MobileNotifier

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MobileNotifier
MobileNotifier icon.png
Developer(s) Peter Hajas (Lead Developer), Tim Novinger (Developer), Dustin Howett (Co-License Holder), Kyle Adams (UI Designer)
Stable release beta5 (Ecstatic Eggo) / 29 May 2011
Written in Objective-C, Objective-C++, C
Operating system iOS 4.0 and above
Type Notification system
License BSD
Website http://www.peterhajas.com/

MobileNotifier is a free open-source alert messaging system, written by Peter Hajas, for jailbroken iOS devices including iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, for iOS 4.0 and above that. Mobile Notifier was written as a reproduction of Android notifications.[1][2] It is currently released under the BSD License.[3] The lead developer, Peter Hajas, left to work for Apple [4] but the project continues on.

The software hooks into the operating system to replace the built-in modal notification user interface,[5] and maintains a queue of unread messages for the user.

As of late May 2011, MobileNotifier has had over 230,000 downloads.[6]

MobileNotifier was developed in conjunction with the Rensselaer Center for Open Source Software at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.[7]

Release History[edit]

MobileNotifier is in beta.

beta5 (Ecstatic Eggo)[edit]

Released 29 May 2011.[8]

This included the following new features:

  • MobileReply – reply to SMS messages without entering the Messages application
  • Full message text preview for notifications
  • New AlertDashboard style, modeled after the lockscreen view
  • The ability to dismiss an alert entirely from the popup
  • Recall the most recent alert with an Activator action
  • Calendar Invitation alert support
  • Speed Improvements

It solved the following issues:

  • Lockscreen still displaying even if it was set to "off" in settings
  • Other small bugfixes

beta4 (Decadent Dinobites)[edit]

Released 4 May 2011.[9]

This included the following new features:

  • New alert display in the statusbar
  • Alert preview on the lockscreen
  • Auto-dismiss of alerts after starting the relevant application

It solved the following issues:

  • Speed improvements

beta3 (Copious Corn Flakes)[edit]

Released 27 February 2011.[10]

This included the following new features:

  • New alert style
  • A new AlertDashboard style in the multitasking switcher
  • A lockscreen view showing the number of pending notifications
  • Timestamp recording for alerts

It solved the following issues:

  • 3.x compatibility issues
  • Alert display issues

beta2 (Bountiful Bran Flakes)[edit]

Released 18 February 2011[11]

This included the following new features:

  • A "heads up" view of all your alerts – the AlertDashboard
  • Push notification support (in beta2r4)

It solved the following issues:

  • Alerts no longer stack, and are instead presented one at a time

beta1 (Awesome Apple Jacks)[edit]

MobileNotifier beta1 was not officially released.[12]

It solved the following issues:

  • General stability
  • Alert stack management

Earlier versions[edit]

alpha2[edit]

Released late October.[13]

This included the following new features:

  • Multi-line support, one line for the header, another for the message
  • New alert style

alpha1[edit]

Released 11 October 2010.[14]

This included the following new features:

  • SMS alert parsing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://lifehacker.com/5772581/mobile-notifier-is-a-near+perfect-ios-notifications-replacement-for-jailbroken-ios-devices
  2. ^ http://www.gizchina.com/2011/05/31/android-notification-style-drop-iphone-heres
  3. ^ MobileNotifier GitHub https://github.com/peterhajas/MobileNotifier/
  4. ^ http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/157796/20110605/apple-hires-mobile-notifier-developer.htm
  5. ^ About Apple Push Notification Service (Apple Support) http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3576
  6. ^ Announcing 230,000 MobileNotifier downloads http://www.peterhajas.com/blog/2011/5/24/announcing-230000-mobilenotifier-downloads.html
  7. ^ Rensselaer Center for Open Source Software http://rcos.rpi.edu/projects/mobilenotifier/
  8. ^ MobileNotifier beta5 – Ecstatic Eggo http://www.peterhajas.com/blog/2011/5/29/mobilenotifier-beta5-ecstatic-eggo.html
  9. ^ MobileNotifier beta4 – Decadent Dinobites http://www.peterhajas.com/blog/2011/5/4/mobilenotifier-beta4-decadent-dinobites.html
  10. ^ MobileNotifier beta3 – Copious Corn Flakes http://www.peterhajas.com/blog/2011/2/27/mobilenotifier-beta3-copious-corn-flakes-1.html
  11. ^ MobileNotifier now jives with push notifications http://www.peterhajas.com/blog/2011/2/18/mobilenotifier-now-jives-with-push-notifications.html
  12. ^ MobileNotifier beta1 Awesome Apple Jacks Progress http://www.peterhajas.com/blog/2010/12/8/mobilenotifier-beta-1-awesome-apple-jacks-progress.html
  13. ^ MobileNotifier Progress http://www.peterhajas.com/blog/2010/10/19/mobilenotifier-progress.html
  14. ^ MobileNotifier alpha1 Release http://www.peterhajas.com/blog/2010/10/11/mobilenotifier-alpha1-release.html

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