When we first started this service, we originally had a limited “notifications” drop down in the upper right corner of the screen. Unfortunately, this drop down only included any gifts that were sent to you. You would be blind to actions such as:
- Someone sent you a new message
- Someone started following you
- Someone wrote a review about you
- Someone beat your score on a quiz
We decided that the notification icon and its accompanying number was useful in the upper right corner. However, instead of showing a drop down when clicking, we have since favored a separate page to track your notifications. Now when you click the notifications icon, you will be taken to your personal notifications page.
This page is similar to your dashboard with the exception that all items are related directly to you. Your dashboard can contain anything about people that you’re following while your notifications page contains only items that affect you personally.
We think that this is a more detailed, synchronized, and standard approach to notifying you without being limited by the tiny drop down that was utilized in previous versions.