- 11-24-2012, 09:42 AM #1
Does anyone know if WP8 has <real> notifications for things such as facebook updates, twitter posts etc.? I've never gotten any notifications other than SMS/MMS in 8 months, even with facebook+twitter installed and notifications turned on. If this is the way, there's a place called Android and I might wanna go there for a cheaper and more powerful phone.
11-24-2012, 10:10 AM #4
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Notifications for Facebook are janky at best on any platform, even Android. Usually with my Droid (Gingerbread, and never going to be upgraded past that, thank you Moto), if I had the little F in the notification bar, there was maybe a 60% chance that I had a for-real notification. This is mainly an issue with Facebook and their horrible lack of support for mobile of all flavors. That being said, I find notifications for FB to be completely unusable on WP8. When I have live tile on, it just keeps building the notification count forever until I have like 60 items no matter how many times I refresh the app or reboot the phone, and it always shows some random post in the tile that I put up from ages ago. At this point, I just turned off toasts, push, and everything else and just regularly open the app to check FB (having to manually refresh the feed every time). Annoying, but expected - the FB experience was horrible on iOS when it first came out (iPhone 3G), and damn near unusable on Android when that first came out. They fixed it enough over time, and will for this platform as well.
Notifications for Gmail and Outlook.com have been flawless on this phone, though - so that's really nice :)
- 11-24-2012, 11:37 AM #5
- 11-24-2012, 11:53 AM #7
11-24-2012, 12:02 PM #8
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The People app isn't supposed to do notifications.
I actually have found the official Twitter app's notifications to work really well. I normally receive a toast before I even get email notification when something happens. Facebook's notifications do suck, I'll agree with that much.
- 11-24-2012, 05:06 PM #9
- 11-24-2012, 05:17 PM #10
The notifications on WP8 are very similar to WP7. The only thing I consider a real improvement is you can have more things provide notifications on the lock screen. For me the rest of the os outweighs the notifications, but I consider the way android does it to be considerably better.
- 11-24-2012, 05:54 PM #12
You clearly are misguided my friend. If you don't want to pin what matters to you, you are on wrong platform.
Windows Phone is re-invented around YOU. Everything that matters to you, can be pinned on a blank page. If you did not pin that on your home screen, I don't believe it is important to you.
However, if all that sounds non-sense or mindless to you, yes Android is your best bet. I would recommend Nexus 4, very cheap.
- 11-25-2012, 11:57 AM #13
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- 11-25-2012, 01:48 PM #16
Edit; and posting this from my 920 froze it :/. Posted from iPhone 4S instead. The tapatalk client is still world better than the junk we get on WP.
- 11-25-2012, 06:54 PM #19
You are purely an isolated case, may be check your privacy settings. Because ALL social networking live notifications, London Travel notifications, eBay, Amazon, Words with Friends, BaconIt, WPCentral - come on my tiles and they are alive!
11-25-2012, 07:02 PM #20
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I'm kind of confused by your complaint OP, what notifications are you complaining about? The People Hub will show the stream of activity from your FB buddies wall under "What's New" or through their contact info. I don't use the official FB app so I don't know how flaky the notifications are, yet I don't understand the use case scenario you're looking for.
You mention that you didn't want to pin a Live tile for each of your contacts to see what they're doing on Facebook, but as I stated earlier you can see that in the What's New feed, or open up the Facebook app, where it's reasonable to believe that if a user is checking up on what their buddies are doing on Facebook they'd probably be opening the app to respond in the form of a comment or like.
So what kind of "real" notifications are you talking about? You mean you want more than a number displayed? If so, send feedback to the developer. It's up to them to utilize the different types of Live tiles available. Alternatively, if you feel that the People Hub isn't giving you enough info have you considered whether your buddies have restricted the privacy on their profiles?
- 06-10-2013, 11:45 AM #23
But you appear to be having issues with toasts and notifications in general. Now there are topics on this forum covering this issue already but I'll give a quick run down of some of the solutions.
1. Add facebook to your lock screen notifications Settings -> Lock screen -> there's a row at the bottom showing what notifications are currently available on your lock screen
2. Make sure facebook runs in the background Settings -> swipe right -> background tasks -> advance ensure Facebook is here
If you have issues there's only one thing to do. Uninstall your Facebook app and account and start over.
To uninstall the account go:
Settings -> email + accounts -> long press Facebook and delete
Do the same for Twitter
Make sure you uninstall the apps and do a restart on the phone.
When you're installing Facebook and Twitter ensure you follow the instructions otherwise you'll have issues like you have.
This should fix things.
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