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Unification is a secure, cloud-based, cross-device notification platform for Microsoft Windows-based devices, including Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. It serves as a single unified notification center for all your apps installed on your Windows Phone smartphone. To enable it on your phone, install it on your smartphone from the Windows Phone store. Then sign in with your Live ID and grant the app access to your ID by clicking the “Validate” button on the welcome screen.
Next you will have to connect all of the apps manually to the service. You can only connect the apps that support Unification, so you might not be able to see updates from some of your apps in the Notification center.
To connect the apps go to every app’s (that supports Unification) settings and enable the “Unification services” option. The notifications are cleared from Unification after a certain number of days, which you can configure within each individual app’s settings.
While the concept of the app is much-needed and useful, the major drawback of Unification is that it doesn’t support most of the apps yet, which is the main function of such an application. However, new apps are being certified every day, so it is only a matter of time before all the apps you want will be Unification-ready.
To enable Unification for your favorite apps, you will have to contact the respective app’s developers to add Unification support to their app. To try it out, download it free from the Windows Phone store.
- Unified notification center service for Windows phones.
- Works only with apps that support Unification service.
- Works with Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, and Windows Desktop.
- Connect with your Windows Live ID to sync your notification accross your Windows devices.
- Free of charge.
- Similar tools – Pages for Windows Phone.
Check out Unification @ http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/unification/5952dafd-fc61-41cf-83ff-185e97dc5cf8