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Error on initial push notification subscription

Does it make sense to inform the user with an error message when initial registration to push notifications fails?
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Toast notification above the content or floating

I'm working on a mobile app, and am trying to figure out how to display recoverable and unrecoverable errors in context with a list. If a list of items are fetched in the initial request, and a ...
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What is the best way to notify a user that updates are available in a desktop application?

I have a Windows desktop application that is used as the front-end for a webservice. This application has a database that could get updated from time to time, but it would also work with an old ...
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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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When should a toast arise in web app? [closed]

When should a toast arise in web app (need psychological suggestion)? Why Add to favorite action has no toast, while Archive or Delete actions have ones? Toasts or snackbars are used for low-priority ...
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Offline logout of mobile application and receiving notifications

I am siting in a bit of a predicament and cannot find a information about a solution to the predicament on the internet even though I'm sure that someone would have encountered it. The problem if ...
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What's the name for the notification pattern: waiting for the user to respond to a notification before sending the next one?

Some websites (e.g. some forums) send notifications like this: User asks multiple questions on the site Other users respond to the questions The website only notifies the user once (that there has ...
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Stack or use multiple notification toasts

I’ve seen it many times before where you’re on a website and you get a notification which comes in the form of a toast, if you perform the same action another toast will appear and it will push the ...
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Notification panel vs banners

When do you normally add notifications to a slide-out panel vs using a banner for it? By slide-out panel, this is similar to what I mean: By banner, this is similar to what I mean (but with a ...
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Notifications Drawer

We are working on a desktop app with lots of events/alerts/notifications. Because of that, we created a 'notification drawer', similar to the this one: My question is: do you expect the snackbars and ...
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Toasts on big screens - how to improve noticeability

Our webapp uses toast notifications to inform the user about the results of their action. They are displayed in the bottom right corner. The problem is that I use a big screen - 32 inch - and the ...
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Notification to jump to specialist content in feed

Is there a "best in class" example of how to direct users to a specific bit of content in their feed? I am working on a pilot app that curates articles for students and I am looking for an effective ...
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How to inform user that value of form field was removed?

We have some background processing on form and in the result, some of the form fields can become null. So how should information message about this action look like? The best option we have "The value ...
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Handling inactive notifications icons

With our app, there's currently a list of notification icons in the left side of the page. This are to alert you to events or things to do (e.g. you haven't contacted customer x for 30 days, you have ...
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Best place for notification preferences

Today I am working on a new feature inside our web app to allow users to set up their notification preferences. However, I am struggling to find an appropriate place to include this feature, which ...
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Inclusive notification scheme incorporated into design systems

It seems like the standard RED, YELLOW, GREEN and BLUE colours are used in notification schemes/styles in the most popular development frameworks like Material.io and Bootstrap. Of course, colours ...
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Is it beneficial for users to be able to change the display location of user and system notifications?

Some back story. I'm working on a data science platform, and sometimes when working with Jupyter, RStudio, H20, etc, displaying notifications works for one type of notebook but not the other. Because ...
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What is best way to convey to a user that two things are necessary to utilize a feature?

We currently have a feature that allows users to add a Donate form to their page, but this feature is disabled unless you do two things: Upgrade to a paid account Connect to Stripe We want to enable ...
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How should I indicate that a download is in progress?

I have a data table that has a row of buttons with download format options. When one of the buttons is clicked, I want to display some sort of message to indicate that the download preparation process ...
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Desktop app status bar: Notification vs error message

I'm working on a particular feature that requires messages to be shown in the context menu when user clicks on it. Option 1 Display different icons for different events (Upgrades and errors for ...
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Are “Thank You for Unsubscribing to our Newsletter” emails necessary?

I am about to disable the "Send a Thank You for Unsubscribing to our Newsletter" message for some of our clients as I think it's superfluous and unnecessary. My suggestion was to have an Unsubscribe ...
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Using progress bars in long web forms: motivating or demotivating?

I've been going through the jQuery demos to determine which UI widgets could be used to help optimize our user's journeys through our web forms. One such widget is the progress bar, but it raises a ...
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Should alert boxes be avoided at any cost?

Thanks to Gabriel Svennerberg and Sam K for this one - raised in a comment here. I was fairly casual about alert boxes until a run of user tests where an alert box was put up to warn learners that ...
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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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Need help designing a full-screen (laptop) notification viewable at a glance from ~5-7 feet away

I have software I'm working on in which a user has to scan a full pallet's-worth of various items of hardware for inventory-taking purposes (think of a wooden pallet in a warehouse laden with stacks ...
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Does an Administrator need a reminder about other roles?

