With the introduction of iOS 8 Apple introduced a cool new feature: Actionable notifications. Apple has renewed their notifications and added access for third party apps like mysms. With the latest update for mysms for iPad we took the opportunity and also added actionable notifications.
For our iPad app you need to consider two different types of notifications: Those for messages and those for calls. All actionable notifications are available for banner notifications, in the notification center and on the lock screen.
If you receive a text message, a notification banner will appear that lets you directly mark the message as read (e.g. if you can read the entire content of the message in the notification) or it opens the conversation when you click on “Reply”.
When an incoming call reaches your phone, mysms for iPad will notify you. With the new notifications you can directly answer the call to start it on your phone or mute the call without opening mysms.
For missed calls we provide the notification options to call the person back on your phone or to mark the notification as read.
In the notification center and on the lock screen you just swipe left to access the additional settings, on the banner you need to swipe down to make them visible. Have you already tried these actionable notifications?