scrolling notification

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by chhoda, May 15, 2012.

  1. chhoda macrumors 6502

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    hi all,

    in iOS 5 I see a scrolling stock picker .
    is it programmable ? means local notification can generate that kind of scrolling for my application and display my application specific stuffs ? if yes are there any docs / examples ?

    regards
    ch
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    If you mean the one on the notifications pull down then no: there is no way to interact with it at all.
     
  3. Tander macrumors 6502a

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    Do you mean that 3rd party apps can't use it - or that we can't change what it displays?
     
  4. jnoxx macrumors 65816

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    Both :)
     
  5. Tander macrumors 6502a

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    Right.

    Then how does Twitter get their...never mind - Apple integrated Twitter and FB into iOS 5 heavily. (I Assume this is why? )
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Twitter have no access to the left scrolling stock feed either. All twitter can do is have static, no scrolling notifications appear there as can any other app: all you get is a list of the text in the notifications. You can easily have the same: if the user chooses to have notifications from your app on the notification centre they will be there (local or remote, makes no difference). But they will not scroll or do anything interesting like that.
     
  7. Tander macrumors 6502a

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    Do you mean like the stocks and weather info?
     
  8. dejo Moderator

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    Twitter, yes. Facebook, no.
     
  9. Tander macrumors 6502a

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    Oh okay I thought both were.

    So, I could make an app that would push notification to the bar - but not be able to make it active / scroll like the stocks and notifications, do, correct?
     
  10. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    What notifications? No notifications scroll/move on their own. All notifications just sit in lists grouped by application that the user can scroll up and down (the whole screen).
     
  11. Tander macrumors 6502a

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    I think I am getting confused here some what.

    :confused:

    *Backs away*

    As you were.
     
  12. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Indeed. I think there is confusion between notifications and the stocks/weather widgets that can be configured to appear on the notifications pull down but are not notifications, have nothing to do with the notifications system, cannot be altered or impacted by notifications and which there is no way for any third party app to duplicate or communicate with
     
  13. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68030

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    @Tander, if you google UILocalNotification you can find some example apps or tutorials that show how to use this feature. Why not play with one of them and see how it works?
     

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