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PreCentral: webOS Community Edition to bring better notifications


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#1 NewsDummy

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 10:05 PM

webOS Community Edition to bring better notifications

Here recently we have kept all of our readers up to speed on the cool new features being added to webOS Community Edition by various webOS developers across the interwebs. So far we've witnessed fast card switching gestures, tabbed card stacks, and alternate keyboard layouts (for our many friends overseas). Well the fun is far from over as developer Eric Blade of GVoice fame has delivered yet another cool addition to webOS Community Edition!

It seems that Eric has tweaked our already awesome notification area to make it even better in the form of bigger notifications. This is beneficial not only to developers but also to users. You see, some apps could benefit greatly from more real estate in the notification area so that they may provide a broader spectrum of controls. As Eric shows us with the picture included in this article his app GVoice has already benefited from the extra area with the callers full name and  buttons for call back and send message. We could also see that this modification to the notification area could be a huge help for a bunch of apps. Case in point, an app like Music Player Remix could accomplish some pretty amazing things like adding or removing a song from a playlist from within the notification area. Everything from games to Twitter apps could really leverage this to their advantage.

In the end we are happy to see so many of our developers roll up their sleeves and add their contributions to webOS Community Edition. We can only imagine what kind of wizardry is on the horizon as it seems that some cool new feature is being added daily. HP has given our community a unique opportunity here and we'd have to say that the webOS community has capitalized on it thus far!





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