Apple is going to a buy a small company to revamp the Notification system for iOS, says the cultofmac’s sources. Anyone familiar with the iOS can say that the notification system is poor compared with the the one used in Android, Windows Phone 7.
Apple’s pop-up notification system for new text messages, voicemails and the like has often been criticized as one of the weakest parts of the iOS. Notifications are intrusive, modal and often cryptic. It’s a mess.
HP/Palm’s webOS banner notification system, on the other hand, has been widely praised for its utility and ease of use. And from this week’s preview, it looks to be getting better.
Our source, who asked to remain anonymous, didn’t know the identity of the company, except it already has an iPhone app in the App Store.
One candidate is Boxcar, a free app from App Remix that enables push notifications for Twitter, Facebook, and email. Boxcar’s system has been highly praised, especially the new iPad version.
Says Cult of Mac
We can hope for the new notification system to arrive in the iOS 5 or in an updated firmware soon!
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