iPhone Jailbreak App MobileNotifier Embarrasses Apple’s Notifications

MobileNotifier for jailbroken iPhone

Notifications on iOS are one of the operating system’s weakpoints. Peter Hajas’ MobileNotifier hack finally brings them into the modern era.

If you’re like me, you get very tired of having a Twitter or e-mail alert pop up in the middle of what you’re doing and forcing you to respond. Even worse, pulling your iDevice off the nightstand in the morning to be greeted by a stack of alerts which can only be viewed in order, and dismissed one by one. MobileNotifier is an jailbreak hack for the iPhone and iPod Touch that is so good, it should have come from Apple.

New notifications slide in from the top of the screen. You can then ignore it, dismiss it or open the relevant app to view it. It combines multiple alerts together, instead of stacking them in an endless mess like the built-in system, a huge improvement.

But MobileNotifier doesn’t stop there. You can also see the notifications from the lock screen, letting you check to see if you have new mail, voicemail and so on, at a glance. This alone is worth installing the app. But then you get to the “AlertDashboard.”

The AlertDashboard pops up whenever you double-tap the home button, showing up on-screen above the iOS task switcher. It’s a box in which all your notifications are shown, letting you quickly check on what has happened since you last looked.

To check it out, you’ll need to add Hajas’ software repository to your iPhone. The app is beta, but if you’re running a jailbreak then you probably don’t care about that.

How to Get MobileNotifier

  1. Open Cydia, go to Manage, Sources
  2. Press Edit in the top right and then Add in the top left
  3. Enter http://phajas.xen.prgmr.com/repo
  4. Press Add Source
  5. After Cydia updates the repository, you can press Changes and you will see MobileNotifier as an installable program

Portions of original text from Wired

One Response

  1. […] MobileNotifier- Free – Notifications on iOS are one of the operating system’s weakpoints. Peter Hajas’ MobileNotifier hack finally brings them into the modern era. If you’re like me, you get very tired of having a Twitter or e-mail alert pop up in the middle of what you’re doing and forcing you to respond. Even worse, pulling your iDevice off the nightstand in the morning to be greeted by a stack of alerts which can only be viewed in order, and dismissed one by one. MobileNotifier is an jailbreak hack for the iPhone and iPod Touch that is so good, it should have come from Apple. […]

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