notifications

  • Snowball Debuts A “Priority Inbox” For Your Phone’s Notifications

    Snowball Debuts A “Priority Inbox” For Your Phone’s Notifications

    With a growing number of mobile applications available to download, and only a handful that see regular usage, push notifications have become one of the only ways for developers to grab users’ attention in order to get them to reopen their app and re-engage with their content. Unfortunately for app users, that means we’re often bombarded with notifications we don’t care about. Read More

  • Twitter’s Periscope Now Lets You Mute Users, Watch Live On Mac Via iOS 8 Handoff

    Twitter’s Periscope Now Lets You Mute Users, Watch Live On Mac Via iOS 8 Handoff

    One of the biggest problems with the Twitter-owned live streaming app Periscope from day one has been its notification system. While push notifications are a useful way to immediately discover which broadcasters you follow have just started a live stream so you can tune in and join in real time, its lack of granular controls meant users were faced with what could often be a deluge of alerts. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: The Whole Truth

    Gillmor Gang: The Whole Truth

    The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include the new Microsoft and its Outlook reboot, the Gang on Women in Tech, why XML, RSS, and Notifications change everything, and why @kevinmarks disagrees. Shortly after this recording, Robert Scoble announced a health-focused hiatus. We wish him success. Read More

  • Pebble's New Android Update With Interactive Notifications

    Pebble 2.3 For Android Brings Interactive Notifications, Will Work With Android Wear-Ready Apps

    Pebble’s upcoming Android software release will introduce support for directly replying to messages and performing other actions right from the watch based on inbound notifications. The 2.3 software update effectively makes Pebble compatible with apps that have built-in support for Android Wear notifications, giving them a way to benefit from the explosion of app development interest… Read More

  • Hiptic Games Launches Its GameThrive Push Notification Service

    Hiptic Games Launches Its GameThrive Push Notification Service

    Hiptic Games, a Y Combinator alum that’s been operating in stealth since the Summer 2011 batch, has launched GameThrive, a push notifications service that aims to help developers engage players when they’re least likely to be annoyed. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Smoke Signals

    Gillmor Gang: Smoke Signals

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — talk Slack, Nuzzel, micro-audiences, notification strategy, Microsoft futures, Office on the iPad, and a Sunday brunch of tech nuggets. Not discussed but no less relevant, IFTT, Instapaper, Digg Deeper, MediaREDEF, voice roaming, and the amazing set of circumstances that prevented the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Taming of the Stream

    Gillmor Gang: Taming of the Stream

    The Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor – examine the gathering storm that is the Uber social network. After years of positioning, acquisition, soaring value payouts, and a winner-take-all sensibility in the tech community, now something different. The data points: Digg Deeper, Soundcloud, Twitter user metrics, and more… Read More

  • Facebook Tests Android L-Style Lock Screen Notifications

    Facebook Tests Android L-Style Lock Screen Notifications

    A new update for the test group of Facebook for Android users briefly enabled lockscreen notifications, at least for new message activity, before a later update today seems to have disabled the feature. The notifications looked very similar to the lock screen notifications Google showed off at I/O this year, one of the new upcoming features of Android L, the next major update for… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: The Other Shoe

    Gillmor Gang: The Other Shoe

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Benedict Evans, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor — finally have a full picture of the two major mobile platforms. Google I/O certainly lived up to expectations as a checkoff of the major food groups: wearables, carables, set top boxables, and so on.
    Android L and iOS8 conspire to reflect the convergence around the notification bus… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Pulp Friction

    Gillmor Gang: Pulp Friction

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — talk FirePhone and its impact on digital transactions in the material world. For starters, it’s not really a phone as much as an object recognition system that taps directly into the mainline of showteling. Just as mobile has “freed” us from our assigned desks, so too has the… Read More

  • Apple Patents An iPad Smart Cover That Can Display Push Notifications

    Apple Patents An iPad Smart Cover That Can Display Push Notifications

    Apple has a new patent (via AppleInsider) that could show you notifications on your Smart Cover, even when your iPad’s screen is obscured by the protective accessory. The filing details both active Smart Cover notifications that would use built-in LEDs or electroluminescent displays, and passive versions that could support pass-through transmission of light from the iPad display… Read More

  • Subscribe to Future Events with Notivo

    Notivo Wants To Be A ‘Google Now’ For Everything Else

    Early stage startup Notivo, launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt, is a mobile search assistant that helps you track events and receive notifications when information you care about changes or is updated. It’s sort of something in between Google Alerts, which returns relevant Google Search results, and something like Google Now, which today alerts you to a number of things from… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It’s called Lock Screen, and some of us think it’s where the early adopters meet the great unvarnished Silent Majority. Forget clicks or swipes or doing anything; it’s all about glancing. What this means… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

    Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — Heartbleed security hole, changing landscape of Twitter notifications, Brendan Eich’s exit from Mozilla, politically charged and leadership compromised, Condoleezza Rice heading to the Dropbox Board of Directors? Dropbox, OneNote, Evernote, Box. Office on the iPad… Read More

  • Twitter Tests Notifications In Your Web Browser

    Twitter Tests Notifications In Your Web Browser

    Twitter is no stranger to trying out new features on its social networking platform, with news just yesterday that it is in the process of testing and rolling out no less than 15 different ad units, at least some of which are already popping up for users. Today comes news of a feature that focuses Twitter on the desktop experience: web notifications. In Twitter’s words, the feature will… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Another Fine Mess

    Gillmor Gang: Another Fine Mess

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor In a world where big planes can be lost without a trace and and drunk-drivers make the biggest headlines at tech conferences, it was only fitting that we turned this episode of the Gillmor Gang on its head and started with an ending. Only in this crazy world does that make any sense. Read More

  • Google Adds Notification Center And Rich Notifications To Chrome Beta 28, Will Work Even When The Browser Is Closed

    Google Adds Notification Center And Rich Notifications To Chrome Beta 28, Will Work Even When The Browser Is Closed

    This isn’t exactly the launch of Google Now for the desktop, which many of us have been patiently waiting for, but Google today announced that it is bringing a richer notifications experience to Chrome, starting with the latest beta. This definitely feels like it brings Google Now yet another step closer to the desktop. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: It's Alright, Bob

    Gillmor Gang: It’s Alright, Bob

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Danny Sullivan, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — convened with Gillmor in Boston and the Gang in California. We took another cut at the Google Reader damage, with @dannysullivan hating on notifications and @scobleizer hating on Android’s notifications. Did I say I told him so? Yes I did. But the mere fact we spent so much time on the… Read More

  • Tumblr Adds Real-Time Notifications To Its Dashboard And It Feels A Lot Like Facebook’s Ticker

    Tumblr Adds Real-Time Notifications To Its Dashboard And It Feels A Lot Like Facebook’s Ticker

    Today on its staff blog, Tumblr shared that it is rolling out real-time notifications to people’s dashboards, so that you can have even more cat- and fashion-related content thrown in your face. It’s a smart move and surprising that it took so long. The thing that has kept Tumblr from being seen as a blogging platform is the fact that it stands pretty still, so an infusion of… Read More

  • AwayFind Introduces New Time- And Calendar-Based Alert Features To Compete With Apple’s VIP Mail Service

    AwayFind Introduces New Time- And Calendar-Based Alert Features To Compete With Apple’s VIP Mail Service

    AwayFind is a service that notifies you when you get email from loved ones, bosses, and friends and keeps them in a special, separate app where you can reply to them at your leisure. It works best, for example, if you only check your real mail app every few hours and keep your eye on AwayFind for the important stuff. I’ve been using it for a while and really enjoy the freedom it affords. Read More