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I had the same sort of need in one of my applications and couldn't find a Toast-like UI control in iOS either. In the end, I just created my own.
Others have covered the use cases well. I have noticed one thing that is missing from the discussion: information security. Enterprise users, and enterprise IT, often have concerns about information security. If your application is using sensitive data, the enterprise might not allow for that data to go through someone else's cloud. You might not be able ...
Notify the user inside the app, but try to avoid interrupting their workflow. The Nielsen Norman Group did a study on mobile intranets that touched on this topic. They gave seven strategies that help avoid errors and improve productivity for mission-critical applications. From the article: "Recognize that, even for the most proficient practitioners, ...
It is probably best to display an unobtrusive status bar at the top or bottom of the screen inside the app indicating that the application is not connected to the server. This is how your phone tells you when you have a data connection, so it is a familiar paradigm.
I'm just going to address the OP's problem statement in my reply below with existing and proven trends. Your best solution is to just ring/vibrate the device and show a persistent OS notification. keep vibrating the device and/or make sounds regularly (with brief intervals say one every minute) until user sees or discards or approves your notification. ...
Notifications should be configured to be sent either by in-app or SMS or any other means of messaging (email etc,). Most of the time, users will use the mobile application for all their work, so most of the notifications should be displayed in it for additional processing (tight integration with the rest of application). On the other hand, SMS might be a ...
Give the user an in-app message that the data will be sent later. In your app you can use some kind of counter (or inbox) to show how many orders are yet to be synced. To notify of that number outside the app, you can use the app icon counter on the home screen: You could give the user the option to turn off the in-app notification. The counters will ...
It seems that an app notification is less intrusive than a SMS. However, a notification is useful only if you need the user to act; if he has nothing to do and the problem can be solved by itself you don't need to bother the user. A simple indicator (done/pending) would do the job.
|You can just progress to the next state automatically in application, with a notification in addition to that. Avoid 'prompts' (alerts) whenever possible. The best notification system I can think of is Facebook (apart from the emails). Show a red number on a meaningful icon. When a user clicks on the icon, show a list of all notifications and clear the red ...
Totally agree with Bart. I always suggest to favor friendly message just like if it was a real human talking to you. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups
I would think you could do this by making the desktop client "check in" or update to a DB whenever the client is loading page elements (some type of JS while open and session active) or someone is actively using the application (Opening forms, pressing buttons, in addition to application being open). Lets say you track a "Last Time Checked In" that is ...
Upon further reading on what "Toasts" are, I will assume you are referring to feedback mechanism to let a user know something is happening (or did happen) inside the app - not externally through Notification Center (which can be disabled by the user). The typical design pattern in these instances is a progress bar with a text description. For example, in ...
Name of App will launch when phone is connected to power. With this description, the user will have more context as to what app will launch when the phone is connected to a power source. Also by saying that the app will launch when the phone is connect to a power source prevents the statement from reading like the app has to be connected to a power source ...
The only solution I can think of is the notification banner, which has been around since iOS5. The notification ends up in Notification Center, which is good because you also get it on your screen when you weren't looking at the phone.
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