[TIMOB-1466] Support for Android notification bar

GitHub Issuen/a
TypeNew Feature
Resolution Date2011-04-15T02:53:39.000+0000
Affected Version/sn/a
Fix Version/sn/a
Labelsandroid, feature, notification, status
ReporterRalf Pfeiffer
AssigneeDon Thorp


Many Android apps notify the user of an event by a Notification Sound/Vibrate and then they put an item into the notification/status bar where the user can easily retrieve it.

Examples of apps that use this:

Gmail - incoming mail triggers alert. User pulls down notification bar and sees new messages, click to view

WeatherChannel - constant icon in notification bar to show temperature of chosen city

IM/Chat - number of new messages shown/status etc

Access to this seems to be missing from Titanium, I think it would be a very valuable addition. Increasingly Apps monitor situations and provide instant feedback to the user is very important. I realise that there are other ways to notify the user, such as by using an Alert or Ti.UI.createNotification. Both of these create a visual interruption in the screen which take focus from what the user might be doing. Also once these alerts have gone the user cannot then find what the notification was.

I don't know if the iPhone has a similar paradigm.


  1. Preetha Ajayan 2011-04-15

    I am in the same situation. i need android notifications with titanium. i am using Titanium 1.5. is it possible with Titanium 1.5?

  2. Matthew Lieder 2011-04-15

    Looks like it might be in 1.6: http://developer.appcelerator.com/apidoc/mobile/1.6.0/Titanium.Android.createNotification-method.html"> http://developer.appcelerator.com/apidoc/mobile/1.6.0/Titanium.Andr...

  3. Dawson Toth 2011-04-15

    This is in Titanium Mobile 1.6.0. It was implemented by #2091 #2835 #2738 and several others around intents and pending intents.

    Here is a sample of how to use it:


  4. Lee Morris 2017-03-10 Closing ticket as duplicate.

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