Annoying notifications: Are they still relevant?

  • Gmail
  • WhatsApp
  • Telegram
  • Outlook
  • Facebook
Notification Channels — Android Oreo
iOS 12 — Grouped notifications
  • Developers should think about this problem and try and reduce the number of notifications pushed to users. They should think of it as a precious resource, which should be used judiciously.
  • Grouping or merging notifications is a great way not only to reduce the number of notifications but also to provide a better user experience.
  • Android and iOS should put restrictions on the amount and frequency of the notifications per app.
  • Google and Apple should review and reject apps which abuse the notification system.
  • Android and iOS should have a “Dismissed notifications” sections where you can see all you recently unread and dismissed notifications. This should handle the problem when you remove the important notifications by mistake.

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