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  • Get a Smaller Notification Banner for the iPhone With 'MiniBanners'


    If you remember Banners+ by Rudolf Lichtner and you liked how it brought Growl-like notifications to the iPad, then you will probably appreciate his newest creation – a free jailbreak tweak called MiniBanners that brings the same concept to mind on the iPhone and iPod touch. The difference in iOS 5 notification banners is illustrated above.

    MiniBanners has no options to configure – instead, it takes over as soon as you install it. Banners will no longer appear Apple’s way and they will instead show up as Growl-like pop-up notifications that can be held down on with one finger to manually dismiss them. The other way to dismiss the pop-up is to open the application by tapping on the banner when it shows up.

    The banner doesn’t show any message content. It’s made to use less screen space, so it only shows the essential information, such as the application icon and the sender’s name. If a sender’s name cannot be determined, the pop-up will show the name of the application that the alert is from, just like Apple’s notification banners do.

    MiniBanners is going to be subjective because of how it looks. Some people really like Apple’s look more than a Growl-style interface, however some people are just the opposite. On the other hand, the pop-up notification uses a lot less real estate than Apple’s stock notification banners do and it’s free, so it’s worth giving a shot. The tweak is intended for the iPhone and iPod touch. Go and grab it from the ModMyi repo today!

    Name: MiniBanners
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.9
    Requirements: iOS 5, iPhone or iPod touch
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: Rudolf Lichtner
    Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Get a Smaller Notification Banner for the iPhone With 'MiniBanners' started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. Adeszko Artur's Avatar
      Adeszko Artur -
      why , why , why ....are we getting more stupid ? the banners all ready a small !
    1. MXCO's Avatar
      MXCO -
      It's not too bad, I'm actually digging it due to the fact that it takes less bar space but only down fall is it don't show much but it's good for me. I like this tweak and currently using it.
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Adeszko Artur View Post
      why , why , why ....are we getting more stupid ? the banners all ready a small !
      Not small enough. Stock notifications are alright, but I believe they can be improved upon so the notification isn't so thick to take up as much space as it does. I believe the banner should be as thin as the status bar along with some sort of icon, but that's just me.
    1. jeezy45's Avatar
      jeezy45 -
      I'm digging it too
    1. stulaw11's Avatar
      stulaw11 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Adeszko Artur View Post
      why , why , why ....are we getting more stupid ? the banners all ready a small !
      It would be useful if it was like GRIP that worked on IOS4 (Growl-like notifications).

      These, like GRIP, need to be expandable notifications to be useful. 1-2 words isnt useful. If you clicked it once and it expanded to read the full text, and double clicked to open the corresponding app, then I'd install this.
    1. rud0lf77's Avatar
      rud0lf77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Adeszko Artur View Post
      why , why , why ....are we getting more stupid ? the banners all ready a small !
      The second part of your comment makes no sense...
    1. lastdance's Avatar
      lastdance -
      Hmm mine crashes with 5.0.1
    1. rud0lf77's Avatar
      rud0lf77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lastdance View Post
      Hmm mine crashes with 5.0.1
      It's incompatible with Bulletin.
    1. laurence0609's Avatar
      laurence0609 -
      I think this is already available in Springtomize 2 wherein you can reduce the size of the banner.
    1. rud0lf77's Avatar
      rud0lf77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by laurence0609 View Post
      I think this is already available in Springtomize 2 wherein you can reduce the size of the banner.
      Nope..
    1. Je5's Avatar
      Je5 -
      It doesn't seem to work with BiteSMS, and my other notifications aren't working with it as well.
    1. rud0lf77's Avatar
      rud0lf77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Je5 View Post
      It doesn't seem to work with BiteSMS, and my other notifications aren't working with it as well.
      EDIT:
      It doesn't work with Bulletin and BiteSMS and iRealSMS

      I checked myself, and actually BiteSMS is compatible.
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      who uses iRealSMS anymore?