Listed below are the differences in how notifications are handled and displayed when porting to Nokia X software platform.
Figure 1. Status bar showing a notification with default priority (left image) and highest priority (right image).
The appearance of the notifications changes when shown in different parts of the phone.
The following subchapters contain some comparison screenshots of notifications on Android and Nokia X software platform.
When the phone is in use, i.e. in active state, Android shows incoming notifications as tickers (tickerText). In Nokia X , incoming notifications are shown as banners that show the notification icon, title, and text (truncated to occupy only one row). The tickerText will not be displayed.
Figure 2. On the arrival of a notification, Android shows a ticker (images 1 and 2). Nokia X shows a banner (image 3).
Android shows notification icon at the top of the Lock screen. Nokia X shows the notification icon on both the Glance screen and Lock screen.
Figure 3. Notification icon in Android's Lock screen. Nokia X Glance screen and Lock screen show notification icon.
Notification drawer in Android shows contracted notifications that can be expanded. The Nokia X Notification drawer collects all notifications and presents them in contracted state. In Nokia X, expanded states of notifications are presented only in Fastlane.
Figure 4. Android Notification drawer with contracted and expanded notifcations. On the right Nokia X Notification drawer with contracted notification items.
Currently all notifications are stored in the Fastlane even if the auto cancel flag is used. Do note that if your notification has a command visible from which user can dismiss/remove the notification manually, the notification is not removed from Fastlane. Notifications can only be removed from Fastlane manually by enabling the edit mode. The auto cancel flag is supported on Notification drawer.
Nokia X Fastlane contains the expanded states of notifications.
Figure 5. Notification shown in Fastlane view.
Toast with short text in Android and in Nokia X software platform:
Figure 6. Toast notification with short text in Android and in Nokia X software platform.
Toast notification with long text in Android and in Nokia X software platform:
Figure 7. Toast notification with long text in Android and in Nokia X software platform.
Your notification icon will be shown on:
Figure 8. Notification icon shown in Glance screen (1), Lock screen (2), Fastlane (3), Notification drawer (4), and Status bar (5).
Last updated 24 June 2014
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