August 20, 2012, 10:48 AM —
People are getting tired of constant push messages from mobile device apps.
Frustration? How about this article from TechCrunch: App Developers: Stop Abusing Push! Yes, apps want to keep “engaged” with users, which too often means message after message. But people are feeling nagged, not notified, especially by social media apps screaming about every new Tweet and Facebook status update.
Listing Urban Airship's list of reasons to keep “app engagement” (35 'critical' reasons to interrupt the mobile device owner) leads TechCrunch to comment how few of these reasons are legit. CodeStore has a blog by someone working to get push working. Yes, some apps use push notifications properly, and users appreciate them. But plenty of people are saying enough is enough.
I've been forced to go to extremes and turn off all push notifications from non-critical apps (except Gmail, Spotify, Skype)... way to go entrepreneurs, you've ruined a great tool for all startups in the future.
Christopher Archer on techcrunch.com
I don't know why people are complaining. Just don't allow apps you don't trust to send you notifications. It's an opt-in option when the app first launches.
Jay Quiambao on techcrunch.com
Which push app drives you crazy?