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  • [Review] SimpleWiFi for Notification Center - Wi-Fi Information At Your Fingertips


    Of all the Notification Center widgets being released into Cydia since iOS 5ís launch, this new one, dubbed SimpleWiFi for Notification Center by iOS developer Pascal, allows you to see some critical Wi-Fi information right from Notification Center including the name of your Internet access point (SSID) and your local IP address. The widget is also very small, taking up just a small amount of space and keeping your Notification Center looking as spiffy as ever.

    Apart from displaying your Internet access point name and your local IP address, the widget also comes with a miniature switch for toggling your Wi-Fi on and off. The switch is extremely small and slightly difficult to grab ahold of, however with a little concentration and nerves of steel, you can avoid going through the maze that is your Settings application.

    Since Wi-Fi information is a critical part of any device, this tweak could only be a handy asset to you. OpenSSH is a common piece of software installed on jailbroken iPhones and this widget gives you an easy peek at the IP address you need to use to SSH into your iOS device. The widget also lets you know what router you are connected to if there are several Wi-Fi networks around you.

    SimpleWiFi for Notification Center can be enabled or disabled at any time by dragging the widget in and out of Notification Center from the Notifications preferences pane in the Settings application. There are no options to configure for the widget. After installing, you may have to drag the widget into Notification Center via Settings before you can use it. Since itís free, be sure to give this a try!

    Name: SimpleWiFi for Notification Center
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0-3
    Requirements: iOS 5
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Pascal
    Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5

    Sources: Cydia
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] SimpleWiFi for Notification Center - Wi-Fi Information At Your Fingertips started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. expl0itfinder's Avatar
      expl0itfinder -
      Fbi surveillance van...win...
    1. tbare83's Avatar
      tbare83 -
      It's tweaks like this that make my day. Simple, sleek, and well done! Kudos to the dev!
    1. eyefone4949's Avatar
      eyefone4949 -
      Quote Originally Posted by expl0itfinder View Post
      Fbi surveillance van...win...
      That really freaked me out for a second. That ssid is very similar to what mine is. lol
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Nice tweak
    1. steveken's Avatar
      steveken -
      Or you could just use the SBSettings drop down window for all this information without installing anything extra. *shrug*
    1. tbare83's Avatar
      tbare83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by steveken View Post
      Or you could just use the SBSettings drop down window for all this information without installing anything extra. *shrug*
      Except that doesn't show what ssid you're connected to...
    1. anime007's Avatar
      anime007 -
      Quote Originally Posted by steveken View Post
      Or you could just use the SBSettings drop down window for all this information without installing anything extra. *shrug*
      exactly
    1. JPili's Avatar
      JPili -
      Quote Originally Posted by tbare83 View Post
      Except that doesn't show what ssid you're connected to...
      so?
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      this tweak must of not worked for me because I don't see anything new in my notification.
    1. tbare83's Avatar
      tbare83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by swifty7 View Post
      this tweak must of not worked for me because I don't see anything new in my notification.
      you have to turn it on in Settings > notifications
    1. Fofer's Avatar
      Fofer -
      Quote Originally Posted by tbare83 View Post
      Except that doesn't show what ssid you're connected to...
      Sure it does. Tap and hold the WiFi button in the SBsettings panel, and a sheet appears that tells you the name of the SSID you're connected to.

      Also under the "More" settings is an option to show the SSID in the menubar.

      Another nice tweak is "WiiCarrier" as it puts the name of the SSID in your iOS menubar. Tap it, and it shows the IP address.

      I'm not complaining, just clarifying. The more tweaks like this out there, the better as far as I am concerned. So much of it is free. Choice and innovation is good. Gives us options, and might push Apple to consider rolling some of this UI in for us, too.
    1. tbare83's Avatar
      tbare83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fofer View Post
      Sure it does. Tap and hold the WiFi button in the SBsettings panel, and a sheet appears that tells you the name of the SSID you're connected to.
      Well I'll be...

      I still like it visible without having to tap/hold though... And I agree, options are great...
    1. ramicio's Avatar
      ramicio -
      Quote Originally Posted by steveken View Post
      Or you could just use the SBSettings drop down window for all this information without installing anything extra. *shrug*
      Except that SBSettings still requires Activator as a dependency and not everyone wants to put bloatware on their phones.
    1. Fofer's Avatar
      Fofer -
      Quote Originally Posted by ramicio View Post
      Except that SBSettings still requires Activator as a dependency and not everyone wants to put bloatware on their phones.
      Activator = "bloatware?" Hahahahahahaaaa! Good one, mate.
    1. ramicio's Avatar
      ramicio -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fofer View Post
      Activator = "bloatware?" Hahahahahahaaaa! Good one, mate.
      "Hahahahahahaaaa!" Yes, it is. SBSettings is bloatware because it has a dependency called Activator. I have no need for Activator now that SBSettings has a notification center widget, so I no longer use SBSettings, and will not until they get rid of this dependency.
    1. Fofer's Avatar
      Fofer -
      Quote Originally Posted by ramicio View Post
      "Hahahahahahaaaa!" Yes, it is. SBSettings is bloatware because it has a dependency called Activator. I have no need for Activator now that SBSettings has a notification center widget, so I no longer use SBSettings, and will not until they get rid of this dependency.
      Oh, you were serious? Methinks you need to look up the definition of "bloatware."
    1. ramicio's Avatar
      ramicio -
      It's basically defined as unnecessary features or dependencies that are not used by the end user. Not having an option of doing away with this dependency now that the software no longer needs it to run makes it bloated. You're obviously fine loading up your devices with crap you don't need. I am not.
    1. Fofer's Avatar
      Fofer -
      You're more focused on the principle than the real-world effects. I just want the software that is most powerful and does the job best, all things considered. You call it "crap I don't need" and I call it an "imperceptible price to pay for the well-chosen software I like best." All of these tweaks are free, I can easily try them all (and do.) Activator has no ill effects on my system whatsoever, and I still like SBsettings best, for the functionality I frequently use it for. All of the other replacements somehow manage to fall short. Get over it.
    1. ramicio's Avatar
      ramicio -
      You're wrong for saying that requiring a not-needed dependency makes something bloatware. You're wrong for obviously thinking everything in life should suit everyone equally. Get over it.
    1. Fofer's Avatar
      Fofer -
      LOL, it's amusing how obviously seriously upset you get over other informed, power users' decisions to use software you've chosen to dislike. Are you still rocking the original iPhone or something? Maybe the 3G on iOS 4.x and it's gotten slow on you?

      Trust me, by your definition, you've got "bloatware" on your device that you just don't happen to know about. At the end of the day, Activator has no perceptibly negative impact on my iPhone, and the end result with SBsettings is better than cobbling together all of these other scraps. I and many others don't get caught up on some silly principle like you do, and we like the choice we've made. You're awkward argument makes you sound somewhat silly. Did the developer of SBsettings pee in your Cheerios? LOL