We know Apple is working on this, but so far we have always desired that the iPhone notifications be improved. Mobile Notifier is a Cydia app from Peter Hajas and Kyle Adams is one of the best attempts at this it seems. It allows unobstrusive alerts. Requires a jailbroken iPhone to install.
At present iOS notifications come in the form of popups which be ignored by tapping once or answered. However, you can only access one notification at a time. MobileNotifier on the other hand is an open source app app provides alerts which be ignored without even tapping. Just continue with your work.
Pending alerts can be found listed in an Alert Dashboard. This is a clever use of the otherwise unused space above the app switcher. (Remember the part of the screen which turns grey when you double click the home button to multitask.) And if that wasn’t just enough add Lockscreen notifications to it.
We are yet to figure how perfect this implementation is and will be back with a full review. So far it seems really good.
Here’s the video demo:
How to Install MobileNotifier:
As mentioned in the beginning you need a jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch to install this.
Add this repo to Cydia: http://phajas.xen.prgmr.com/repo and then choose MobileNotifier to Install it.
Here’s the link to the developer’s page. We really hope we’ll see something similar from Apple in iOS 5. Most likely it will be announced at the upcoming iPad 2 event on March 2nd, 2011.