Today we finally got to go hands-on with a near final beta version of IntelliScreenX — the highly anticipated jailbreak app for iOS 5’s Notification Center — and let’s just cut to the chase, it lives up to the hype, and then some.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is how Notification Center is done. IntelliScreenX makes iOS 5’s new pull down menu, a literal center of notifications.
There’s Twitter, Facebook, RSS, and email, and it’s done in such a way that you can communicate without ever leaving Notification Center; you can even do so from the Lock screen.
Check inside for a full video preview of IntelliScreenX, and you’ll see why this upcoming app is reason enough alone to jailbreak your iPhone…
True, there have been similar apps like this done in the past — LockInfo immediately comes to mind. While I am a huge admirer of LockInfo, and everything that the developer of that app has done, I could never keep it on my iPhone for very long.
With LockInfo, I simply felt it was too complicated and too cumbersome to keep as a permanent staple on my iPhone. I realize I am definitely in the minority here, and will no doubt feel the wrath of the legions of LockInfo supporters, but it’s the truth.
With IntelliScreenX, the developer has taken an already existing iOS 5 framework, and simply added on to it, simply modified it to fit their needs. For that reason, it feels less complicated, more natural, and a lot more stable than LockInfo; even at this early stage in the game.
Additionally, IntelliScreenX’s two-way communication methodology is excellent. Everything is so quick, so snappy, so spontaneous. Twitter feeds are pushed in real time, RSS feeds can be updated with a swipe; Facebook, and email work largely in the same manner.
Maybe things feel more natural to me with IntelliScreenX, because I’m used to having Notification Center as an integral part of my daily routine. I can’t really put my finger on just what it is, but it just feels right.
As you’ve no doubt gleaned from the video, IntelliScreenX is probably one of the most highly anticipated jailbreak apps for iOS 5 — arguably, ever. I’m excited to report that even at this stage, it’s living up to that hype quite nicely. What’s even more exciting, is that the potential for growth is staggering.
Once it launches on late Thursday, or early Friday, IntelliScreenX can be purchased on the ModMyi repo for $9.99. Like all Intelliborn apps, it includes a free trial to see whether you like it or not.
Are you excited for IntelliScreenX? Let us know what you think in the comments below.