Alert or Banner

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  1. ivantwilliams

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    Okay, break it down, which do you prefer, Alerts or Banner, and why?

    Hit me ;)
     
  2. gotzaiPhone

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    banners by a million miles. It's out of the way, goes away and doesn't pause what you're doing.
     
  3. Edge1978

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    Completely agree. Definitely prefer the banner. Though my Mom prefers the Alert as she said the Banner is harder to read; granted she doesn't play many games on her iPhone.
     
  4. acosmichippo

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    yeah, i don't know why anyone would stick with alerts.
     
  5. Bennyboy

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    Uhh, banner.
     
  6. jarofclay73

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    Love banner because it comes out at the top. I'm not sure there's an app I want to notify me in the center of the screen.


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  7. Booyow1204

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    I could see how the alerts might be better for some, it's easier on the eyes and some could have a hard time w/the small print....but for me banner all the way, bring on the glasses! Lol.
     
  8. styfle

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    Banners for sure. Although important things like reminders are nice to have an alert since they usually require an action right then and there.
     
  9. MoneyMaker79

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    To be completely honest, I like the alerts. I have missed several texts and don't see it until a little bit later when I see I have a text.
     
  10. ivantwilliams

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    Banners are nice.

    But, isn't it weird how emails and Twitter message show massive, in the middle of the screen when the first message comes in on a locked iPhone screen?

    I know I can press the lock button twice, and they start to stack, but...
     
  11. acosmichippo

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    all notifications do that on the lock screen when they first come in. After the initial notification, then they all stack.
     
  12. ivantwilliams

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    AH! Thanks. I need to let a few of my notifications pile up to see this :)

     

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