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  • [Review] LowPowerBanner - 20%/10% Battery Banners


    With the transition of notification pop-ups to notification banners in iOS 5, Apple seemed to have overlooked a spot – the notifications that appear when you become low on battery. A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed LowPowerBanner by iOS developer snakeninny will let you change that, making it so you receive a banner notification instead of one of those iOS 4-style, intrusive notifications.

    The banner-style notification is better for these kinds of alerts because it simply goes away after you’ve been notified. The standard way that Apple goes about informing you about your low battery percentage is obtrusive, distracting, and makes you manually tap the dismiss button to get rid of it; bothersome if you are playing a game and have to pause it at a critical moment to give the notification pop-up your attention.

    I particularly enjoy the way that the developer used the alert icon in the banner to give it that important feeling. It fits the mood well.

    LowPowerBanner not only gives you a banner to alert you of your low battery percentage, but it furthermore gives off a very satisfying chime that goes along with the alert suitably. Just like the original notifications, LowPowerBanner alerts you at 20% and 10% battery marks. There are no settings to configure for LowPowerBanner and it requires iOS 5 to install. I recommend this tweak for anyone trying to leave the old-fashioned notification system behind; since it's free, you have nothing to lose if you don't like it.

    Name: LowPowerBanner
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.0.1-42
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: snakeninny
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5

    Sources: Cydia
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] LowPowerBanner - 20%/10% Battery Banners started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Nice, I wonder why Apple didnt do this themselves. Woulda made sense.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Nice, I wonder why Apple didnt do this themselves. Woulda made sense.
      You answered your own question (in bold).

      Nice tweak. Definitely installing.
    1. anekin007's Avatar
      anekin007 -
      watch you will see this in apple's newest firmware update. I wonder where apple gets there idea sometimes.
    1. SnoopinNewton's Avatar
      SnoopinNewton -
      Very Good Tweak, Thanks for making this post!
    1. Armani D'Angelo's Avatar
      Armani D'Angelo -
      I cannot find this tweak on cydia. Help!
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Armani D'Angelo View Post
      I cannot find this tweak on cydia. Help!
      refresh your sources then look again
    1. c0dy's Avatar
      c0dy -
      Thanks snakeninny. This is a cool tweak and some devs would have charged for this. Kudos to you!
    1. brianjw's Avatar
      brianjw -
      This is cool, but Apple keeps the intrusive notification (my opinion) because they want to make sure the user is aware of their battery percentage. If you're text messaging or on the phone, they want you to Dismiss to verify you're aware of this. I prefer the intrusive just because I want it to make me stop what I'm doing and theoretically force me to plug my phone in before it dies. Because if it does die, I'll find myself waiting 15 minutes for it to turn back on.
    1. xandros9's Avatar
      xandros9 -
      YES. I've been waiting and searching for this for years, I loved the way my Palm Pre did it, kudos to the dev <3
    1. indyracer05's Avatar
      indyracer05 -
      Thank Jeff from iDB... I heard him wishing for this last week in one of his vids on youtube and now it just so happens someone has made it. Thanks Jeff and the Dev, MUCH NEEDED!
    1. carlbgc's Avatar
      carlbgc -
      Excellent, thanks dev.
    1. JLick's Avatar
      JLick -
      I've said it before but I'll say it begin, it's the simple tweaks that blow my mind!
    1. sunhillcopper's Avatar
      sunhillcopper -
      Quote Originally Posted by JLick View Post
      I've said it before but I'll say it begin, it's the simple tweaks that blow my mind!
      a tweak that would stop my iPhone switching off when the battery runs out would be good ......


    1. JLick's Avatar
      JLick -
      Solar Powered iPhone FTW
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Yes. I'm gonna get this tweak along with the tweak Iknowit
    1. sknet's Avatar
      sknet -
      why it only support 4.3++??????? whats happen with 4.2.1 below?
    1. RyoSaeba's Avatar
      RyoSaeba -
      Quote Originally Posted by sunhillcopper View Post
      a tweak that would stop my iPhone switching off when the battery runs out would be good ......
      Perhaps one that sounds an unstoppable alarm when your battery runs to 5% until you plug it into the wall?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by sknet View Post
      why it only support 4.3++??????? whats happen with 4.2.1 below?
      You must have read something wrong. It supports iOS 5 only. It requires iOS 5 banner notifications.
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Do tweaks like this eat RAM?
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      Do tweaks like this eat RAM?
      I don't think so. It sounds too simple and it doesn't look like too big of a tweak