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  • How to Get an RSS Feed in Notification Center


    Apple’s own two stock Notification Center widgets are wonderfully made and useful at times. However one useful widget that would fit right in with the two of them is an RSS feed widget. Fortunately, a new free Notification Center widget has been introduced to Cydia – iRSS Widget for Notificaiton Center by iOS developer andreamela.

    As illustrated above, the widget looks professionally done – simple, elegant, and displays news by scrolling right to left just like the way Apple’s Stocks widget does. Instead of a Yahoo icon, you can see an RSS icon at the bottom right of the widget. The widget is also the same size as the rest of Apple’s widgets, so it fits right in and allows you to view news from your favorite news site.

    Since the widget displays news from your favorite news site, it’s up to you to tell the widget what your favorite news site is. You can do this from the preferences pane that you find in the Settings application, as shown below:



    The preferences pane is in a different language, but this isn’t much of a problem because it’s straightforward enough for anyone to figure out. All you need to do is paste the RSS link of your favorite news site in the text field, the respring the device, and your Notification Center will have a live RSS feed in it.

    In addition to setting your own news site, you will need to visit the Notifications preferences pane to enable the widget in Notification Center when you finish downloading it. You can perform the exact opposite action to disable the widget at any time. The widget works great with applications like Dashboard X and IntelliScreenX.

    Unfortunately it only lets you add one news site, but for a simple little RSS widget, you just can't beat the free price tag!

    Name: iRss Widget for Notification Center
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 5
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: andreamela
    Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Get an RSS Feed in Notification Center started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. bencjedi's Avatar
      bencjedi -
      Doesn't show up if you are using Wikillbackground. Bummer
    1. ColeTrex's Avatar
      ColeTrex -
      Works great!
    1. sobek305's Avatar
      sobek305 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bencjedi View Post
      Doesn't show up if you are using Wikillbackground. Bummer
      Rsswidget or feeds works just fine and its lockinfo compatable
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      There are much better rss widgets in cydia than these! there is the free rss widget for notifcation centre. If your looking for something even better and have money inteliscreenx (isx) is a lot better again then all of these widgets. The only downsides I see to these widgets is that they only allow one feed (with the exception of isx). I want to have multiple feeds with a seperate widget for each one on my homescreen...

      Also while we are on the subject of rss feeds if any developers are listening I would love to see an rss widget for siri and would definatly pay $1-$2 if any developers are reading this
    1. eightyk88's Avatar
      eightyk88 -
      What is the rss URL for modmyi?
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      Quote Originally Posted by eightyk88 View Post
      What is the rss URL for modmyi?
      This is what I found last night and used for my feed: http://www.modmyi.com/forums/external.php?forumids=4
    1. SkyGuy5's Avatar
      SkyGuy5 -
      If you don't use a good one it crashes a lot and actually freezes up the phone.
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      intellescreenX has this option for free.