Quick Reply Notifications [Concept]

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Nathan20, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Nathan20 macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    The other day i posted a concept for messages share sheets: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1528817

    Following on from that here is a concept for replying quickly to notifications from anywhere. The example attached is with iMessage but could be accessed and used by 3rd party apps.

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  2. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    so basically you just made a worse version of bitesms.
  3. Nathan20 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    An alternative...
  4. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    Looks good to me, although I'd prefer if the quick-reply sheet was more like the actual Messages window - allowing you to see previous messages and see your reply show up in the window.
  5. King Bowser macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2010

    lmao sorry this is funny to me.
  6. MasterHowl macrumors 65816


    Oct 3, 2010
    North of England
    Nice :)

    Although I'd much prefer it if swiping down took you to the normal notification centre, then there was a little "reply" icon next to the text message in notification centre, which brought up a share-sheet-like reply box.

    Good work though
  7. Nathan20 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    yeah, thats actually a great idea
  8. jinkoh macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2012
  9. alksion macrumors 68000


    Sep 10, 2010
    Los Angeles County
    Can you tell me what's so slow about the current setup? If you see the notification and click it once, it will take you immediately to where you can start typing a message.

    The only time I can see anything like this being useful is if there were multiple text messages in your notification center and you could quick reply to each one, that might be useful. But even then, there's almost no point.
  10. Beeplance macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    People want to reply to the message without leaving the current app/game they're in. After the reply, they can resume it immediately without double-tapping the home button, choosing the app then wait for it to resume.
  11. alksion macrumors 68000


    Sep 10, 2010
    Los Angeles County
    Haha. You make it sound so difficult when put like that. I see your reasoning, but saving myself two seconds isn't really that big of a deal for me.

    Clicking the home button twice really doesn't bother me. Now, if they come up with a better way to multitask or better way of intiating multitasking, then I might have some interest in that.
  12. pear21 macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2012
    Pretty good idea, I like it alot, I used an android for a little bit and I liked this feature so that way I could remain in my apps.
  13. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    What this says to me is that we need:

    A) A faster animation to get into the message app when you tap the notification.

    B) A back button in the message app to go back to the app you were in before.

    C) An API that allows apps to understand that the message app is special and should not be considered a reason to stop of shut down whatever its doing.

    I'd rather attack the actual problems then invent multiple ways to do the same thing (a tap does this! a swipe does this! they're almost the same, but slightly different!) That just leads to confusion.

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