Switching From IPhone to Android Helped Me Disconnect

One of the key differences between Android and iOS is the notification system, even after the pulldown drawer was duplicated from Android. iOS, by default, encourages bright red indicators on each App, lock screen wake ups and sounds. Some might see it as a positive, the author argues otherwise – that fewer distractions is a good thing for getting things done. Good design is just as much about the lack of intrusive elements, eliminating obstacles to achieve your tasks, as it is about throwing everything in. 

“Not only did certain apps (such as Twitter) wake up the iPhone screen, even when the device was sleeping, to flash a message, but every icon for every app also had mini-notifications built in, so that I could see at a glance how many emails had come in since the last time I had checked, or how many Facebook messages, and so forth. Each icon had a little number next to it that wouldn’t go away until I opened the app and dealt with the messages or updates. (There are also banner updates that can be individually configured for different apps.)”

Switching From IPhone to Android Helped Me Disconnect

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