Those of you looking to expand upon iOS notifications should check out a new jailbreak tweak called AnyReminder
by iOS developer yeahwangy. AnyReminder adds a “Remind Me Later” feature to Mail, Safari, Messages, and notifications that appear on the lock screen. The Remind Me Later feature originally debuted in iOS 6 for incoming phone calls or FaceTime calls only.
From the lock screen, when you receive a notification, your Camera Grabber will transform into a notification grabber, as shown above. Pulling on the grabber will reveal an interface letting you dismiss or launch the notification, or asking to remind you later – you can choose to be reminded in one hour, or when you leave a location.
Dismiss will hide the notification from the lock screen and dim the lock screen, while launch will open the application the notification is for. When all of your lock screen notifications have been dismissed, your Camera Grabber will return to being a Camera Grabber and will no longer be a notification grabber.
The remind me later feature extends to the Mail application, allowing you to remind yourself about e-mails that you received so you can deal with them later. The same goes for Safari, for reminding you about Web pages, or Messages (also works with biteSMS) for reminding you about text messages or iMessages.
Because the tweak integrates with the Reminders application, the content of something that you ask to be reminded about later can be stored in the notes of a reminder in the Reminders application.
The developer includes the video demo below to help us understand what the tweak does:
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The tweak comes with a preferences pane in the Settings application allowing you to configure the tweak's options:
From the preferences pane, you will be able to enable or disable the tweak for lock screen notifications, Mobile Safari pages, E-mails, or messages. You will also be able to enable or disable dimming the lock screen when dismissing a notification, choosing to delete nothing, the current item, or all items when you dismiss a notification from the lock screen, and you will be able to enable or disable a clear button.
AnyReminder definitely has the potential to make notifications more interactive for users, but its remind me later feature for Web sites is also a great idea because with this feature you can remind yourself to look at a Web page after you're no longer busy. The same goes for the notifications that you might ask to be reminded of later on.
If you want to grab AnyReminder, it's available in Cydia right now for $1.99.