First there was CydiaBulletin, and then there was the dead on arrival Aptdate. These jailbreak tweaks were conceptualized and/or created to provide notifications whenever an app or tweak had a pending updated waiting in Cydia.

Due to traffic concerns, it’s unlikely that either of these tweaks will ever see the light of day. That’s unfortunate, but it’s the reality of the situation unless the developers can come up with a way that won’t put too much stress on the repo servers.

But what about the App Store? This sort of functionality would be useful for pending App Store updates as well, would it not? Thankfully, someone was listening.

Check out our video walkthrough of AppUpdateNotifier, a jailbreak tweak that provides banner notifications when updates are waiting in the App Store…

Once installed, AppUpdateNotifier can be setup to query the App Store at specific time intervals. For those of you who are impatient, you can force a query via a handy Notification Center widget.

If AppUpdateNotifier senses that updates are waiting, you will receive a banner notification telling you which apps are waiting for updates, along with their version numbers.

Tapping on the banner notification will take you directly to the app in question on the App Store.

AppUpdateNotifier works well, and I was very pleased with how it performed during my tests. For $1.49, you may deem this tweak worth purchasing if you wish to keep better tabs on your App Store updates.

What do you think?

  • i think that it is a cool tweak but really not needed. including for the people that use install0us. u cant update a purchased game that you got for free from install0us.

    • You could not be thief and not use installous. That should solve your problem.

  • J M

    Rarely is an app update so critical that I need to know of it the second it comes out. Every time you boot iTunes or open up the app store it tells you if there are updates. Its a cool idea and certainly another neat thing, but I can’t see this being special enough to warrant a purchase.

    • I wish I had this for the new iPad because I would love to know when my favorite apps are updated for the beautiful retina screen. I am constantly checking for app updates, ever since I got the new iPad I have been.

  • what tweak is that that Is showing the time and news updates?

    • I think it may be intelliscreenx

      • jose castro

        it is

  • What happened to Aptdate?
    I was really looking forward for it’s release :-/

    • Anonymous

      That’s what I’ve been wonder over the pass 5 days.

  • Anonymous

    This is great for me, thanks!