'PocketNotify' Lets You Discreetly Check Your iPhone for Notifications
Weíve all been in a situation where we have been in the middle of a boring conversation, a dinner at the dinner table, or a meeting in class or at work. Itís rude to pull your phone out to check for notifications during any of these events, but it still itches our brains to know if anyone has tried contacting us.
A new jailbreak tweak known as PocketNotify
by iOS developer Coleman Stavish has a solution. The tweak lets you configure an Activator action that you can invoke from the lock screen to check and see if you have any notifications. If you have a notification(s), your device will vibrate. If you donít have a notification, nothing will happen.
The developer notes that using a physical button might be one of the better Activator action options to use since you wonít have any view of your lock screen while itís in your pocket. Since you can still keep your head in the air while you check for notifications this way, you can do so without appearing rude to the person you should be giving attention to.
The developer notes that the tweak works whether or not you have disabled Vibrate on Ring/Silent in the Settings application, so you wonít have to worry about any bizarre situations keeping the tweak from working properly.
Unfortunately, even though the tweak lets you check for notifications as a whole, the tweak doesnít make it obvious what application you have a notification for, so you will still have to look and see later on. If you want to give the tweak a try, it's available in Cydia's BigBoss repository for 99Ę and it works with any firmware iOS 5.0 or later.