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Spotify notification on Android phone not readable

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Spotify notification on Android phone not readable

camillo75
Hi,
Spotify notification on Android phone in portrait mode is not entirely readable.
Should be split on 2 lines.
I am on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Android 4.4.2
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Daniel

Have you tried expanding the notification? I have to admit I normally don't go that much into detail... I'll take a look when I next get a notification.


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Daniel

Have you tried expanding the notification? I have to admit I normally don't go that much into detail... I'll take a look when I next get a notification.


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camillo75
Uh I did not even know the notification bar was expandable on Android!
I will try it next time.
Thanks
Camillo

camillo75

Hi

Also expanded it seems to me that could be better. 

See attached screen shot. 

Screenshot_2015-01-15-15-35-40.png

Daniel

The amount of text seen is dependant on your screen size... for instance you'd see more text in landscape orientation.

 

 

Typically in Android the ContentText would not expand further than 2 lines, else will end with the continuation "...". This is for several reasons; firstly backwards compatability with devices running a version prior to Android 4.1 which do not have the ability to expand text notifications, and secondly; for cleanliness. Apps using the .setContentText object of a notification will push the entire text to that object. In the case of Spotify it's the Playlist & ALL tracks which have been added (as an example). In some cases this would include hundreds of tracks and make a notification unreadable. Hence why Android limits it to just 2 lines of text.

 

 

TL;DR: It's an Android limitation for design policy.


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camillo75

Ok.

So shouldn't it be better to write less things into the notification bar (like only "Playlist <xyz> changed" or "Spotify alert") and when I click on the notification Android opens Spotify app and show me the full notification text in the "Inbox" (or directly in the playlist hilighting in a different color the new netries and in grey the removed songs)?

Because right now You cannot read the notification and when You click on it the notification is lost, so You never know what playlist was changed and what song was added/removed.

Just an idea.

 

Thank you!

Camillo

Daniel

Have you checked to see if that Idea already exists in the Ideas section? If it does then add your Kudos to show your support. If not, create a new idea and if it gets enough Kudos it may well happen!


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What's a Spotify Rock Star, and how do I become one?
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     Twitter: @mechanimal82

Android Troubleshooting:
[COMPLETE GUIDE] How to fix most Android issues
Spotify Android Version History

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