a message to a user about some event.

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When notification needed that does not launch app

I have an (Android) app that has a background service. This service is persistent and even runs in a different process to the man UI app. It serves a specific propose for the user. However, if it runs ...
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How to display actions similar to one another for proper UX

The company I work for have a Search widget which will allow them to search for petrol station sites in the database. A User is able to have a "Saved Search" which will allow them to re-run a detailed ...
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How long should a temporary notification (toast) appear?

For our intranet application we have little notification messages (toasts) that indicate successful operations like "information saved," "logged out" etc. Most of them are not important enough to ...
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Best time of day to deliver daily notifications?

A while ago I wrote an app for myself that automatically checks if I've been near my gym every day. If I miss a day, I get a mean message the next day like "Missed the gym yesterday, you fat fuck". ...
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Is there a list of conventions and standards for notifications, warnings, and messages directed at the user?

My team and I are working on a style guide for our programs that will be both in the form of webapps and programs. While creating this style guide, we are researching common practices in order to make ...
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Notifying Friends When New Friend Joined?

What seems like the proper way to notify friends that a new friend has joined. Pros and cons for each scenario from experience would be helpful, from a UX perspective I'm interesting and seeing which ...
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What is a “toast notification”?

Microsoft mentions the toast as a visual element in the package manifest for Metro-style apps with the attribute ToastCapable="true". What does this mean?
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When should users be notified of a pending password expiration

Like many, I am required to change my password periodically. When it is about to expire, I am notified on the logon screen (I connect via VPN), but this notification begins two weeks (14 days) before ...
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Duration of alert messages/notifications

From my understanding, alert messages/notifications should not just disappear after a certain amount of time for accessibility reasons - some people may require more time to read them so they should ...
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When to notify users via email vs onsite

We have a system where users will create groups where things will happen at a fast and slow pace. It is important that all users in the group know that updates have been made. Here are the use cases: ...
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What is the idea behind the download dialog of Internet Explorer?

In Internet Explorer 11 the file download dialog appears at the bottom of the window. I know many people who don't know where to find the "save" and "open" buttons after having clicked on a download ...
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When to use different Android toast durations?

I'm making an Android app and I'm having difficulty determining what duration of 'Toast' I should use. I'm currently popping up a 'Toast' for an error message which is rather short. I also know I ...
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How to send a non-disturbing notification to users when they are in a game?

This is for a mobile game for Texas poker. We want to send a notification to our users when the special match they've signed for is about to begin. But we don't want to disturb them too much when they ...
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How to let users know how to manually send notifications?

We're dealing with a schedule in our system that is composed of many tasks. Based on user feedback, we're introducing a "per cell" edit mechanism into the schedule grid to facilitate easy updating. ...
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Is “you've been logged out” push notification helpful to the user?

I have the Fidelity app installed on my phone, and 5 minutes after I leave my phone, I get this push notification— Is there any purpose to show this message to the user? I often find it invasive ...
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When should I notify user about an action he just executed?

In my current project the webApp has a lot of functions the user can interact with. Most of them are actions to manipulate data in database, main data, address, favorites, shopping cart, update order, ...
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Mobile first shopping cart on-change input validation delay and notification for targeted demographic

Specification - Application type:mobile first,web based shopping app,angularjs MVW - Target demographic: 25-60 year old m/f - Targeted market: low cost,android Samsung,Other - Input policy: Don't ...
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Why are email notifications editable in desktop clients but not in mobile apps (i.e. Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest)

If you open (on your desktop) Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, you can edit your email notifications settings, but obviously not your mobile settings. If you open your mobile app, however, why are ...
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Any good suggestions to alert / remind user to save after editing field on a web page?

I have an asp.net-mvc site and a page that has a large number of editable fields table rows, etc that all can be edited. Because the page is quite long the save button often is not visible on the ...
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Should auto notifications include greeting / salutations?

I have built a template to follow when creating auto notifications from an internal system (for employees only), I had been advocating for including the greeting Hello <Name>. Currently the ...
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Should 'critical' system push notifications be sent regardless of the user's settings?

Should an app push notification system send 'critical, system notifications' if a user has turned off push notifications (much like email systems do). Bearing in mind that contact via email will ...
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Should a user get a notification if someone leaves an activity?

I'm setting up a web app where a user can post an activity. Each activity needs participants. One of the features I think would be helpful if the owner of the post was notified when another user joins ...
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Whats the best way to show resolvable notifications?

Example: in a dashboard, mostly i saw it on the header next to messages and user profile/name using a bell icons similar to the image below: On the other hand (this is what I am using now), i have ...
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Multiple notifications for the same thing

I am not a UX expert but since I work in internet space I have some interest in it. I am slightly bothered by multiple notifications for the same thing I receive on my mobile phone (I use android). ...
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How do I display two notifications types on same icon?

