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  • Apple Hires Jailbreak Developer, Notifications Likely To Suck Less Now



    There is almost nothing I want more to see implemented in iOS 5 than a new notification system. The current system infuriates me. There is nothing worse than playing a game, only to have a freaking text message pop up, and have my character in the background die because I couldn't close out of the notification window fast enough.

    WWDC next week will likely highlight some sort of improvement to the iOS notification system. Proof enough is in a couple recent hires Apple has made. Last year Rich Dellinger, the man responsible for the notifications system in WebOS, became a permanent resident in Cupertino. For those that haven't had the pleasure of using a WebOS device, track down the nearest Palm Pre and be wowed.

    The next big hire, was the recent acquisition of Jailbreak developer Peter Hajas. Hajas is most known for his MobilieNotifier iOS utility. Hajas is reportedly still in a trial period at Apple, but his recent tweets, and posting that he is in fact heading out Cupertino seems confirm as much. Also, Redmond Pie appears to have a screenshot of Hajas in Apple's internal directory listing him as an employee in iOS apps and frameworks.

    Hopefully the fruit of Apple's notification conquests is realized next week. If it isn't, i'll be livid. Thats a lot of lambs I could have avoided sacrificing.

    Source: Redmond Pie
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Hires Jailbreak Developer, Notifications Likely To Suck Less Now started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. hbranum's Avatar
      hbranum -
      Apple hiring from the darkside?!?! haha maybe Apple is starting to listen to customer wants!
    1. reznor9's Avatar
      reznor9 -
      A nice start. But there are better ones IMO
    1. syedsufyan's Avatar
      syedsufyan -
      Next one moving to the fruit company is ryan petrich, then saurik.
    1. lfc_'s Avatar
      lfc_ -
      You could use the beta 5 images you know :/
      Beta 5 is a million times better then beta 3 (shown in the pictures)

      peterhajas(dot)com - blog - MobileNotifier beta5, Ecstatic*Eggo

      Images and video in that link ^
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      haha Title Win!
    1. Mr. Russian's Avatar
      Mr. Russian -
      lol
      i guess jailbreakers are now Apple's frenemies
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Here's to Peter and may he have long-lasting success with Apple!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      We all always knew that Apple has a love/hate relationship with jailbreaking. The love is because it allows them to see what users want for free; no need to pay for marketing or studies. This is taking it to the next step by hiring those great minds that brought the ideas to life in the first place instead of just copying the idea paritally and making it seem like they made it up all along.
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Good to see Apple recognize talent no matter where it presents itself.
    1. dvn821's Avatar
      dvn821 -
      The picture says T-Mobile 3G??
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      like i said on twitter,

      "if @peterhajas is really an Apple now... he cant use MobileNotifier in iOS... since it is his university project the idea of MobileNotifier is owned by the university, he would have to buy the idea from them, pay a fixed amount to use the idea or get sued by them for using the idea in iOS..."
    1. Maxner's Avatar
      Maxner -
      i thought, that apple is going to steal his idea but they just took himself^^ You cant call this "news", ive already heard about this about a week ago....
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      That is awesome

      peter hajas is the man
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      Quote Originally Posted by dvn821 View Post
      The picture says T-Mobile 3G??
      Yeah, T-Mobile Netherlands most likely. You do know there is a T-Mobile outside the US.....
    1. CMartins's Avatar
      CMartins -
      The current system infuriates me. There is nothing worse than playing a game, only to have a freaking text message pop up, and have my character in the background die because I couldn't close out of the notification window fast enough.
      Pretty much a must include indeed!
    1. RefreshingData's Avatar
      RefreshingData -
      Quote Originally Posted by dvn821 View Post
      The picture says T-Mobile 3G??
      You also have to consider that the iPhone in the picture is already jailbroken to use mobilenotifier. which probably means it's unlocked too :P
    1. johnr9412's Avatar
      johnr9412 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RefreshingData View Post
      You also have to consider that the iPhone in the picture is already jailbroken to use mobilenotifier. which probably means it's unlocked too :P
      most likely not US t-mobile though cause if you unlock in the States and pop in a t-mobile sim you don't get 3G. just edge
      regardless, I'm freaking excited to see this implemented if it is!! This'll make WWDC so awesome!
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      lol, Apple and phajas: frenimies
    1. Du Blex's Avatar
      Du Blex -
      isnt this a little bit too late considering that the even is tomorrow? i mean they couldn't hire a person one day and then the very next day, have some new revamped critical part of the OS.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Apple will come out with something a lot better soon, they just take time to perfect that's all