Upcoming tweak brings another Mountain Lion inspired Notification Center to iOS

By , Jun 19, 2012

Mountain Center is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that brings an OS X Mountain Lion like Notification Center to iOS. Now if this all seems a bit familiar to you, that’s probably because you’ve seen or read about MountainLionCenter, which performs a similar action.

Oddly enough, it seems that both tweaks were being developed around the same time, completely independent of one another, hence the overlapping of functionality. But there is good news, because the tweaks differ enough to warrant giving them both a separate look.

Mountain Center adds a few options that you won’t find in MountainLionCenter, like the ability to invoke Notification Center from either side of the screen, and more. Take a look at our full video walkthrough inside…

The thing I like about Mountain Center is that you can selet multiple options at the same time. For instance, I can choose to invoke Notification Center from the left side of the screen, the right side of the screen, or both if I decide to do so. The same principal applies to the number of fingers needed to invoke the gesture that activates Notification Center.

Perhaps the most compelling feature about Mountain Center is that it will be compatible with the iPhone/iPod touch as well. Although it’s a tweak that’s definitely more suited for the larger screen, the fact that the developer has given end users a choice is a nice gesture.

Mountain Center is still in development, and no ETA has been set yet, but you will be able to find it on Cydia’s BigBoss repo upon release.

True, both MountainLionCenter and Mountain Center perform the same core functionality, but I think there’s enough difference to be had here that both can coexist peacefully. What do you think?

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  • jose castro

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  • hasn’t this been posted before? and I don’t mean mountainlioncenter either!

    • No

      • Yeah, I think you did a video awhile ago

      • He posted the video but didn’t write a blog post straight away

        Ad@m

      • well, thats what I said. I did not say blog.

  • Do you know what the price will be, Jeff?

    Ad@m

    • Sure don’t , sorry. The developer hasn’t said yet.

    • iky1e

      Likely $2.99

      • Ok, cool.
        Also, not sure if you saw my pull request for SwipeSelection; it hasn’t been commented on yet.

        Ad@m

      • iky1e

        Thanks, yes I saw the pull request. However I’ve since rewritten it so the pull would conflict. I’ll add a setting for the idea in the new version before I submit it to Cydia.

  • jose castro

    ahhh i c, i thought u put the same video on lol.. right on

  • Abdoulaye Diagne

    What about the compatibilty with intelliscreenX on the lockscreen?

    • Seemed to work pretty well from what I tested.

      • Will this work on 5.0.1? Because MountainLionCenter requires software 5.1.0

      • You know, there is untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 on all iDevices out there 🙂 changes are few, I know, but still… Just sayin 🙂

      • Yes, but 5.0.1 is compatible with almost all tweaks, wheras 5.1.1 on iPad is not. I love to have belfry on my iPad, but it does not fully work on 5.1.1

  • I don’t want to invoke by edge, just five fingers anywhere to the left! Just like five fingers anywhere up, brings up the app switcher.

    • SimonReidy

      Wouldn’t that interfere with iPad’s native multi-tasking (four or five finger swipes left and right) on the iPad though? Unless you don’t use that?

      • Yea but that’s probably why the option is there. If you use the native multitasking then you can just use the 1,2,3 option

  • HouseOfHouse

    I like MountainLionCentre so the added options in this look sweet. I’d love to see some background options for the Notification Centre like different colours or a blurred affect like BlurriedNotificationCentre.

  • HouseOfHouse

    I like MountainLionCentre so the added options in this look sweet. I’d love to see some background options for the Notification Centre like different colours or a blurred affect like BlurriedNotificationCentre.

  • SimonReidy

    I hope the animation is smoother than the last MountainLionCentre tweak was on my iPad 2. When invoked it was really jerky and lagged. I like the idea though so if this tweak runs better on older iPads I’ll happily purchase it. I like the extra options that come with this too.

  • would you be willing to tell us how you got it working on the iphone like you did MountainLionCenter?

  • A very cool feature would be integration with NCSettings.

  • The only problem I had with the mountionlioncenter is..it didn’t play very nice with intelliscreenx. It looked great but when I would click on a link…say an rss feed it would open only half of it, cutting the page where u couldn’t read the article. Did anyone else experience this????