on 23-02-2021 16:10
hope you are well. A new week a new question for you guys. This week we want to hear all your thoughts on push notifications. So please pop your thoughts and answers below. We are looking forward to hearing from you. All your input shapes Priority and we are super thankful for all your input.
- What are your thoughts on push notifications? Do you welcome suggestions or prefer to browse in your own time? There are a few areas for discussion below.
- I never like to receive push notifications
- Only when it’s super relevant to me (e.g. specified in my in-app preferences)
- Depends on the frequency
- I like hearing broad suggestions as it helps me discover new things.
- I’d prefer another channel of communication (e.g. email or text)
- Lastly, What are the best and worst examples of push notification you’ve received and why?
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on 23-02-2021 16:35
I mostly turn them off as they are annoying.
Facebook is the worst for it by far. Constant drivel assaulting my phone!!!!
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on 23-02-2021 17:57
For somethings they are useful such as my personal email, and my travel apps and my garmin, others just get turned off.,
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini
I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World
We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts
on 23-02-2021 18:19
I loathe them
I used to get them just passing different stores
on 23-02-2021 18:59
Push notifications? They can push off, not a fan. SMS by another name, of sorts.
iPhone users went ecstatic over them when Apple were the first out of the door with them, "'cos their calendar could talk to them". Meh.
The worst instance? "NHS COVID-19 Contact Tracing App" that tells you **** that makes your heart race - should only ping you when you have been close to a proven positive case and need to go get a test!
on 24-02-2021 01:28
on 24-02-2021 12:05
They can be useful for some apps (messaging ones normally) but "spam" messages from others is very annoying (games are a big culprit for this).
I think you would need to be able to tailor them individually - so a simple on or off would not work. You would need to be able to choose for things like competitions or prize draws, tickets for gigs/shows, new offers, etc.
Frequency is also key - you wouldn't like to get one every 5 minutes, but maybe once per week is not enough.
The test and trace ones like @pgn highlights are particularly bad - why do you need to know that there is no action? Surely you only need to know if there is something to do?
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