I'm working on a UI where a site Admin can add another user role. In the mean time, we're calling this new role, "Collaborator". The Collaborator is typically a freelancer the Admin adds to help ...
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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". I'...
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Q: Should notification icon display a number of notifications?

There is notification icon in the header. Should it display the number of notifications? Sometimes the numbers looks bad and not centered, so I wonder to remove the number. Is it necessary for the ...
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Is there a standard for the frequencies and or duration used for beeps?

Is there a standard for the frequencies and or duration used for error or alert beeps? When I hear a ding or bing sound, I sometimes find that the frequency of the tone is too high or low (in my ...
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The notification tray at the top of Stack Exchange sites: what is it called? And are there other good examples of this?

I'm trying to clean up notifications for a client site and was wondering if the notification pattern that Stack Exchange employs has a name that I can use to search for more examples.
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Alert placement on user interface - debate (need opinions) [closed]

I'd like to have opinions to see things differently or to confirm that my view is better :) Situation: We are developing a complicated information system (legal stuff) - lots of information, lots of ...
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Placement of flash/growl notifications or messages in web application

Question I have been wading through tons of questions on the topic of flash/growl notifications, but none of them touch on where those notifications should be placed and why they should be placed ...
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Are there guidelines on the timing and frequency of notifications?

I'm noticing an increase in the number of app notifications that seek a more continuous engagement threshold. Then, I get notifications about almost anything, at least once per hour. The extreme ...
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What is the difference between an alert and a warning message?

Is there any difference between an alert and a warning message? When it should be used, under what condition and scenario?
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New feature announcement - to modal or not to modal

I'm currently designing a way to notify our customers of new features which we've added to our web app. The problem is most of our users don't use our web app, instead they consume our API. Currently ...
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How should redirects to a comment reply be handled on an infinite scroll type page?

If there are only a hand full of comments on a page loading them all and pointing the user to his reply is not a problem, but if there are a lot of comments loading them all seems like a problem. Is ...
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UX Registration unhappy path

Running through an issue with unhappy customers not completing registration needed for payment to be processed. We badge the nav bar for the user to notice that actions are needed to complete the ...
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Android Action Button On Notification Itself [closed]

Because of Android O's new policies, I can't run a background service while my application isn't running in the foreground. So, I've to run a foreground service - more specifically, a service with an ...
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Best practices for background activity notifications

I'm working on an app that does some manipulation and heavy lifting of user inputs behind the scenes while the user can go on to do other things. The timeframe for notifications happens seconds to ...
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Getting users to dismiss alerts or notifications

I have a system where any events worthy of attention are displayed as notifications and highlighted in red on the main tool bar with a drop down menu. See picture. The user then has the ability to ...
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How many characters can notifications have on iOS?

I'm writing guidelines for drafting notifications. Is there a hard numeric limit on how many characters can be in a notification? I'm especially interested in compatibility with older iOS versions: ...
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Warnings on a dialog

What will be the optimal solution for the following use case: A dialog is opened on the screen, when clicking on an action button to send the dialog (after filling in details), in some cases a warning ...
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How to handle users editing the amount they want to pay

I am currently working on a payment form. It's absolutely required that our users are allowed to edit the amount they want to pay. Currently, the way I am handling this is to have an editable '...
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How to communicate an enforced page refresh to the user?

I am working on an app that monitors firefighters during an incident. It could happen that we need to refresh the page automatically, in order to ensure that the user uses the last version of the app....
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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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How to overcome feature blindness

I work on a product called AwesomeAds, a marketing platform that specializes in kid industry where users can create an ad campaign and monitor the performance of their campaign (engagements, budget ...
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Frequency of notifications and grouping on web

I have questions around the logic of grouping notifications. How does Medium or Facebook treat large amounts of likes and comments? How does it work if a user gets 100 likes in a specific timeframe? ...
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How to alert users to come back to a desktop app?

We are working on a financial related desktop app. The user can commit their money in an escrow for a period of time, and the user must be online about/within 24hrs before the expiration of the escrow ...
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Update notifications content after they're sent

Let's say that I have a notification system embedded in a forum. Whenever someone creates a thread, we'll send notifications about this new thread to some users. But, if it happens to the thread owner ...
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What is the added value of numbering Notification Badges?

Notification Badges are all over our mobile devices, all of the most common apps we use everyday have them. They keep us hooked onto an app and let us know when something new happens. My question is ...