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  • [Review] TelOnNotification - Make Phone Calls From Notification Center

    This is a nice Notification Center widget that lets you make calls.

    You have an iPhone, but where's the Phone? Is it on your home page, your second page, your third page? Is it on your dock? I don't know! Well now, you never have to not know again. If you need to make a call but you find that looking for your Phone application is a pain in the rear, then you'll appreciate this new jailbreak widget for Notification Center that allows you to make phone calls but sliding down Notification Center, entering a phone number, and tapping the call button. This widget is free and has been dubbed TelOnNotification by iOS developer timetravel0.

    The widget has a decent looking GUI (graphical user interface). There have been a lot of widgets that are completely atrocious compared to the way that we might expect Apple to implement a widget. This one keeps it nice and simple and best of all, it's small. It doesn't take up a ton of room. Before you actually start typing in a phone number to dial, the widget looks as it does in the screenshot below:



    After you tap on that bar that says, "Telephone number to call" the iOS number pad appears with a call button in the bottom left. The number pad is demonstrated by the first image in this review. It looks very eye-candy-ish and I'm sure that a lot of people if not most would like to add this widget to their collection for iOS 5's Notification Center.

    There are some prerequisites to using it. For example, you cannot dismiss the number pad easily when you are in Notification Center. You have to press the home button, which exits Notification Center completely, just to put the number pad away. So this means that you shouldn't tap on the widget unless you really want to make a call otherwise that number pad will get in the way of you viewing your other widgets. Another thing is that you need to know someone's phone number by heart, otherwise you won't be able to call them. This widget doesn't support address book integration, so you can't go through your Contacts application and pick a contact that you've added in the past to call.

    Do those prerequisites make it useless? Absolutely not. It's still a quick way to dial a phone number if you don't want to fumble around for your Phone application. You will need to be running iOS 5 to download this widget because it depends on Notification Center to function. You can enable the widget or disable it at any time by simply dragging it in and out of Notification Center in the Settings application under 'settings>notifications>in notification center'. I think this is a nice thing to have if you're an iPhone power-user like me.

    Name: TelOnNotification
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.0.1-6
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: timetravel0
    Editor's Rating:  4/5

    Are you going to use Notification Center to place your next phone call? Let us know what you think in the comments!

    Sources: Cydia
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] TelOnNotification - Make Phone Calls From Notification Center started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. Cheesey123's Avatar
      Cheesey123 -
      Sorry not for me needs a bit more work on it before it becomes of any use IMHO.
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      (Sigh) No unlimited data... No iPhone!
    1. iZangetsu's Avatar
      iZangetsu -
      :edit: sorted

      not bad but really needs contacts support. Out of a contacts list of 30+ I only have 4 memorized. lol is that bad?
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Nice free useful tweak. That's what jailbreaking is all about.
    1. liverjello's Avatar
      liverjello -
      I like the idea. my notification center is getting clogged in a hurry!! sorry for changing the subject, but does anyone know the name of the tweak that shows a blurry background when the notification center is pulled down?
    1. alirz's Avatar
      alirz -
      Quote Originally Posted by liverjello View Post
      I like the idea. my notification center is getting clogged in a hurry!! sorry for changing the subject, but does anyone know the name of the tweak that shows a blurry background when the notification center is pulled down?
      BlurriedNCBackground
    1. 360psp's Avatar
      360psp -
      im curious what the 3 dots r at the bottom of the notification center in the picture and what the tweak is called for the clear background
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by 360psp View Post
      im curious what the 3 dots r at the bottom of the notification center in the picture and what the tweak is called for the clear background
      The clear background is FastBlurredNotificationCenter (by Ryan Petrich on his beta repo) and the dots are part of IntelliScreenX (by Intelliborn).
    1. Cheesey123's Avatar
      Cheesey123 -
      On a different note any way of centering NC widgets on the ipad2 everyone seems to be off center?
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Ryan petrich's beta repo is http://rpetri.ch/repo
    1. JoeStorm's Avatar
      JoeStorm -
      You have an iPhone, but where's the Phone? Is it on your home page, your second page, your third page? Is it on your dock?
      Is there anyone who really doesn't know where the Phone app is? On their iPhone?
    1. iNT3Rv3NTiONZz's Avatar
      iNT3Rv3NTiONZz -
      Tell me when it gets address book support xD
    1. jfreezy's Avatar
      jfreezy -
      Does that clear background work with ISX on the lockscreen?
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JoeStorm View Post
      Is there anyone who really doesn't know where the Phone app is? On their iPhone?
      lol i was thinking the same thing

      anyway i just hold the home button and say "call ..." yup im that cool :P
    1. jacob1's Avatar
      jacob1 -
      It looks great. I am going to use Notification Center.
    1. Cmds187's Avatar
      Cmds187 -
      Is it on lock screen

      Quote Originally Posted by iNT3Rv3NTiONZz View Post
      Tell me when it gets address book support xD
      True that?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      I just noticed that it was off-center. I automatically hate this widget now.
    1. Cmds187's Avatar
      Cmds187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I just noticed that it was off-center. I automatically hate this widget now.
      Lol ? You put this topic lol