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  1. power5's Avatar
    I do not like the top down one. Swiping left would be the better option. Doesnt the battery indicator work on the top down swipe? So everytime you wanted to check battery you would get the notifications you have not deleted as well. Not too big of a deal, but less clean I think.
    10-14-2011 11:32 AM
  2. JAStark27's Avatar
    swipe to the left isn't a bad idea. Anything will do really.
    10-14-2011 01:06 PM
  3. JackB03's Avatar
    This might be a dumb idea, but add a notification button on side of the phone. Like the camera button. Click it and it automatically goes to a notification hub.

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    10-14-2011 01:56 PM
  4. Vallos's Avatar
    Or they could do something like this:
    Notification List Design Concept | WMPoweruser
    Now that is pretty sweet!
    10-14-2011 02:00 PM
  5. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    That is nice, and pretty much the way WebOS does it. Except the notifications are at the bottom.
    Now that is pretty sweet!
    10-14-2011 02:05 PM
  6. JackB03's Avatar
    That is good design, yet it looks abit amateur. The iPhone 4S has a nice design and Android had a good idea BUT there both similar now since iPhone pretty much copied from Android. I want WM Os to have something different. A swipe to the left is nice. Maybe it can do it without unlocking your phone.

    I still kinda like my idea that would bypass the unlocking of your phone and go straight to your notifications by having a button on the side of the phone that sends you to a Notification Hub. The Hub should be well designed as well.

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    10-14-2011 03:11 PM
  7. Coffee's Avatar
    I would also prefer a notification hub, and it would follow the WP design philosophy. the left swipe idea is reasonable and would also follow. Why just have a swipe right?
    10-14-2011 06:59 PM
  8. red grenadine's Avatar
    I'm very much in favor of a Zune-esque swipe left for notifications. Maybe find a way to show that mini menu on the left while on the main screen just like on a Zune HD

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    10-14-2011 08:26 PM
  9. Mateosmith's Avatar
    Notification center concept for Windows Phone


    This is a beautiful solution to the issue I feel
    10-14-2011 08:27 PM
  10. starblade876's Avatar
    Notification center concept for Windows Phone


    This is a beautiful solution to the issue I feel
    That looks too Android cutterfluck to me...

    Besides, AFAIK, we can only get to the lock screen by pressing the power button.

    I concur with whoever said a hub or something (sort of like an email inbox where you can delete notifications you want to dismiss) would be the best solution.
    Last edited by starblade876; 10-14-2011 at 10:37 PM.
    10-14-2011 09:13 PM
  11. power5's Avatar
    Notification center concept for Windows Phone


    This is a beautiful solution to the issue I feel
    Looks like a good start but way too much info. Song player, weather, reminders? I thought it was a notification menu. Looks like an everything center.
    10-14-2011 09:54 PM
  12. Mateosmith's Avatar
    Looks like a good start but way too much info. Song player, weather, reminders? I thought it was a notification menu. Looks like an everything center.
    Your right, I could do without the excess info (I do think weather should be on lockscreen though) but something like that, Just a bit more metro UI
    10-14-2011 10:45 PM
  13. N8ter's Avatar
    The lack of a Global Notification Cache and Panel/Hub to access them has to be one of the most ignorant oversights by Microsoft. Did they really think Toasts and ambiguous Live Tile counters (analogous to Badges in iOS or Android Launches) was a substitute for a decent Notification system.

    There's a reason why iOS pop-up Notifications were Modal and didn't go away automatically. It was because it lacked a Notification Cache and Badges/Counters tell you absolutely nothing about the actual Notification.

    This makes it impossible to prioritize how you respond to multiple notifications... forcing you to go into every application and see even those that aren't important.

    I just can't believe they LAUNCHED the OS in 2010 without a Global Notification Cache after sitting on the sidelines watching even the most devoted iOS fans lambast iOS's lack of one... for YEARS...
    10-15-2011 12:25 AM
  14. justinsims241's Avatar
    What if they had it to where on your lock screen you would just swipe down instead of up and you would have the name of the app at the top and a list of notifications for that, and when you swipe over, your looking at another app's notifications? That way it dosent interfere with the home screen.
    10-15-2011 07:03 PM
  15. lumic's Avatar
    They could just let the toast message stay until it's viewed, and not disappear in 5 seconds. WebOS does this, and it works fairly well.
    Toast is not a solution because it's one item at a time. The worst part is when I'm IMing someone - I get about 20 toast notifications in the span of a few seconds and I need to swipe them away individually.

    We need a notification centre that provides us with some information about the notification. This is better than seeing a number on a tile, and also frees up space on the homescreen for better use of Live Tiles.
    10-15-2011 08:03 PM
  16. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Ive never noticed that it was one by one. They should have a way for them to stack one below another, while moving down the first tile(s) at the top. I'm just throwing something out there, because what we have is ****ty.
    Toast is not a solution because it's one item at a time. The worst part is when I'm IMing someone - I get about 20 toast notifications in the span of a few seconds and I need to swipe them away individually.

    We need a notification centre that provides us with some information about the notification. This is better than seeing a number on a tile, and also frees up space on the homescreen for better use of Live Tiles.
    10-15-2011 08:36 PM
  17. sHAYM4N's Avatar
    Only issue I see is not having a history of notifs - would be handy espec if you haven't been on your phone for a while. i.e. phone makes a chirp - you've missed the toast, and got no idea which was the latest because you have a loooooooad. I think a swipe to the right maybe a bit of a pain tbh there's already a lot of precision control in there that could be messed up by this i.e. reorganising tiles and swiping to the left - have had issues with this on android before.

    Definately needs something different. I like the idea of swiping down on the lock screen to go straight to history and having it accessible from me or settings.

    Either that or how about a little exclamation/sign post type icon below the swipe arrow that displays when you have unread notifications? Dissapears when none? Long-press for a "Read All" funtion?

    I was on Android for 18 months before WP7 notifications became uncessarily annoying tbh. Seems like a nice idea at the time - but when you are expecting an important text or email, and your phone keeps bleeping to tell you that you've had a retweet or whatever, it soon becomes a pain in the rear. This all needs to be controllable and filterable if it was to be a worthy addition.
    10-16-2011 05:32 AM
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