In my experimentation with system UI for the Clover
Phone, I decided the notification shade should be
the phone's hub for information and statusupdates.
The notification feed on the Clover Phone is just a
swipe up from the bottom of the screen. This feed
includes quick settings, a recently played music
control panel, notifications from apps (sorted by
Android's native notification importance algorithm),
and a widget at the top that shows weather
conditions and calendar events. A hard press
on any apps icon provides the same shortcuts as
the Apps Panel and a hard press on a quick setting
icon brings up similar information about it.