1. jmerrey's Avatar
    There are tons of threads on this, so close this one or merge it or whatever, but this has happened to me too much lately: Phone is in the other room, I hear a notification, then about a minute later I hear another. I get to the phone, and who knows what that first notification was from. Facebook? New message on IM+? Turn/game request? Weather alert? Who knows? I guess it's time to sift thru every app on my phone and figure it out; or I guess I could pin every game and app tile on my screen and hope the tile shows me I have a new alert...

    I love wp7, and I'll probably never switch, but good lord we need a unified notification area.

    ok, rant off
    12-11-2011 03:55 PM
  2. fisci's Avatar
    There are tons of threads on this, so close this one or merge it or whatever, but this has happened to me too much lately: Phone is in the other room, I hear a notification, then about a minute later I hear another. I get to the phone, and who knows what that first notification was from. Facebook? New message on IM+? Turn/game request? Weather alert? Who knows? I guess it's time to sift thru every app on my phone and figure it out; or I guess I could pin every game and app tile on my screen and hope the tile shows me I have a new alert...

    I love wp7, and I'll probably never switch, but good lord we need a unified notification area.

    ok, rant off
    pin the text,phone, me tile and email near the top...

    there you go, 95% of your possible notifications at a glance
    12-11-2011 04:44 PM
  3. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Wrong.
    pin the text,phone, me tile and email near the top...



    there you go, 95% of your possible notifications at a glance

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    12-11-2011 05:18 PM
  4. jmerrey's Avatar
    Wrong.


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    12-11-2011 05:29 PM
  5. HeyCori's Avatar
    New message on IM+?
    IM+ has a live tile if that helps you.
    12-11-2011 06:25 PM
  6. jmerrey's Avatar
    Yes it does, and I have it pinned. I was using that as a general example, not specific. Thanks though; maybe I'm being too picky, I really do love almost everything about wp7

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    12-11-2011 07:46 PM
  7. Mateosmith's Avatar
    No. your right, Who wants to pin every single app that could possibly give you toast notifications, Notifications center=Need
    12-11-2011 08:02 PM
  8. MannLou's Avatar
    Most of my notifications are visible on the start page. What apps would you have running in the background that wouldn't be pinned? I'm just curious. I usually have the ones running pinned.

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    12-11-2011 08:17 PM
  9. jmerrey's Avatar
    Turn notifications from games would be one example. Here's something else to think about: if I leave my phone for an hour and come back to it, how do I know how many notifications I got, and what they are? What about overnight?
    As apps become more advanced, and are able to give you these notifications, it has and will continue to become more difficult to keep track of all the alerts.
    Obviously, an alert from words by post that it's my turn in three games is hardly crucial information, but at the same time, I want to know.
    12-11-2011 08:27 PM
  10. WPGenius's Avatar
    I think MS will work on it eventually, they could at least have differ notification sounds for each app....
    12-11-2011 08:45 PM
  11. N8ter's Avatar
    Don't want to have 15 different.notification tones and remember that. Just need a Notification center

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    12-11-2011 11:05 PM
  12. aubreyq's Avatar
    Since this is the 500th or so thread asking for a better way to manage notifications, it's become crystal clear to me that Microsoft really should look into getting us a notifications screen. Heck, Charlie Kindel, who worked on the development of Windows Phone for 2.5 years, feels Windows Phone could use one: I Won a Samsung Galaxy S II – My Review | cek.log
    12-12-2011 10:18 AM
  13. Billone's Avatar
    Vote for the feature here: Feature Suggestions for Windows Phone

    Theres a suggestion titled "enable-push-toast-notifications-for-the-fb-twitter" that seems to meet the spirit of what's being discussed here. You can add in your own thoughts and ideas to this item, as well.
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    12-12-2011 12:44 PM
  14. muitosabao's Avatar
    don't forget that iphone users (like i was for 3 years before changing to windows phone last month) only got a unified notification on version 5 of the iOS, 4 years after it came out.
    This was a constant request from every iOS user for years. But i think wp7 users are a bit worst in this sense, since if the app is not pinned, no notification number will appear anywhere, whereas on ios, even before the notification area on version5, there would always be a number on the app icon (though easy to loose, if you had (like i did) hundreds of apps, nested inside folders...
    12-13-2011 04:08 AM
  15. martin_strahilovski's Avatar
    Don't want to have 15 different.notification tones and remember that. Just need a Notification center

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    MS, Y U NO make "Me" tile "Notification center" !???
    12-13-2011 02:53 PM
  16. Big Supes's Avatar
    Not really sure why another thread about this had to be started...

    *unsubscribed*
    12-13-2011 02:59 PM
  17. jfa1's Avatar
    Me neither! I know the horse is not dead but do we really need to keep on beating it?
    12-13-2011 03:51 PM
  18. wolf1891's Avatar
    Me neither! I know the horse is not dead but do we really need to keep on beating it?

    poor horse... :(
    12-13-2011 04:29 PM
  19. manicottiK's Avatar
    The confusion seems to be between tile notifications and toast notifications. Live Tile notifications are persistent -- if I don't see my phone for an hour, my email count is still visible. However, toast notifications disappear and can't be viewed after the fact.

    My university portal will send me a toast when a grade gets posted. If I don't see that toast come in, I have no way to know that one of the many unpinned apps on my phone wants to tell me something. Yes, I could pin it, but now you're suggesting that all apps that send toasts should also support live tiles and that they should all be pinned to Start.

    A "Toast" app could collect toasts and its live tile could show a count of new toasts received since the use last looked. Then, those who want to know what's come in and disappeared can pin the Toast app and tap it to view the history while the others can simply not pin it to Start. Both sides of this argumnt then get what they want.
    12-13-2011 06:35 PM
  20. N8ter's Avatar
    don't forget that iphone users (like i was for 3 years before changing to windows phone last month) only got a unified notification on version 5 of the iOS, 4 years after it came out.
    This was a constant request from every iOS user for years. But i think wp7 users are a bit worst in this sense, since if the app is not pinned, no notification number will appear anywhere, whereas on ios, even before the notification area on version5, there would always be a number on the app icon (though easy to loose, if you had (like i did) hundreds of apps, nested inside folders...
    If an app with a badge was in the folder, the folder showed the badge count total so even that was workable.


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    12-14-2011 02:21 AM
  21. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    MS, Y U NO make "Me" tile "Notification center" !???
    Excellent idea. They could integrate the Me tile into the start screen similar to what they do in the upper right corner of the Xbox dashboard.

    I would like to see it persistent at the top with a smaller picture, double wide tile, most recent notifications (or scrolling notifications). When you open your Me hub, the default is a messaging notification spoke. Swiping left brings up your post/check-in spoke. Swiping right brings up other spokes, which are customizable. Alternatively, there could be four spokes for messaging notifications, social media notifications, games notifications, and other app notifications.
    12-14-2011 09:21 AM
  22. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Evidently it's a big issue with new users.
    Not really sure why another thread about this had to be started...

    *unsubscribed*
    Me neither! I know the horse is not dead but do we really need to keep on beating it?
    12-14-2011 09:37 AM
  23. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Could be fix for the problem. I don't even use the Me tile because it's pretty useless. It doesn't give an alarm or toast notification when it need to be check. I only notice it when I'm using the phone and notice the tile flip to the other side.
    MS, Y U NO make "Me" tile "Notification center" !???
    12-14-2011 09:40 AM
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