Windows Phone Hacker’s Preview of Homebrew Notification CenterNovember 17, 2012 1 Comment
Microsoft’s Thomas Fennel recently revealed that in the developing stages of the Windows Phone 8 platform they were considering a notification center after all. In an interview he simply states that this release of Windows Phone would not feature a notification system because “we ran out of time”. He also noted that it was very important to him and that they get tons of feedback from developers that they want something like that as well. He also promise that his staff we’re thinking very, very hard when it comes to this, so it safe to say we should see this implemented in the future…But for those who do not wish to wait, and have the know how, you may not have to wait very long..Windows Phone Hacker has just released a video of the preview of his homebrew Notification app. Check it out below:
What we have here is my response to the controversial subject of a notification center. Every time I’ve tried using toasts, I’ve found them rather pointless, as they disappear after 10 seconds and I’ll never know what app wanted to tell me what. With the recent talks of Microsoft working on one, I thought I’d put together my own for Windows Phone 7, and possibly even WP8 (haven’t tested it, but if the push works the same way, it should work fine).
The application is rather simple in design and does not require any root privileges. You’re welcome. But it’s also in very early stages, so I need some ideas about designs and usage. If you think you’d use this application, give me a hollar below, as I need to know whether or not I should work on making it stable enough for public use, or if people are content with the current system by Microsoft here.
Pretty cool indeed. Lets see if Microsoft picks up this concept and has an even better system released with an update for us by the beginning of April…MBGW
Source: Windows Phone Hacker