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

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at openmoko.org
Wed Jan 31 23:31:12 CET 2007

Steven Milburn wrote:

> I tend to be of the mentality that the phone is for my convenience,
> not others.  Therefore, I like the ideas being suggested that
> incoming calls/text messages/emails/etc are indicated by a simple,
> polite icon on a status bar somewhere flashing for my attention.  

> If the application I'm running is screen or input-centric, the icon
> works great, because I'm looking at the screen.  Also, in these
> applications, the current ringer setting would also apply as a way to alert me to the call. 

Indeed. I like it. I like it a lot. Let me sleep about this over the

> I really think in most circumstances, the ringer/vibrator on the
> phone is enough to get one's attention, and all that is needed is a
> consistent place to click to accept or reject the call.

I agree.

> (hmm, the Neo does have vibrate, right?)


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