Peter from MyNokiaBlog has posted an interesting and novel notification centre concept for Windows Phone.
His idea would be to integrate missed toast notifications to the right of the multi-tasking screen, meaning it can be accessed from anywhere in the OS.
The notification center would be positioned right from the application cards (arrow icon placed as a visual cue), accessible by a flick to the left which will reveal all unattended notification items from all installed applications in a scrolling vertical list. Many of the arguments supporting notification center have been about a need for a place to find all the missed toast notifications which has been an inspiration for this concept. When we get a Toast notification, we’ll either tap it for accessing it or swipe it away from the screen. When we do the latter and discard a Toast, it will fly away to the right side of the screen… where the notification screen in this concept is also positioned. Because of this behavior you can think that if you miss a Toast, it will just be automatically discarded to the notification center on the right. (Note: Alternative name for this concept was “Toast Rack”)
I think the idea could be improved by having the notifications peeking onto the multi-tasking screen from the start, allowing one to skip to a notification without needing to swipe to the right first.
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