Here comes a really neat tweak in Cydia called Launch Notify
by iOS developer ToolPod.
For the developer’s first tweak, it’s pretty polished. This tweak will show a notification whenever you launch an application on your iOS device. You can choose different kinds of notifications, and you can even set launching applications from your home screen to show a different type of notification from launching applications from your App Switcher. You can configure these options from the preferences pane that you’ll find in the Settings application:
Each of the Enable switches let you enable or disable the tweak on demand for launching applications from either the home screen or the App Switcher. You can also choose the type of notification that you want to appear when you launch applications from either of the two methods – you can choose between a HUD (Heads-up display), an alert notification, or a banner notification. You can even have the application name spoken when you launch an application. It would be a good idea to respring after changing your settings.
With all of these features and choices, it’s almost like choosing the type of red carpet that you want to roll out for an application when you open it. Below, we’ll show you the different kinds of notification styles, and their appearances:
This one is the HUD (Heads-up display) style. It looks kind of like the volume indicator HUD, but you’ll notice that it has been modified to show the application icon of the application you launch, as well as the name and the time that you launched the application. It appears and disappears automatically. It's very subtle and clean, and this is probably our favorite notification style that this tweak has to offer.
This one is the alert style. It takes the style of an alert notification and combines it with an application icon preview, an application name, a time of launch, and a loading circle. The alert notification disappears automatically once the application opens fully, which is great because if you had to manually dismiss the alert, we can see how that could become cumbersome and annoying. It looks pretty good, but we still like the HUD style more.
Last but not least, we have our banner style. This is the most simplistic style, and most of us are used to seeing banners. This just shows a banner notification with the application icon of the application you’re opening, as well as the application name and the time that you opened the application. Just like any other banner notification, these banners will appear and disappear after a short period of time.
The developer promises more options will be coming to the tweak in the future, which probably entails more notification styles, and perhaps notification customization, but this is only speculation. If you want to give Launch Notify a try, you can grab it right now from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1. It is compatible with iOS 6.0 and later.