Introducing the new Notification Center, your family’s daily activity feed

check in feedYour phone chimes with a Life360 notification, but you don’t get a chance to read it before it clears itself off the screen; you open the app, knowing that there’s a notification for you… somewhere.

Tapping through several Circles to figure out who is checking in or sending a message, the frustration mounts as you click through trying to find this most recent update.

We get it, and we’re really excited to share with you how we’ve improved it.

This may seem like a small change to some, but it’s a big deal for us. The notifications you receive from Life360 come from the most important people in your life, so we wanted to make sure you have a simple and easy way to get them.

Our new Notification Center shows an at-a-glance feed of your family’s daily activities and real-time alerts so you can seamlessly stay connected to the most important people in your life. Now notifications of activities and check-ins are shared in a centralized activity feed. Cool, right?

Whether it’s knowing a child has arrived safely to school or seeing that a spouse has left the office, families who receive Place Alerts, Check-ins and Messages will now be able to view them all in a single feed within the app, and can message one another directly from the alert.

We have an exciting benefit for iOS 8 users, who can now receive alerts when you are not in the app. Our new Today widget and interactive notifications bring the family to your phone’s home screen by providing alerts directly to the home screen along with the ability to message other members in a seamless experience.

From our CEO and co-founder, Chris Hulls: “The new notification center is another step towards becoming the hub for the family by providing a single feed to view the family activity throughout the day, helping us simplify the chaos of family life in a world of omnipresent connected devices,” said Chris Hulls, CEO and Founder of Life360. “From communication and coordination to the Connected car and Smart Home, Life360 is working to tackle all of these things and rethink how to make the day-to-day easier and more convenient for today’s connected family.”

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We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new Notification Center in the comments below!