I’m sure that in the next 2-3 years we’ll see it all translated back to the desktop from the mobile devices. I’m sure it won’t be as cool as Growl, but it’ll be interesting.
Growl creator Christopher Forsythe • Discussing the nature of desktop notification systems with The Verge. He was a bit off — OSX Mountain Lion’s recently-announced desktop notification system basically does what he said, and it’ll be out by the summer. Forsythe (in reacting to the news) noted that, unlike Apple’s new system, Growl still gives users a multitude of customization options. Is Growl, which has basically had the OSX notification market to itself for years, a goner? Do you use it and dig it? Would you keep using it? Personally, nothing against him, but Growl’s notifications are starting to wear a little thin for us. source(via • follow)
That was quick. After a stretched-out development cycle for the previous two versions of Max OSX, it looks like version 10.8 — Mountain Lion — will be ready to go later this summer. And it sounds like it continues the trend of 10.7 by bringing elements of iOS to the desktop, most notably the notifications panel (awesome for those annoyed by Growl), Twitter integration and a reboot of iChat as iMessage. Welcome changes all around. Are you looking forward to a new version of OSX?