What is the best way to display two notification statuses on one icon. Business has requested need to view escalated items as well as new items on first glance. I would like to know is if its proper ...
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When should you mark something as read?

I'm building an application where a user can be mentioned by another user and they get a notification. Similarly, they can send e-mails and they get a notification when someone replies to that e-mail. ...
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Edit mobile notifications on desktop client

Should there be a setting in the desktop client to let users edit mobile notifications? Is it ok to not allow this in the desktop client and just let them set mobile notification preferences from ...
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Non-technical term for AD Credential

In one of the mail notification I have seen a message like "Please login with your AD credential". For a technical user we know what is AD and what is AD credential. But what about non-technical ...
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How to deal with conflicting resource usage concerning repeating events?

We are working on a room booking calendar which allows users to set repeating events. Imagine a scenario where there are 2 repeating events which repeat for quite a long time but they conflict on some ...
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Is a notification counter needed?

I didn't find anything about this. I would like to know if there is any problem in using just a floating circle, warning the user about new notifications or should I display the number of ...
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“No video device” feedback examples

My app uses the webcam, some users may have a device not supported or even no device at all. Could you guys give an example of "negative" feedback to the user? I can't decide. "No device detected" ...
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Using toast for form success and error input

is it natural to use toast notification for a success and error on form validation? I know android and google mail uses this on their application, but I cannot verify why this is the best solution ...
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Is a “Login Successful” Message Necessary?

On an informational/forum website (say, similar to a StackExchange site), is it necessary to show a "login successful" message? Clarification: On the site in question, the users can log in by ...
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Best practices for application alerts

As a developer, I'm always confused about the three basic values of any application's alert: Title Message Dismiss button What should be placed in those 3 values? FAQ for myself: Should the ...
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How do you decide whether you should show a success message or not?

I have an application where the user can perform the following actions. Delete a project - Followed by a confirmation Rename a project Share a project Remove a shared user For those actions, as ...
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Notify a user why nothing happened

I'm writing a content filtering application that operates at the hardware level. The UI is basically out of the picture once the user starts the filter, as it is hidden in the windows task tray. As a ...
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Website notifications [closed]

I am kicking around the idea of putting in place a new design pattern for notifications. These notifications would contain important/very useful information for the user but I don't want to block the ...
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Is there a best practice for where to display toast notifications and snackbars?

What is the best practice for the location of toast-style notifications and snackbars? I have seen them predominantly in the lower right hand corner for toasts, and across the bottom of a browser for ...
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Experience with effective subject and body for “credit card expiring soon” emails

I have a subscription service that has a few dozen subscribers drop off every month because of expired credit cards. I was hoping to gain a little insight into some best practices for an email to prod ...
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Choosing sound and sequence for Timer Camera countdown in terms of UX

Interesting conflict. I'm developing Timer camera app(IOS). Generally , this app let set the timer to any number of seconds you want, when the time reaches 0 theres shutter sound and the image ...
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Easy and intuitive way to prompt the user for data entry throughout the day? (iOS app)

What are some easy, seamless ways to prompt an iOS/mobile user to input data throughout the day (e.g. for a food diary), from both the notification and the data entry perspective? So far the best ...
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Notification messages in game UI

For multi-player strategy games, you often end up wanting to show some sort of non-essential notifications. E.g. "Foo and Baz have started fighting" "Bar has entered your capital city" "Bob has been ...
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What are arguments against the usage of a ticker / marquee on websites?

I was recently asked to add a ticker (with daily updates) to one of our HTML-based dashboards. (A ticker would be text scrolling through the screen. In the past you could achieve something like that ...
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Floating animated message vs. confirmation message. When to use each?

Some pre-clarifications: By floating animated messages I mean the Firefox style messages usually appearing bottom right of the window, for example, when a file downloaded successfully. By ...
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Loading message

I have page that contains a list of tenants that are currently active. To add a new one, there is a link to a full page form that adds the new client to the list of active tenants. This operation ...
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Should notifications “add up” if shown in a menu?

I have a B2B web app in which users can pay to add elements to their public profile. We are keen not to make it look too "e-commerce" as it is for financial companies rather than B2C. Currently, ...
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How often should I send email notifications from a chat app?

So I have a site that has live messaging system to chat with other users in realtime. How often should I EMAIL them saying "You have a new message on ...". If they are heavily chatting it would ...
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Allow push notifications dialog in android

We are creating an alert to the user asking for permissions on sending push notifications. We need this in ios and android. The thing is that even though I found an example in ios (find attached) I ...
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Designing a popup notice for a game

To put this question in context, this is for a (mouse-driven) ui-heavy game. During this game many popup windows will appear. They are mostly non-interactive, just displaying updates on various ...
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Descriptive notification or CTA?

I'm working on the notification system for a web app. It has very few messages to display, but these are very important in the use of the platform. I was wondering if it would be best to include ...