As you use your iPhone or iPad throughout the day, you’re likely to receive a number of banner notifications from various apps, whether they’re comprised of text messages coming from Apple’s Messages app, status updates coming from Facebook, or activity alerts coming from Twitter. One thing all these banner notifications have in common, despite coming from different apps, is that they’re particularly boring.
NotiFill & NotiFill Pro are a newly released set of and free and paid jailbreak tweak by iOS developer rafferli that aims to make banner notifications of all types more exciting to look at. It achieves this feat by giving banner notifications animated color fills that may look somewhat reminiscent of loading bars.
The animated GIF below provides the best example of NotiFill doing its part:
In one example, you see a banner notification from the Messages app filling from left to right with a green fill; while the other depicts a banner notification from the News app filling from left to right with an off-red fill. You’ll also notice that the fill effect takes up the whole duration of the banner notification’s presence, much like a loading bar, if you will. More examples below:
These are just examples, and you can certainly go for a different look for behavior if you so wish.
As for what sets the free and paid NotiFill and NotiFill Pro tweaks apart, the developer says that the paid version merely adds dynamic banner coloring and improved support for Dayn while offering jailbreakers a way to support what he does. Other than that, we think most jailbreakers may be able to get by with the free version.
Each of the tweaks add a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users can configure a number of options to their liking:
Here, you can:
- Toggle NotiFill or NotiFill Pro on or off on demand
- Configure a delay in seconds until the animation begins after the banner notification appears
- Set a custom color by designating that color’s HEX code
Obviously as purely aesthetic jailbreak tweaks, NotiFill & NotiFill Pro won’t be for everyone. That aside, it’s a great way to add some personalization to your pwned handset so that you can show people why jailbreaking their iPhone or iPad is a fun pastime; that, or to just enjoy all for yourself.
Those who like tricking out their handset’s user interface with customization of this caliber, however, can download NotiFill for free from the Raffer repository or purchase NotiFill Pro for $1.49 from the Packix repository via their favorite package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 13 devices.
If you’re not already using the Raffer repository, then you can add it to your package manager of choice via the following URL:
Do you intend to give your handset’s banner notifications a cool new animation with NotiFill or NotiFill Pro? Share why or why not in the comments section below.