Monday, June 09, 2014

Why Notifications Are About to Rule the Smartphone Interface | Gadget Lab | WIRED

Likely a mixed blessing

"When iOS 8 hits, the notification center is going to be the most important screen in your iPhone. Think about it: Notifications already are the way you know about everything that happens without having to fire up an app. A notification lets you know you have a new email, a new text message, a new Snapchat. (Hi, Tony. Looking good.) But with iOS 8 they become interactive. They’re not just simple announcements—or even calls to action—anymore. They are actions in and of themselves. Entirely new windows onto our data. It’s nearly impossible to overstate how much this will change the way you use your phone."
Why Notifications Are About to Rule the Smartphone Interface | Gadget Lab | WIRED
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