by Dom Esposito
May 22, 2013
Badger is a new Cydia tweak that allows you to keep an eye on your notifications and quickly manage them from the home screen. If you happen to have a notification waiting for you, tap on the app badge or use one of the other activation methods to view it in a mini pop-up window. This little window will give you a glimpse of the notifications for that app, allow you to delete or dismiss them, and also reply to SMS or iMessages. It’s a very simple tweak, but it could be a great fit for an iPhone power user. Check out our video overview to see Badger in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBAowyOooVA
If you can’t see the above video, please click this link.Like I said, this is a very simple tweak. Almost too simple for the hype and anticipation built up prior to its release, but it does offer exactly what the developers set out to accomplish. Once installed, you’ll find some options tucked away within the Settings app. You have the ability to set up custom animations for when Badger’s window enters and exits the home screen, show contact photos for the Messages app, and configure activation methods. If you find yourself accidentally invoking Badger, the developers have also implemented the ability to disable this feature for specific apps. One thing I found to be a bit annoying is the message reply window. The text box for replying to a message is a bit too small and may cause you to accidentally miss the box and unintentionally close Badger's window. While Badger may not offer a lot of functionality, it’s still a high quality tweak and definitely has a ton of potential. Currently, Badger is available in the BigBoss repository for $0.99 and is compatible with all devices running iOS 5 or higher. Check it out and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments. For other great Cydia tweaks check out: Add A Flippin' Good App Icon Effect With IconFlip For Velox, Semi-Restore Allows You To Restore An iOS Device And Keep Your Jailbreak, and QuickGestures Puts Android Style Gestures In The Phone And Contacts App.