Live tiles are great, but they can leave a lot to be desired when it comes to notifications. For the apps that you pin to Start it’s not really a problem. Let’s say you miss a toast notification, and it doesn’t leave a notification on the lockscreen, and you don’t have it pinned to Start. You have no idea the notification ever happened, and there is no where to find it again unless you happen to open the corresponding app. This is a problem.
Windows Phone users have been asking for a notification center to solve this problem. One central location to see a history of all notifications. Microsoft is aware of this request, but apparently they ran out of time to implement it in Windows Phone 8 at launch. At BUILD Microsoft’s Thomas Fennel was asked about the missing notification center and responded:
“Because we ran out of time. 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.”
Maybe it will come in an OTA update? We hope so!
[via The Verge]