Sometimes you need quick access to getting in touch with your most important friends and family. Since Notification Center is easy to get to in most situations, iOS developer 2peaches has made a new add-on for Notification Center dubbed Favorite Contacts 7 for Notification Center
that lets you access to favorite contacts right from a new Notification Center widget, as shown above.
The widget populates itself from the favorite contacts that you have set in your Phone application, and it shows their names, as well as their contact photos (iOS 7-style) in Notification Center under a new Phone section.
You can have it set so that when you tap on any of your contacts, you will automatically initiate either a phone call, text message, or e-mail, or you can have the widget prompt you to ask you what you want to do:
The widget adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure the behavior of the widget, as well as the appearance, and functionality:
You can show or hide names altogether, choose to only show the first names by hiding the last names, enable or disable labels, choose to show either 4 or 5 contacts per page, enable paging indicators, and set up your contact options. Here, you can choose what will happen when you tap on a contact – either you will set up an alert box that will bring up contact options, or you can set up a standard action that will happen whenever you tap on any of your contacts.
You'll also need to visit your Notification Center preferences pane to enable the widget and choose its position in Notification Center. Each time you make changes tot he widget's settings, you'll want to disable and then re-enable the widget to save your changes:
Favorite Contacts 7 for Notification Center is a very polished, iOS 7-esque time-saver for those that are always in need of getting in touch with certain people. If you're looking for some kind of functionality like this for your Notification Center, we could certainly recommend this tweak, as it's both reliable and aesthetically pleasing.
Favorite Contacts 7 for Notification Center is available in Cydia's BigBoss repository for $1.99. It can only be installed on iOS 7 devices.
Favorite Contacts 7 for Notification Center
iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4