2-3 parallel solution to choose by the user? Re: Any, alternative ideas to fullscreen popup-messages?

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Thu Feb 1 00:17:03 CET 2007

On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 16:55 -0600, Jonathon Suggs wrote:
> Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote: 
> > Do you really want e.g. the "incoming phone" confirmation dialog behave like that? 
> > [more notification strategies]
> > ...
> > I understand your point, I just think that this kind of thinking is not what the majority of smartphone users wants.... or is it? Guys?
> I think Mickey is right about the "majority."  When I get a phone call,
> 97.842% of the time it is the most important thing that is happening and
> should be treated as such (almost fullscreen pop-up with VERY large,
> easy to press with a finger buttons [ANSWER] [IGNORE] (or whatever they
> would say))
> Now, do I want all pop-ups like that? Probably not.  I really like the
> idea of the 'footer' being able to "stack" several notifications that I
> can review at my convenience.
> Moving right along, I think a good way to proceed is to have a system
> API for creating notifications.  You can give them different levels,
> priorities or whatever you want to call them.  But so long as there is a
> generic way to create them (and all applications use that API) then
> exactly how they are displayed can be customized by the user.  The
> default setting can be the 2/3 screen pop-up.  But it could be overridden...
> -Jonathon

There are already systems for doing these notifications:


I know there are more solutions than this as well, but ideally we can
use what already exists on the desktop and help add to respective
projects' functionality for net gain.


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