This is something I’ve been wanting for awhile on my Nokia N97. A less intrusive notification when a new call, sms, or voicemail comes through and I miss it. As you know right now we get a popup on the homescreen that blocks out part of our screen real estate. Most of the time I ignore missed calls until later so it is irritating to have to push “exit” to get rid of that notification and see the rest of my screen. Nokia Beta Labs just released a widget for us to test out that keeps all this information in one place on our homescreen without intruding or blocking other widgets. They are calling it Nokia Notifications.
Check out their description:
Today we are releasing a new beta for a short trial. Nokia Notifications gathers missed calls, voicemails, messages, and missed calendar alarms and presents them in one list for you to manage at your convenience. Adding the widget to your homescreen removes the need to acknowledge individual notifications that may otherwise get in the way of doing other actions on your device.
Sounds cool, right? So far I’m loving it because it gives as much information as possible. If I have only 1 new SMS then it shows a clip of the text along with the contact image. If I have multiple notifications like missed calls, SMS, and voicemails, those are listed on the 3 available lines. If there are too many to list then you can tap the widget and get a popup showing all your notifications. Here you can also clear them out or filter by type. Very smart! Check out my screenshots:
Download: Click here to visit the Nokia Notifications page and try it out yourself!
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