Peek and Glance
Just saw the vid on the CB homepage.
Will notifications be visible in the notification bar on top of the screen? If not, it kinda defeats the purpose of quick heads up by having to use a gesture to view how many emails, bbms, or texts messages i have.
I get the glancing back part, being able to see the last app/message you were viewing (which I LOVE by the way, cant tell you how many times I have to exit and revisit different emails/texts), but it seems a little more cumbersome to have to use a gesture to view how many messages I have vs just looking at the top of the screen.
- 06-22-2012, 03:10 PM #2
That's exactly what I was thinking, i already requested to RIM that feature and they said "They will pass it on to the relevant BB10 team" they must feature a pull down notification centre or a centre in general
- 06-22-2012, 04:19 PM #4
I disagree. I would much rather have it just like it is. Mobile devices have small enough screens that I would prefer as much space as I can get. While I like my 9930, I really miss the big screen of my S2.
I LOVE the proposed design and implementation of notifications. You are going to know you have something coming in with the LED flashing. If you are curious, you can peek into what it was. Then let it snap off the screen so you have all the real estate back for the live app.
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- 06-22-2012, 04:31 PM #5
What I hope for is the multi-colored LED like in current BBs and either functionality like BeBuzz or at least an API for a 3rd party app like that. This way, you'll know you have a notification and, based on the color or the number of times it flashes, what kind.
I also like the red upper-left corner used on the Playbook to let you know about notifications while in apps.Why is it that when your contract commitment is up, the phone you always wanted is now old and the phone you now want won't be out until the next quarter?
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- 06-22-2012, 04:51 PM #6
I really like the "peeking" on the PlayBook and I would like to see native Bebuzz options to go along with this. I prefer having each app in a full screen, 16x9 aspect ratio and doing a quick swipe when I need to handle my multitasking. It looks like the "peek" screen would leave us about 10% less screen real estate for apps if it were fixed to every screen.
The biggest thing I don't like is now I'm having to place an input (via gesture) to get information from my device that could actually be provided to me in a heads-up feature that is displayed at all times.
The whole point of BB is to help me be more productive. But if I have to remind myself to gesture/peek at what notifications are coming in, then I might as well use a different device.
The notification tray works perfectly as it is on existing BB's. I know exactly what comes in and I can decide if I want to handle it right on the spot without having to do anything.
- 06-22-2012, 06:22 PM #8
With the phone locked, or the screen locked, you have to make a gesture anyways.
I want my screen to be as clear as possible. Will still have the LED notifications present.Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum...
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- 06-22-2012, 07:34 PM #10
But if BB is for people who "Do" just like the CEO said so, then why make notifications more cumbersome? Notifications are a BIG part of "getting things done", so why keep them hidden until gestured for?
And say my phone is cradled or in an iGrip when I'm driving? Now I have to swipe/gesture while driving to find out what that beep was for?
Or lets say the phone is screen locked. Now I have to unlock and then gesture to view notifications? What if I left my phone on the desk for lunch and didn't hear the beep and the led times out. I come back to my office and have no idea I have new messages...
Anyway, it SEEMS like a cool nifty thing to do to make people say, "heh, that's pretty cool," but this seems to me like a case of design getting in the way of function.
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06-24-2012, 12:37 AM #13
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Again, design getting in the way of functionality.
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06-24-2012, 01:45 PM #15
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I think that considering BB10 will be built on what we already have in the PB OS 2.0+ we can expect a similar UI. The homescreen has the notification tray at the top, with indications fir battery, signal, various connections (e.g. Wifi, BT, etc) as well as the number of emails and bbms and so forth.
When inside an app the screen is dedicated to that app save for the led as well as the glowing upper left corner to indicate when a notification has come in. If an app is open it probably means you are using the device and by extension, holding the device - a simple swipe on my PB fro the top right shows me the notifications and I can choose to act in them or slide it shut and continue using my app. I find this to be much cleaner and effective. If the notification tray was always present then aside from lost screen space, what about accidental touches that take you out of the app you're in? My two cents worth coming from my experience on the PB
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06-24-2012, 06:26 PM #16
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it may be light the playbooks feature where the top left corner goes red to tell you there is a notification. i'm sure RIM won't leave us without a way of knowing there is a message whole doign other stuff, that is also why there is an LED notifier
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06-26-2012, 10:02 AM #17
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i'm trying to figure out how much of a novelty the peek feature will be other than looking at your notifications. from the videos i've seen, it doesn't appear as though there is a significant amount of info visible in the other apps you can peek back at from your main active app. Not sure how much i would use this feature other than for checking notifications because of this (not trying to slam the feature, if someone knows more about it please enlighten me. just an observation based on what i've seen so far).
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