Foursquare iOS 10 notifications
The introduction of iOS 10 brought on the ability for rich notifications in iOS. One of the design goals here was to try and balance Foursquare’s unique visual style with native iOS elements that were outside of the Foursquare app. I wanted to try and keep these notifications feeling as much like part of the Foursquare brand as possible.
Additionally, since we were building this prior to the launch of iOS 10, one of the challenges was (since this was a new iOS feature) that it was unclear how people were going to end up using rich notifications on iOS. That, along with little design documentation from Apple, led to some gut-level decision making to keep these simple and useful.