Through the course of the iOS 5 beta being available to the public, the jailbreak community has seen a lot of efforts put into creating useful widgets for the newly acclaimed Notification Center. Widgets have varied from uses (music, google search, respring, etc.), however the most common one to tackle is the SBSettings alternative for the Notification Center. Many have already implemented tweaks of this nature, such as the creators of UISettings and PowerCenter. One that is upcoming and should be releasing soon, SpringPrefs, is another alternative to the above options. However, the visually appealing aspect as well as the capabilities it will posses upon release convinces me to believe that this will be a strong counterpart to SBSettings when iOS 5 releases (it is known that SBSettings is being worked on and works in iOS 5 however it is not public). Development on SpringPrefs is by NSPwn (@NSPwn) although the work is being done by GreySyntax (@GreySyntax) and westbaer (@westbaer)
SpringPrefs brings in specific toggles to turn components on/off on your device as well as display important information about your device right in the Notification Center. To view the different sets of data and toggles, you simply swipe the box inside the Notification Center to switch views. On the first view, the following data is displayed:
- Free RAM
- WiFi IP
- Data IP
- Load Avg
When you swipe to the right, the toggles become visible and accessible. What makes the toggles unique is the artistic component that it offers. Artwork created by swarren08 (@swarren08), the toggles mesh well with the native iOS theme as well as some current themes available in Cydia. Thus far, the following toggles are available. As it is in the beta stages, the developers are looking to add more features as things start to pick up.
In the tweak announcement email that the developers sent out, there were also a few key components that were highlighted that shed some positive light on what is to come.
Originally Posted by GreySyntax;