12:59 PM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    Something like a notification manager?
    07-03-2009 01:50 PM
  3. Jickjack's Avatar
    I think a notifications log app would be amazing! Thats a really great idea!
    07-03-2009 02:36 PM
  4. Brickman's Avatar
    Look..Just "copy" what the Pre does! They stole enough from the iPhone. Turn-about would be fair play I think!
    07-03-2009 02:47 PM
  5. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    I like this idea.
    07-03-2009 02:57 PM
  6. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Apple, make it happen
    07-03-2009 03:45 PM
  7. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Look..Just "copy" what the Pre does! They stole enough from the iPhone. Turn-about would be fair play I think!
    Yeah but I don't think they'd shrink the screen size with nofications, they'd probably want to do overlays. What if you're in a game? The screen shrinking could adversely effect your gameplay.. IMO there isn't a great way of porting this to the iPhone. I think if you're gaming or doing something important it HAS TO interrupt you otherwise it gives you that big WTF and you end up pausing the damn thing anyway..
    07-03-2009 03:55 PM
  8. Alli's Avatar
    I'd be happy with a ding to notify me, without any kind of screen interruption. I'll be happy to go look for it when I finish what I'm doing. Some kind of log would be handy though.
    07-03-2009 04:30 PM
  9. cjvitek's Avatar
    Something like a notification manager?
    Yeah, well if you want to get all technical, you could call it that.

    07-03-2009 09:25 PM
  10. Alli's Avatar
    Nah, we don't need technical. Let's just call it a notifyer thingiemahootchie.
    07-03-2009 11:20 PM
  11. big9erfan's Avatar
    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 02:33 AM
  12. Brickman's Avatar
    Let's just call it a notifyer thingiemahootchie.
    Where are you from?!?!.....South Alabama?!?
    07-04-2009 07:40 AM
  13. Alli's Avatar
    Hey big9erfan - those look great. Now can ya program it as well as do the artwork?

    @AUDad - Heh. :P
    07-04-2009 10:14 AM
  14. Duvi's Avatar
    Sounds like a great idea. Can this be done by a dev or Apple would have to implement this?
    07-04-2009 10:24 AM
  15. big9erfan's Avatar
    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 11:18 AM
  16. Tramain's Avatar
    I would love this feature.
    07-04-2009 12:57 PM
  17. cjvitek's Avatar
    My brother in law and I have a dev account with apple, but he is the programmer. And he is still learning the iPhone programming.

    I have little doubt it could be a jailbreak app.
    07-04-2009 02:15 PM