1. dawindbag's Avatar
    Anyone care to clarify what the difference is between these two things? I must be missing some distinction.
    02-11-2014 04:45 PM
  2. xconomicron's Avatar
    Nothing, they are the same terms.
    02-11-2014 04:48 PM
  3. dawindbag's Avatar
    From here:


    ...and while I'm at it, from here:

    Action Center menu by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Some are reporting that this is the Notification Center, but I'm hearing it's a different feature.
    02-11-2014 04:53 PM
  4. WhippedKream's Avatar
    Yes please I've been dying to know since people keep referring to the two! Me no gets hombre
    02-12-2014 01:45 AM
  5. ShreyansShah's Avatar
    i think notification center may be just a notification center, just a small down swipe will bring it, just like what we do now to bring all the above icons such as wifi, bluetooth, etc.

    action center will be a complete drop down menu, showing all the list of msgs, notifications along with shortcuts to wifi, bluetooth, airplane mode, etc.
    02-12-2014 04:39 AM
  6. wuiyang's Avatar
    action center is a place where you have settings, short version of notification like other smartphone platform
    while notification center are like unification notification app, where it shows the full notification
    02-12-2014 07:14 AM
  7. dawindbag's Avatar
    You people are just making **** up.

    • Quick settings access (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) by doing a quick swipe from the top of the screen
    • Action Center accessed by doing a full swipe from up to the bottom (separate from the Notification Center)
    • Silent notifications which go directly to the Action center
    There's been references to a quick setting area to turn radios and such on and off. There's a Action center that swipes from the bottom and a Notification center that swipes from the top. (Still nothing when you swipe to the right? w.t.f?)

    Now, maybe the reporting on this is just shabby, which is likely, but it's been cited on many sites consistently. There are also screen shots with the media controls still coming in from the top as well, so I'm unclear how that will work and it's in direct conflict with the iOS-like settings shade. Very curious what to expect here.
    MikeSo likes this.
    02-12-2014 05:03 PM
  8. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    You people are just making **** up.



    There's been references to a quick setting area to turn radios and such on and off. There's a Action center that swipes from the bottom and a Notification center that swipes from the top. (Still nothing when you swipe to the right? w.t.f?)

    Now, maybe the reporting on this is just shabby, which is likely, but it's been cited on many sites consistently. There are also screen shots with the media controls still coming in from the top as well, so I'm unclear how that will work and it's in direct conflict with the iOS-like settings shade. Very curious what to expect here.
    I agree with you, I think there was some bad reporting regarding the Action Center. I'm not sure why WPcentral reported that the Action Center is accessed with a swipe from the bottom (which they learned from the SDK) seeing as it is not included in the SDK. Maybe whoever wrote the article, or someone in the know how can comment. But I believe there is only one. The Action Center is the notification center.
    02-12-2014 05:28 PM
  9. dawindbag's Avatar
    I agree with you, I think there was some bad reporting regarding the Action Center. I'm not sure why WPcentral reported that the Action Center is accessed with a swipe from the bottom (which they learned from the SDK) seeing as it is not included in the SDK. Maybe whoever wrote the article, or someone in the know how can comment. But I believe there is only one. The Action Center is the notification center.
    If this is bad reporting, my theory is that the "Action Center" is the name for the soft keys that will replace the capacitive buttons OR its the name for a new version of the charms bar that is at the bottom of most apps.
    FinancialP likes this.
    02-12-2014 06:54 PM
  10. meddyrainzo's Avatar
    You people are just making **** up.



    There's been references to a quick setting area to turn radios and such on and off. There's a Action center that swipes from the bottom and a Notification center that swipes from the top. (Still nothing when you swipe to the right? w.t.f?)

    Now, maybe the reporting on this is just shabby, which is likely, but it's been cited on many sites consistently. There are also screen shots with the media controls still coming in from the top as well, so I'm unclear how that will work and it's in direct conflict with the iOS-like settings shade. Very curious what to expect here.
    Action Center accessed by doing a full swipe from up to the bottom (separate from the Notification Center)

    Not from bottom to top...hence the confusion
    FinancialP likes this.
    02-12-2014 07:08 PM
  11. meddyrainzo's Avatar
    I agree with you, I think there was some bad reporting regarding the Action Center. I'm not sure why WPcentral reported that the Action Center is accessed with a swipe from the bottom (which they learned from the SDK) seeing as it is not included in the SDK. Maybe whoever wrote the article, or someone in the know how can comment. But I believe there is only one. The Action Center is the notification center.
    They reported it as a swipe from top to bottom...
    02-12-2014 07:10 PM
  12. Samst22's Avatar
    I think they just got their words mumbled when reporting it. If you replace 'up' with top, then the sentence reads 'full swipe from top to the bottom'. Which is what it looks like they meant. Then maybe if Paul Thurrott is citing WPCentral he also read this wrong.

    The interesting part to note is that he says it's different from notification centre. No idea what that means. I really like Baccus's idea of the action centre being a new WP charms equivalent though.
    Moiz Mian likes this.
    02-12-2014 07:25 PM
  13. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    They reported it as a swipe from top to bottom...
    Ah yes, now I see it's just a misunderstanding of the way they stated it. Thanks for the clarification
    02-12-2014 07:41 PM
  14. Sean D.'s Avatar
    Calm down people! Action Center is the name Windows currently uses on their PC's to get to the computer notifications. Lower right hand, click on the little flag icon, "open action center".
    02-13-2014 03:00 PM
  15. dawindbag's Avatar
    Calm down people! Action Center is the name Windows currently uses on their PC's to get to the computer notifications. Lower right hand, click on the little flag icon, "open action center".
    That makes no sense as a Windows phone feature. It's not like Windows action center contains any of the app notifications like new message or anything. On Windows the system tray, action center and notifications are all disparate concepts.

    MS left Action Center out of this build of the SDK for a reason. It's either something new and interesting or they just have their nomenclature out of whack for the notification center.

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    02-13-2014 04:15 PM
  16. Naren Parker's Avatar
    I believe the Action Centre would serve as a place for "actionable" notifications - like replying to a FB post without actually opening the app or sending a text or something on those lines instead of just being a repository of missed notifications.
    RodimusMajor likes this.
    02-14-2014 07:52 AM

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