Banners or alerts?

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  1. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

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    Which do you prefer?

    I find for messages or voicemail I like banners but for a calendar appointment or task reminder an alert is better
     
  2. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    I would tend to agree. Having a popup for calendar alerts makes sure I notice what it is. For all my other notifications I'll stick with banners.
     
  3. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    Everything is banners. Except when it's a person, it's an alert.
     
  4. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I use springpad for my tasks. And I was having trouble deciding between banners and alerts for it. But decided the point of the notification is to make me aware that I have something to do.

    And banners are kinda out of the way so they don't inconvenience the user. Alerts are like stop watching YouTube and change the air filter ya lazy slob.
     
  6. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    Whenever it's a personal message, like a chat or wtvr, then i set it to alert.
     
  7. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I prefer banners. I am jailbroken however and take full advantage of my lockscreen and notification center (and statusbar icons) so I don't have to heavily rely on banners or alerts.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  10. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    For everything? That would annoy me so much. That's why I used to use MobileNotifier before iOS 5. But each person has their own preferences. Who am I to question yours? Also, nice to see a fellow Coloradan on here :)
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I find the banners to be a bit too small, and I find it hard to read.

    Love Colorado, moved here in 2005.
     

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