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3. Introduction to UI Kit > Application Badges

Application Badges

With the iPhone’s numerous different connections—3G/EDGE, WiFi, and Bluetooth—lots of things can happen while you’ve got that little device stuck in your pocket. Without some notification to the user that there are pending notifications, he’s likely to miss everything that’s happened while he was busy having a real life. As new features appear in iPhone firmware, such as push notification, your application may receive new information when it is not in the foreground. In addition to this, application badges can serve as a reminder to a user who has run the application but did not finish viewing all messages, notifications, or other data. Application badges are small message bubbles that appear on the program’s home screen i....


  

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