Swipe Down to access Notifications? How can that work?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sportsfrk214, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. sportsfrk214 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2007
    I don't understand how accessing notifications is going to work. I mean I understand how it's supposed to work - you swipe down from the top of the screen. But in reality I don't see how it can work. I feel like, to a small extent, this would be a problem on pages with scrolling. But to a greater extent, I feel it would be a problem with games. If I'm playing a game like Fruit Ninja, how does the iPhone distinguish between me swiping at a fruit and me swiping for notifications?

    It just seems odd to me because this is the first time an iOS device is using a gesture to access a feature. Think about it: how many features are accessed by way of a gesture other than a simple tap? I just feel like the swipe down gesture would be a problem on many occasions. Anyone with a beta want to comment on how it seems to be working so far?

    I wonder if Notification Center will be merged with the multitasking bar, what with all that empty space above it. From an intuitive standpoint, it seems much more natural to do that.
  2. Hueyfreeman macrumors regular

    May 26, 2011
    I believe it will be the same way the notications on android work. When you touch the status bar and pull it down it reveals the notifications.
  3. Benji222 macrumors 65816


    Dec 21, 2009
    So Cal
    On the beta I have problem playing games all the time, Flight control cant be played because im constantly puling the bar down.

    its a bad system if you ask me.
  4. tigert07 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    Just grand...
  5. Hueyfreeman macrumors regular

    May 26, 2011
    Hmph they should just copy android as far as I know the android notifications are open sourced. Only the fanboys aka(vocal minority) will complain. Google wouldn't care to sue even if it is patented (they are a mellow company when it comes to stuff like that).
  6. chr macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2011
  7. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    I find that sometimes on my iPhone and the Logmein.com app I move the mouse onscreen and inadvertently open notification center.

  8. JASApplications macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2010
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
    Fruit Ninja has the same problem as well! Everytime you swipe a fruit, the notification thing comes down. Soooooo annoying!!
  9. bmwhd macrumors 6502a


    May 22, 2008
    Hopefully they'll steal the details of this from the jailbreak community as well. Infoshade in Lockinfo works this way and has not been too nintrusive for me.
  10. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
    They should have made it to be like MobileNotifier (they ripped off the visual style after all). Notification center should be on the multitasking screen and pressing home on that screen just returns you to the current app.
  11. Qman89 macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2011
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    You also have to remember that no apps have been programed for iOS 5. all the devs will release a compatible version that will only allow you to access the note center in the pause screen or something unobtrusive. That's what the beta is for! So don't worry until the GM comes out and it's still doing it
  12. blesio macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    I guess apple will get feedback from betatesters ;) and will either implement:

    - swiping only from apps that are not full screen
    - setting letting you choose in which apps swiping the notification center won't work.

    One of those will surely solve the problem IMHO
  13. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    Usually, one cannot swipe down from the notification bar on Android during a full-screen game unless they exit the game first or just hit the Home button, which typically puts the game on pause.

    Apple should and hopefully will implement this same feature.
  14. seble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2010
    They should make it so that when an app is in fullscreen, status bar not visible, you shouldn't be able to pull down the notifs. bar.
  15. frunkis54 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2009
    Hmm i haven't noticed a problem the swipe down for me doesn't work unless you swipe by the top bar.
  16. drewc1138 macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    Also, it's important to note that it only happens if you swipe down from the very top of the screen. It's not as if you simply swipe down from anywhere and the notification center appears.

    Personally, I've only had one instance where I opened it inadvertently.
  17. citi macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2006
    Simi Valley, CA
    Have you ever tried to swipe to move to the top of a long list, like twitter? It's very annoying. I know it's a beta
  18. mattdo93 macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2010
    Quick question but is there landscape support for the notification bar? I know MobileNotifier doesn't have it
  19. citi macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2006
    Simi Valley, CA
  20. HitchHykr macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2007
    Well, kind of. It's not supported on the springboard but it's in Safari, for example.
  21. BIRDinho macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    another obvious feature left out of iOS 5 so far is the absence of notification icons in the status bar. Yes there are badges on the app icons in the home screen, but if you are web browsing for example, you get an SMS message and want to save it for later. You lock the iPhone then turn it back on to view the lock screen, there will be no lock screen notification. This when the status bar notification icons would come in handy.
  22. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    i have no issue at all in games or a long list, i start from just off the screen to pull down and it seems to override the app
  23. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    funny this is not a problem with lockinfo's infoshade, cant beleive apple cant do it
  24. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    England, UK
    Surely the simple solution would be to have to swipe down with 2 fingers, instead of 1, thus reducing the likelihood of accidentally doing it in a game, or while scrolling; where you generally only use 1 finger...
  25. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    They could resolve it pretty easy by not allowing the notification pull down action to happen when an app is in the foreground, but could be accessed from the home screens. It could even be up to the app developers to disable the notification gesture in their apps, although Apple probably wouldn't want the control in the hands of the devs.

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