Yes, it's already possible to get email and text messages on your phone.
But what if there was another way to get notifications? Wouldn't that be something ?
A team at Bristol University has developed a way to deliver emails and texts with scented bubbles.
SensaBubble is described as a "chrono-sensory mid-air display system". It fills soap bubbles with scent and fires them at a user, projecting colours and smells in the air to correspond with different notifications.
"Sensabubble uses the concept of chrono-sensory experiences where layers of information are presented via different senses for variable length of times, each attracting different types of interest from the user," the university says.
"Firstly, a visual display [is] projected onto the bubble which only lasts until it bursts; secondly, a scent released upon the bursting of the bubble slowly disperses and leaves a longer-lasting noticeable trace."
Check out how it works above. And for more details on its actual uses including some actually pretty-intriguing education ideas - check out this interesting report on The Inquirer.