Make Notification Banners Less Obtrusive With 'CoverMeNot'
Apple has always advertised their banner notifications in iOS 5 as “less obtrusive” than their previous alert notifications. While it is entirely true that they are less obtrusive, some people may still find the banner notifications to be somewhat intrusive because they still cover up part of the interface you are working in until they go away. This can be annoying in applications like games or applications with user interface elements that are at the top of the screen where the banners appear.
iOS developer Ori Kadosh
had enough of being annoyed by the banners popping up where he needs to tap. As a fix to the problem Apple created with the iOS 5 notification banners while trying to get rid of the obtrusive alert notification problem, Ori has created a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed CoverMeNot
, which will move your user interface down below the notification banner so that the banner doesn’t cover any important buttons or pixels of the application you’re in.
In the time that the banner appears as a notification, the status bar will double in size, similarly to how it does when you start sharing your cellular data connection with iOS’ built in tethering service. This is how the tweak pushes your application’s interface down to make room for the banner. When the banner disappears, your status bar will return to its original size.
With CoverMeNot, banners will still appear and disappear in the same amount of time and automatically. It doesn’t come with any options to configure and it will become active as soon as you begin using it. If you’re tired of those pesky notification banners covering up your navigation or interface buttons, then give the free CoverMeNot jailbreak tweak a try!
Developer: Ori Kadosh
Sources: Ori Kadosh