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  • 'Badger 7' Gives You a Beautiful Way of Seeing Your Unread Notifications From Apps


    Those of you that used Badger will be happy to hear that the developer has released Badger 7, an iOS 7-compatible tweak that lets you view your incoming notifications on a per-application basis, and then choose to do what you want with them.

    Badger 7 offers a completely all-new design that is iOS 7-friendly, as you can see above. With it, you can swipe up on an application icon that you have notifications in, and a transparent interface will appear with the background nicely blurred, and you will see all of the pending notifications that you have for that application. You can then swipe to the left on any of the notifications, and the tweak will give you the option to do something with that notification.

    In the case above, we had a text message, so when we swipe to the left on the text message, we are given the ability to call that person, delete the notification, respond to the notification, or mark the notification as read.

    If there were numerous notifications from the same application, all of them would be listed here and not just one of them, but in this instance, we only had one unread text message. The tweak also works with iMessage, as well as text messages, and also works with other applications like Twitter, Facebook, and almost any other application that supports notifications.

    Badger 7 also integrates with Activator. Apart from swiping up on application icons, you can invoke an Activator action of your choice to see all pending notifications in one screen from all applications. Just like above, this interface gives you a nice transparent sheet with a blurred backdrop:



    Badger 7 adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure a number of options:



    Those options include choosing between swiping up or double-tapping on the application icon with a pending notification to open the Badger interface, adjusting the blur level of the backdrop, adjusting the darkening level, adjusting the animation duration, enabling or disabling pull to refresh for new notifications, enabling or disabling a notification count in the interface, enabling or disabling a thick line in the interface, enabling or disabling decrementing the application icon's badge count, and enabling or disabling the zero badge count option.

    You will also find a button for clearing deleted notifications and respringing. You should respring each time you make changes to the settings in this pane.

    It's obvious that a lot of time was spent on the design of Badger 7. It's a great improvement over the last time that we spent time reviewing the original Badger, and we're happy to say that it functions just as well as it looks. Badger 7 is only for iOS 7, but there is also a version available for both iOS 5 and iOS 6. They are a separate purchase in Cydia.

    If you would like to give Badger 7 a try, it's available in Cydia's BigBoss repository right now for just $1.49.

    Name: Badger 7
    Price: $1.49
    Version: 1.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.6
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: bFlat Design Studios
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Badger 7' Gives You a Beautiful Way of Seeing Your Unread Notifications From Apps started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 1 Comment
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      What if your not on the home screen when a text comes in?