As a mobile UX designer, I’m always on the lookout for the latest and greatest apps, both in terms of design and functionality. I’ve downloaded hundreds of them to my smartphone throughout the years, so I’ve definitely seen my fair share of push notifications appear on my lock screen.
But I’ll admit it…one of the things I hate the most about apps are push notifications. The first place I usually go after downloading an app is my phone’s settings to see what notifications I’m supposed to get. And typically, I turn them off right then and there. Not because I don’t find notifications useful, but because so many apps get them wrong. Everyday, users are bombarded with useless notifications that distract them from their day-to-day activities and it gets downright annoying. Take now for instance, I literally just got the same notification on all my devices (two laptops, an iPod, and my phone) as I sit here writing.
Designing notifications to be useful and relevant for your users is extremely important, but how do you create them?Continue Reading Article