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  • Grip - Growl for iPhone


    Already released in beta stages through their Google Code page, the guys at networkpx (creators of iKeyEx) are nearly ready to release Grip, a Growl look-alike for iPhone. If you don't know about Growl, you're probably not using a Mac. Growl provides system notifications (and tons of application notifications as well) in a sleek HUD themeable style.

    From a translated blog post we see there's currently two notification methods:

    • Using a text pop-up box that appears in the screen must be to relate to, and decide what you want to do.
    • Use of voice messages by using Tziltzol (sic - looks like translator isn't perfect ) or vibration.


    No definite word on release date - just "Soon we expect a very big surprise וטובה! "

    Once they're ready to release you should see it on Cydia.

    thanks to ares07 for the tip
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Grip - Growl for iPhone started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 170 Comments
    1. greenstretracer's Avatar
      greenstretracer -
      Ite, so now that every body has said how amazing this is and how they wanna make love to it. Lets talk about this app for real. First off, amazing idea, soooo much potential. Now, as it comes it only does e-mail alert and memory. How can Grip take over all alerts, missed calls, sms, and when 3.0 comes out, all the push notification we will have? Also, how can quickreply be integrated with Grip?

      AMAZING idea, sooo much potential. I am sure we will see much more to come of this.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Im not familiar with this as I dont use MAC, sounds interesting though! Thanks
    1. ares07's Avatar
      ares07 -
      there´s a video on youtube

      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1MPXkGrOc]YouTube - [iPhone-App] GriP - Jailbreak-Notification[/ame]

      the advantage of grip comes from the fact that current iphone type of notifications, like what we get for calendar/sms, SUCK...stupid popup in the middle of the screen!! imagine when we have all the new push notification apps??? nightmare

      GriP can make thinks much less intrusive, and actually usefull


      by the way, i have it running perfectly on 3.0 beta 4
    1. lightmaster's Avatar
      lightmaster -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilskaterpunk View Post
      Im not familiar with this as I dont use MAC, sounds interesting though! Thanks
      Basically, you can get a little popup in one of the corners of the screen when you have and email. I'm also assuming that it will allow developers to add a way for their programs to send information to it so you can get a popup saying something like "Facebook: you have 2 new notifications."

      Also, everyone who uses any kind of networking, from cell phones to Wi-Fi, uses MACs. Not everyone uses Macs though. The capitalization there is very important and its really annoying when people use the word MAC when they mean Mac.
    1. dillonsmith9147's Avatar
      dillonsmith9147 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lightmaster View Post
      Basically, you can get a little popup in one of the corners of the screen when you have and email. I'm also assuming that it will allow developers to add a way for their programs to send information to it so you can get a popup saying something like "Facebook: you have 2 new notifications."

      Also, everyone who uses any kind of networking, from cell phones to Wi-Fi, uses MACs. Not everyone uses Macs though. The capitalization there is very important and its really annoying when people use the word MAC when they mean Mac.
      firstly since this is a jb app id doubt facebook will and secondly we could just go oldschool and start calling it Macintosh
    1. ares07's Avatar
      ares07 -
      firstly since this is a jb app id doubt facebook will
      feel free to read the documentation




      Programming for GriP
      AppStore (SDK) developers

      While GriP requires Jailbreaking for maximal function, it can also be made SDK-compatible. Of course, it is up to Apple Inc. to decide whether GriP-supporting source codes are acceptable, but GriP uses only documented API so technically it should be allowed.
    1. ZudeoG80's Avatar
      ZudeoG80 -
      Hey, just curious, what theme do you have enabled in your pic?
    1. slicknickbmx's Avatar
      slicknickbmx -
      hey guys, well i followed the instructions and i still screwed it up haha. Not a noob, but i need help. I installed and now my phone wont get out of safe mode. I deleted all the files created by this program. I really dont want to restore, so much of a pain. ANyone got any ideas of how i could fix this prob. Thanks in advance for any help. Im not sure why it didnt work for me.
    1. marlon0923's Avatar
      marlon0923 -
      it would be hot and real nice when we get the chance to change the theme.
      when will it work for other apps like AIM or the beejiveim application.
      Does anyone know how to add it to beejiveim or Aim either one is good,, if you don't want to try it and want someone else to do it i will try it.
    1. marcoiac's Avatar
      marcoiac -
      Changing theme is one of the nice features of growl on macs. After I tried it on the iphone, I agree that these growls are less obtrusive than the typical iphone notifications, but they are still more obtrusive than status bar notifications. So far, it hasn't really added too much to my iphone use. But still, it's nice to be able to run it.

      EDIT: After a little use, I think a nice feature is the low memory growl. It's helpful. Before things get really sluggish, you get a little growl that tells you that you are low on memory, so that you can clean up or kill some processes
    1. Dust Busta's Avatar
      Dust Busta -
      Anyone get this working on 3.0b4? If so how? I can't get mobile terminal working :/
    1. Dream_Team's Avatar
      Dream_Team -
      Install it via ssh
    1. acaijr73's Avatar
      acaijr73 -
      Quote Originally Posted by marlon0923 View Post
      Is there a video on how to install this on your iphone or ipod touch. is there a youtube video on it.

      its very easy to do.... theres a link in a prior post with the instructions it should literally take about 5 minutes to install...


      heres the link**

      GriP - networkpx - Users' and Developers' guide to GriP ? Growl for iPhone. - Google Code
    1. smeeshum's Avatar
      smeeshum -
      How can I install the .deb file if ssh terminal does not work? I've been getting an error since beta3 and coreutils is installed. Please help me as I really want this.
      Could someone possibly host the file on a Cydia repo somewhere please?

      Ta

      sM3e
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      I just can't get into the whole Growl thing. I've tried it a few times but it always just kind of annoyed me. Perhaps this will be different. I'll probably give it a shot though...
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Isn't this something like the Push feature thats going to be available for apps on 3.0? We already have the audio, and i think in the conference videos they were showing how meebo will give you a Pop-Up saying that you have a new IM etc. Maybe Growl itself will be in the app store since Dev's are allowed to script Pop-up notifications.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      @lightmaster
      Thanks for explaining.
    1. eyepoper's Avatar
      eyepoper -
      WHat about Memmory Usage? IS this a Heavy App ? Cause its always ruuning in the background...With Winterboard already sometimes the phone is slow..also with some other Lockscreens als with changing backgrounds and with SB settings and iRealssms (also running in background) all that togher I`m running and have free of 30mb Memmory.


      Sometimes the phone is slow and needs a restart.... Also I think that 2.2.1 is very bad firmware compare with previuos fimwares.
    1. marcoiac's Avatar
      marcoiac -
      Quote Originally Posted by eyepoper View Post
      WHat about Memmory Usage? IS this a Heavy App ? Cause its always ruuning in the background...With Winterboard already sometimes the phone is slow..also with some other Lockscreens als with changing backgrounds and with SB settings and iRealssms (also running in background) all that togher I`m running and have free of 30mb Memmory.
      I haven't seen any noticeable increase in memory usage. BTW, a cool Growl feature is missing in Grip, that is, GrowlTunes. When I am listening to music and browsing the Web with MobileSafari or reading tweets on a tweeter app for iPhone (or whatever else I am doing) and the iPod app changes song, it's nice to get a little notification with the info on the new song played. But this feature is not currently available in Grip. It should not be too difficult to implement it.
    1. kwan's Avatar
      kwan -
      Can anyone open up the email app when you click on the notification while on the LockScreen? Seems to work when in the springboard only.