Feature Request: Notifications system with white list

asked 2014-03-25 20:55:36 +0300

bilgy_no1 gravatar image

updated 2014-03-30 13:21:19 +0300

I did a search and was a little surprised this hadn't come up yet.

Notifications aren't handled very effectively yet. An app like Mitakuuluu or the Yahoo! Android app needs to be opened in order to receive notifications. There is a separate app that allows Mitakuuluu to receive notifications, but it only helps for one app.

Furthermore, opening apps after each reboot is a pita. I also don't need those apps to run on the multitasking screen until I receive a notification.

So, I suggest there should be a function in the operating system that allows apps to run silently in the background. Preferably, this includes Android apps, making many apps much more useful.

I also suggest that users should be able to whitelist those apps that are allowed to use this service.

Finally, users would be able to select which app handles which type of notification, e.g. Tweetian to handle Twitter notifications in stead of the mobile site in the browser (did find a thread on this final point).

Edit: small text change to clarify Edit 2: title also describes better now what I mean

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Anroid apps already do produce Notifications even when they are closed (e.g. Whatsapp / Facebook) - but the system on the whole doesn't work very well. Most of the times I get absolutely nothing, and then when I switch connection from wifi to mobile or vice versa, suddenly I get all of the missed notifications at once. So in theory what you're asking for should be there already, but the problematic Jolla connectivity jinxes it.

Ozymandias ( 2014-03-30 14:29:16 +0300 )edit

Thanks for your comment! It's definitely not working as it should. Jinxed is a good word for it...

However, in my experience several Android apps don't give notifications unless I open them first. With Android apps, perhaps only one needs to run in order to have the Myriad layer working? Also, native Sailfish apps like Tweetian or Mitäkuuluu need to be opened first.

But I would also like to be able to have Facebook notifications (that are shown in the Events centre) opened by the (e.g.) the Facebook Android app.

bilgy_no1 ( 2014-03-30 16:58:28 +0300 )edit

This is still an issue in (Tahkalampi), right?

avdwoude ( 2014-08-10 09:26:01 +0300 )edit