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Cross-platform notification center Unification now available on Windows8/RT

The cross-platform notification service, Unification, has finally been released for Windows 8 and RT. Eager folks can find and download it from the Windows Store.

The app, created by Liquid Daffodil, aims to unify notifications across Microsoft's Windows platform including: Windows 8, RT, Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8. By downloading it users will be able to see some of their notifications on every platform. The Unification system aims to capitalize on Microsoft's inability to deliver a Notification Center for any of its platforms.

The app works by developer opt-in, meaning developers need to add a tiny bit of code to their apps if they want notifications to appear in the system.  So far there have been a few opt-ins and more are coming down the line. Right now Cowlick, Gleek and Outsider are some of the popular apps that make use of the service but WPCentral, Pepper and Tasks are just some of the apps that are going through the certification process right now. Users can even contact developers directly from within the Unification app and let them know that they would like to make their apps compatible with the Unification system. 

The whole thing is a very interesting and clever idea made possible by Microsoft's mistakes. As such it will be very interesting to see what happens when Microsoft finally delivers the promised native Notification Center. If you'd like to download the Unification app you can do it by clicking the source link below.

Source: Microsoft Store | Image via Microsoft Store

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