Ideas/Mockups for Mobile System Tray (GSoC)

Marco Martin notmart at
Sun Apr 4 21:04:27 CEST 2010

On Sun, Apr 4, 2010 at 8:53 PM, Chani <chanika at> wrote:
> as for more computer-like devices...
> I like the way the n900 does IM notifications - the little tiny bubble in the
> corner that has just a few words in it.

yes, a modal notification is no more a notification

> I'm not sure about the "mode" thing, though.
> I mean, even if I'm using it like a computer, when a phone call comes in it
> needs to be answered or dismissed right away, I can't just go check on it a
> minute later. so maybe the intrusiveness of the notification has more to do
> with the application it's coming from than what the device in general was
> designed for.

an incoming phone call seems a really special thing.
probably all the other notifications can be done with the usual
notifications protocol. that one perhaps needs to be a different (and
modal) thing

Marco Martin

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