Drag-icon to open notifications

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Danneman101, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2008
    What do you call that drag-icon that in the push-notification screen (the one you drag out from the top of the iphone)?

    I want to use it to hint at the user that if you drag this icon you'll expose a tabbar with controls you can use, instead of having the toolbar showing all the time and obscuring a large chunk of the screen.

    Kinda hard to google when you don't know the name, though, so thought I'd ask :)

    Here's a picture for clarification. I'm talking about the icon at the very bottom in the middle (three lines):

  2. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2008
  3. macrumors 68030


    Sep 2, 2008
    The screenshot you show is of the Notification Center. The notifications are UILocalNotifications that have been posted by apps on the device. Probably also push notifications end up there as well. The weather and stocks are "special" Apple apps that can add stuff to the notification center in a way that isn't in the public APIs.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Aug 17, 2009
    He was talking about the image at the bottom of the notifications tab, where you flick to close it. He wanted to use a similar thing on a collapsible toolbar in a UI, but apparently devised a design the he prefers.
  5. macrumors newbie


    Nov 24, 2011
    Rugby, UK
    In Drupal (PHP CMS system) we have these at the bottom of textviews to make them bigger. In this case they're called "Grippie"s usually, but I'm not sure of the term for Apple, but if I had to refer to it, I would call it the Notification Centre grippie..
  6. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    The icon isn't dissimilar from the one in UITableViews that appears on the right side of all of the cells that are rearrangeable. (For example, if you go into the World Clock tab of the built in Clock app and tap the edit button.)

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