by Dom Esposito
February 13, 2014
It's very frustrating that Apple overlooks some of the smallest details in iOS, but is spot on with precision design and innovation. For example, the Messages app can be very annoying at times. Unless you receive a new message, you'll always be taken to the last conversation you were viewing when launching the app. Like I mentioned, if you have a new message come in, launching the app will take you out to the conversation list, but outside of that, it always defaults to your last conversation. Luckily, we have Cydia tweaks to fill in some of the gaps found in iOS 7. MessagePopper is a new tweak that will avoid the annoyance mentioned above. Once installed, the Messages app is instantly fixed. Each time you launch the app, you'll be taken to the conversation list. It's as simple as that. No options to configure and nothing else to worry about. In my opinion, this is how the Messages app should function. Maybe this issue is being blown out of proportion, but at least MessagePopper's developer feels the same way as myself. Sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest difference. MessagePopper should be a standard feature in iOS 7. If we're lucky, we'll see something like this in iOS 9. Currently, MessagePopper is available for free in the BigBoss repository.