Circuit Playground Bluefruit displays your notification icons so you know when there's fresh activity!

Using the Apple Notification Center Service (ANCS), this project displays app icons on your TFT Gizmo display whenever there's an important alert from one of your apps, such as Slack, Basecamp, Discord, SMS messages, calendar events and more!

You can even use the A and B buttons on the CPB to scroll between current notification icons.

Once you dismiss a notification on your phone, the associated icon will disappear from the Gizmo screen.

This tutorial only works with Apple iOS devices. Android does not support ANCS and there is no ETA on when a guide might be developed in the future for Android notification


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This guide was first published on Dec 20, 2019. It was last updated on Jul 20, 2024.

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