- CrackBerry Abuser
- 127 Posts
How is PEEK better than iOS Notification Centre?
It feels a bit like PEEK is one of BlackBerry's lead features that they're promoting - in fact, it's the only thing we saw in their superbowl commercial.
How is it any better than notification centre on iOS? From what I can see, they work in exactly the same way - swipe from the bezel inside any app to reveal a list of recent messages - tap one of the messages to go into it.
Peek might be a little more refined but I'm shocked that this is their revolutionary lead feature when iOS has had something very, very similar for ages.
- 02-05-2013, 10:17 AM #7
- CrackBerry User
02-05-2013, 10:26 AM #10
- 57 Posts
With iOS Notification, when you are in an App (eg. Angry Birds), you need to swipe from the top and see your notification. If it is an e-mail notification you need to click into the notification to view the message. If you want to go back to the App you need to click the home button twice and the old app is accessible again at the bottom bar that appears. I am not completely sure how the Peek works since I have not tested it. Peek and iOS notification seems fundamentally similar but the gestures for BB10 makes it easier and faster to access.
- CrackBerry User
02-05-2013, 10:27 AM #11
- 13 Posts
There's a few differences.
Peek allows you to see the message count for each app, iOS notification center doesn't.
Peek keeps the app running, iOS puts it into that paused state (pull down watching a video and it pauses instantly).
Peek allows you to see a brief "summary" of notifications instantly - you see the number for each app, and going into the hub gets you more detail. iOS requires you to scroll through notification center to get an idea of what each app has.
Biggest issue is that iOS only shows you X number of recent messages (so you may have 100 missed texts, but iOS will only show you 5 by default) whereas Peek shows you the NUMBER of recent messages, then you can go deeper from there.
Using my iPhone 5 and Z10 side by side - that's definitely one of the features that the Z10 just blows away the iPhone in.
- 02-05-2013, 10:42 AM #14
Peak is that, a peak. You can swipe up, then to the right hold it and see "eh that is a dumb email, I don't care" and then let go and go back to what you are doing. Also you can see multiple emails, texts, Facebook updates, tweets at the same time, ios and android you see that one. Also you can let go on the peak gesture you never leave the app till you go all the way to the right in gesture. Using all three os's myself, peak seems more fluid as swiping from the top, in ios and android is ok, but if you want to do see your inbox and see stuff you must jump out of an app, not in bb10.
Make what I said above short: ios and android (I used these so I know) you see just small part of messages and have to choice one to jump and stop apps. In peak you can see all of it and then you are not stopping an app unless you want to stay in the hub.
- CrackBerry Addict
02-05-2013, 10:58 AM #15
- 505 Posts
I wish BB10 would have brought pop-up notifications of incoming messages (like iOS). It's nice to see what's coming so I can decide if I need to deal with it. Shao-Soft's Leave It On brought it to BBOS, hopefully He's working on the BB10 version, how 'bout it Shao-Soft?
- 02-05-2013, 10:59 AM #16
- 02-05-2013, 11:05 AM #18
Semi5, yes your right I forgot that. I think the end thing here is that you either like the peak into the main hub, the FULL message center, or pull down from the top. I never liked pulling down from the top as even when stuff came in, it popped up in the top of my ios apps.
- 02-05-2013, 11:05 AM #19
- 02-05-2013, 11:06 AM #20
- 02-05-2013, 11:10 AM #23
I think Semi5, this is where you pick the os that is for you....
I hate android and the way the notifications run and ios is better, but I don't like stuff popping up at the top of the screen. THEN if I picked a text or email in ios, or android, I went to one place, had to jump out and go the other section to look at other notification. In bb10, you do the peak and hit the hub, and then all the stuff is there. I like centralized things in os's, liked it in windows phone and I know I will love this. Though we all don't like the same things.
- 02-05-2013, 11:13 AM #24
- 02-05-2013, 11:14 AM #25
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