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iOS Notifications

Posted on:March 7, 2011

Currently, when I get a text or push notification on my iPhone, it interrupts whatever I’m doing and shows me a dialog box that I must interact with. It’s insanely annoying.

This is the current notification system on the iPhone.

After thinking about how it could be implemented on the iPhone, I think I have come up with something that solves this problem.​​

Notifications will slide up from the bottom. It will go away if there is no interaction taken within 5 seconds. The small left dot turns red, indicating that there are notifications.

When on the home screen, you can swipe to the right and see notifications when spotlight is.

Here are some additional thoughts about my decisions:

This got a nice writeup on Techcrunch.