BadgerTweak: an upcoming tweak for quickly viewing notifications

By , Mar 17, 2013

Badgertweak teaser

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could tap an app badge and be given a synopsis of the app’s awaiting notifications? That’s the premise behind BadgerTweak, an upcoming endeavor that allows “…users to view notifications by tapping the app’s notification badge on the SpringBoard.”

According to the tweak’s official Twitter account, it’s coming soon to Cydia, and will work with more than just the Messages app. Although the tweak is still in development, the team behind it has apparently made a few strides in the developmental process as of late.

The screenshot looks awesome enough, but it’ll be interesting to see if these guys can pull this off. I, for one, certainly hope they can. What about you? Does BadgerTweak look like something you’d be interested in seeing come to fruition?

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  • tasuga

    Sick… They’re using ayecon! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/dietermarkus Markus Hudobnik

    Definitely would be cool. Can’t wait! :)

  • sambuzzlight

    be annoyed the times i would want to open the actual app but woul press the the badge instead..

    • http://twitter.com/brandonweidema Brandon

      or the other way around ;p

      • bloodshed

        more likely

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    • Damian W

      Nevertheless, it is something really original and seems very useful. Hopefully, they will make this tweak the right way.

  • wonderboydave

    looks like a staple to the many jailbreak tweaks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.liu.7503 Jonathan Liu

    That would help a lot- I have so many notificaitions in my notification center

  • Darren

    1.) finally a tweak that does something useful and isn’t a copy of another tweak.

    2.) not particularly useful to me, but still a good idea.

    3.) wouldn’t buy (or download free) since it seems like an extra step when I could just open the app and see my notifcations.

    • Guest

      1.) Finally? There a lot of Tweaks releasing which are not “copies” of another one. This Tweak by the way is just a bad implementation of a iOS 6 (or 5?) Concept.

      2.) The Idea is not by the developers of this, it is just taken from an old Concept Video and the developers didn’t even give credit.

  • http://twitter.com/EaglesPride_ Aleandro green

    Anyone else have this problem…I’m using bite SMS and someone sends me like 3 messages in a row. I answer the latest on my lockscreen but the other two are there, I clear off the lockscreen but the bubble in the status bar still says two unread messages

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12707350 Brian Sorrells

      i believe (i repeat i believe) that you must view the two previously sent messages using the drop down box while on the lockscreen, otherwise biteSMS will continue to treat the previous messages as though they are unread. This is to prevent missed messages as in when friends send multiple texts and you happen to only catch the latest one. This feature annoyed me as well at first, but I’ve gotten used to it and I appreciate what I believe they are trying to prevent. Hope this helps.

  • Tom Canuck

    this sounds both awesome and original. do want!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000453776325 Cheng Ye

    That ayecon message status bar icon, how do they get it? Any idea?

    • http://twitter.com/Tjibba  Tjibbe de Haan

      OpenNotifier

      • http://twitter.com/yesilovetech Tyler_Zyco

        What pack? Do you know? I was hoping it was an extra icon set in the Ayecon theme for TypeStatus.

    • http://twitter.com/yesilovetech Tyler_Zyco

      I am interested too… is it OpenNotifier? I checked the extra Ayecon theme files in iFile but no dice.

  • Whos_Jeff

    What’s the theme in the photo?

    • http://twitter.com/jmarsh5 Justin Marshall

      Ayecon.

      • Whos_Jeff

        Thanks

  • http://twitter.com/acenyc003 William sage

    Awesome cant wait

  • http://twitter.com/DaveWeinstock Dave Weinstock

    Where can I find that rounded WiFi icon from that screenshot. Been looking for it for a while.

    • http://twitter.com/JohnnyBob11 Juan Flores

      Ayecon theme

      • http://twitter.com/DaveWeinstock Dave Weinstock

        Thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/ningamoh mohamed ahmed

      get a theme
      that is calld ayecon it well give you the icons and the rounded wifi icon

  • steve

    i see my comment was deleted… did i touch a nerve?

  • http://www.facebook.com/xoxoxox Ying Zheng

    my worry is how much memory and battery power it chews up…

  • MagicDrumSticks

    It’s amazing how most of these tweaks actually makes it MORE cumbersome compared to stock. It makes you realize why apple takes so long to implement ideas; because most of them are near perfect!

  • http://twitter.com/Defqon_Derek Diederik IV

    What’s the wallpaper you have used? And where can I find it?

    • Kiyashi Shizoku

      It’s a built in wallpaper on iOS 6.1 and above.

      • http://twitter.com/Defqon_Derek Diederik IV

        Thanks!

      • http://twitter.com/OliverHyde3333 Oliver Hyde

        It isn’t it comes with Ayecon

  • Aizaz khan

    Awesome just awesome

  • http://twitter.com/mrabet30 amine el mrabet

    nice tweak

  • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 rud0lf77

    I am not an UI/UX Designer, I am just a Developer, but still I can tell that tapping the badge is a really bad way to invoke it, swiping up would have been better.

    • pauleebe

      I think the best method would be to tap and hold the icon maybe?

      • http://twitter.com/sexyhamthing @sexyhamthing

        wiggle mode

    • http://www.facebook.com/justin.thurmond Justin Thurmond

      flick up or down, or a double tap of the icon would all be great choices in terms of design.

  • http://twitter.com/nahidshaque Nahidul nahids Haque

    sounds like an awesome idea, I would defs get this

  • http://twitter.com/burlow burlow

    as long as there aren’t any mis-taps that open the app instead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

    Nice. This was featured in a concept video awhile back. I wish I could remember who did it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000945354629 Avery Massenburg

    Is it possible to have it changed to swiping the App Icon instead of tapping the badge? I saw a concept that involved this very thing but you swiped down on the Icon.

  • http://twitter.com/iPak0 iPak0

    Why is everyone jumping to the conclusion that they’re planning on invoking it by pressing on the icon’s badge? I haven’t seen the developers mention anything about how they’re planning on invoking it?

    • http://twitter.com/idjcastro Gerardo Castro

      Because it says it in the opening paragraph…

  • http://www.facebook.com/derbatov Derbatov Stanley

    this is great, but I would prefer, instead of tapping on the badge, swiping up (or down) gesture over the app icon :)

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    Looks pretty cool, it’s like peeking at the notification. So you don’t waste your time opening the actually app.

  • Liam Mulcahy

    Finally I’ve been waiting for this forever!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    why do we need this?

  • http://twitter.com/Sh0ttyBoi Sh0tty

    opennotifier doesnt work on ios 6

    • Kiyashi Shizoku

      You must enable individual app notification icon styles in Settings>OpenNotifier.

  • Beta382

    I think that an option to swipe up/down a badge to invoke this would be useful, yes. The only problem I see with that is that it would need to have a tolerance to avoid invoking when swiping pages (as most users swipe pages slightly diagonally without knowing it), and a resistance to shifting the page when it actually is being invoked (as changing pages currently has a 0 tolerance, and even when swiping up/down, users tend to form a slight diagonal/arc with their swipe)

    • Aehmlo

      Thanks for the feedback!

  • http://www.facebook.com/orlando.r.diaz Orlando Rafael Diaz

    Does anybody know how he got that message icon in the status bar? It looks like a ayecon theme but its not.

    • Aehmlo

      I /think/ I got that from OpenNotifier. Or maybe LockInfo. Not sure anymore, I’ve been using it for so long.

  • http://www.facebook.com/R.P.K.CONOMBO Regis P. K. Conombo

    i desabled the badges on my iphone but if this tweak comes out i’ll re-enable them