VC Fred Wilson has a thought-provoking post up about the increasing importance of mobile notifications on smartphones. I totally agree with Fred that notifications are becoming my central first-look into my phone, the new home screen as he says. Obviously, Windows and HP/Palm also get this as they have put notifications at the center of their new mobile OSs. Here's Fred:
These are the kinds of questions I want to understand because I think notifications will become the primary way that we consume on the mobile device and may be the reason we move away from downloadable software and back to web based software on our mobile devices.
And that is why I think mobile notifications are one of the biggest game changers to come along in our world recently.
-AVC Blog, March 1, 2011