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iPhone User Interface Cookbook by Cameron Banga

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Integrating push or local notifications into our app

Push and local notifications are a common inclusion in many applications, offering a way to communicate to users when they're not currently using our application. Upon a content update in our app, we can either send out a push or local notification to help allure the user back inside of our work.

Push and local notifications are an extremely useful interface option that we have essentially no creative control over. No matter how hard we try to customize the notification, it will forever be a blue rounded rectangle with one or more action buttons.

At this point, we may be asking ourselves as to if there is an actual need to put effort into the interface design of notifications. We may even wonder ...

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