When iOS 5 launched last fall, it brought with it a slew of changes. Among those changes was an all-new notification system, which included a pull-down menu and new banner-style alerts.

Admittedly, the banners are a huge improvement over the popups. But there’s still one problem: they’re too big. And this can sometimes intrude on your work space. Enter DietBulletin…

Ryan Petrich‘s new DietBulletin tweak is a simple utility that shrinks the size of your notification banners to fit in your iPhone’s status bar. This way, the banners are much less intrusive.

If it sounds like you’ve heard this all before, it’s because you have. This tweak is extremely similar to the SmallBanners one we reviewed a few months ago, but with one major difference.

DietBulletin comes with a Settings panel that you can use to customize which apps use the smaller banners. If, for instance, you want your email or text message notifications to be larger so you can read the message previews, you can disable the tweak for those particular applications.

Other than that, there’s not much else to DietBulletin. It works as advertised. If you want to check it out, you’ll need Ryan Petrich’s repo http://rpetri.ch/repo/ installed in Cydia. And it’s free.

What do you think of DietBulletin?

  • David Ashman

    And check out StatusBulletin – my fork of Ryan’s incredible tweak. It crams the banners into the status bar and matches the style of the bar to make the notifications even more unobtrusive. It also supports swiping the notification to the right to dismiss it.

    Add http://apt.dba-tech.net/beta/ to cydia to find it.

    • Bruno Oliveira

      Your tweak is really cool ;)’ I have an idea for it… How can I tell you about the idea?

      • SimonReidy

        David’s email can be found in any of his tweaks on Cydia, by selecting the contact developer option.

    • cruzcontrol1001

      Nice I like your tweak also

    • YToni

      Love your tweak. Best banner tweak so far for me and it works on the iPad, too. However the silver looks a bit greenish.

  • shaz

    I ran an idea past Ryan to finally get rid of the music app cover flow.. he said he thought is was a good idea and hopefully get around to making the portrait ui the same at the landscape in the music app! who ever uses cover flow??

    Hope this idea turns up soon!

    • No more Obama

      Good idea. I really loved the cover flow in 2007. but now? no no no

    • Kok Hean

      It’s just for show?

  • Sameer


  • Ben

    What wallpaper is that?? Very nice…

  • Mohd

    What is the name if the theme pleases?

    Thank you

    • marco1993

      theme name: ayecon

  • It’s called DietBar not DietBulletin on Cydia?

  • Someone can tell me the name of the tweak or theme he use to change the badge?

  • trok

    Trok Almotary

  • trok


  • Don Reid

    what theme do you have here?

  • Awesome & simple tweak!