Sick of spammy notifications? So is Google.
Notifications suck. They’re constantly disrupting us with pointless, ill-timed updates we don’t need. True, sometimes they give us pleasure—like when they alert us of messages from real people. And sometimes they save our bacon, by reminding us when a deadline is about to slip by. But for the most part, notifications are broken—a direct pipeline of spam flowing from a million app developers right to the top of our smartphone screens.