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05-07-2012, 03:55 PM #1
[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
Requirements: iOS 5
Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5
05-07-2012, 04:01 PM #2
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05-07-2012, 04:21 PM #3
It's tweaks like this that make my day. Simple, sleek, and well done! Kudos to the dev!
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05-07-2012, 06:37 PM #5
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05-07-2012, 09:16 PM #6
Or you could just use the SBSettings drop down window for all this information without installing anything extra. *shrug*
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05-08-2012, 07:59 AM #10
this tweak must of not worked for me because I don't see anything new in my notification.
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05-08-2012, 09:37 AM #12
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.
Last edited by Fofer; 05-09-2012 at 09:39 AM.
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05-09-2012, 09:52 AM #18
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.
05-09-2012, 09:57 AM #19
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.
05-09-2012, 10:00 AM #20
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.