Microsoft Didn't Have Time to Add Notifications to WP8

Microsoft has admitted that the lack of a central hub for notifications in Windows Phone 8 is due to the developers running out of time to integrate the feature.

During the Microsoft BUILD event, where the firm announced Windows 8 has sold over four million units, Thomas Fennel admitted the reason behind the lack of a notification center in WP8: "It's very, very important to me… we get tons of feedback from developers that they want something like that as well. I promise we're thinking very, very hard on that one."

Although Microsoft's platform does deliver notifications through its Live Tiles system, notifications for users can't be seen in a central hub. A notification center can also assist users in tracking older notifications that may be lost.

For applications that don't utilize Live Tiles, developers are left without a method of sending its users important notifications.

Microsoft is likely to incorporate the feature in a future build of the just-released Windows Phone 8.


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  • aftcomet
    Weak.
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  • halcyon
    Service Pack 1
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  • jhansonxi
    A rush job but a common problem when developing products with a mandatory ship date (like the year-end holidays).
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  • aftcomet
    Weak.
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  • halcyon
    Service Pack 1
    23
  • DroKing
    Thats very weak. I 2nd aftcomet. You disappoint me msft. Ill just wait till WP8 get better then I just might be tickled for a first smartphone ever.
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