Companies like Nike are showing an extreme will to embrace the mobile landscape and bring forward the benefits of fitness to users around the world by using accessories like the FuelBand that wirelessly transmit captured data back to a dedicated app. General day-to-day activities can be recorded and turned into a fitness challenge. Nike themselves have just brought out a great update to the official FuelBand for iPhone app that introduces some new social sharing features, so it makes perfect sense that jailbroken users should also receive some Nike based love with the NikeNotification+ tweak.
NikeNotification+ can essentially be thought of as a fairly premium widget that makes itself at home when Notification Center is invoked on the device. I say that I would class it as a "premium" widget simply because it steps away from having a static functionality set and instead produces entirely live and dynamic content based on the information that is provided by the Nike+ Running or Nike+ FuelBand account that is associated with the tweak. Users with these accessories will undoubtedly use the official native apps but it’s always handy to be able to get instant access to the required information via Notification Center.
The widget itself is beautifully designed and is a fantastic addition to Notification Center. The main interface of the tweak displays the profile picture that is associated with the assigned Nike+ account as well as the name of the user and the standard Nike+ swoosh insignia. The top row of the widget displays the current NikeFuel points, the total distance covered in miles as well as the total time that has been spent on the current bout of activity. The second row of the package shows the average pace of the current run, the total number of calories burned as well as the users average heart rate if that information is currently available.
The whole thing looks and feels extremely well designed and has been polished to a very high standard. Nike is undoubtedly the king of the mobile fitness ecosystem at the moment and the NikeNotification+ tweak is a perfect accompaniment for jailbroken users.
NikeNotification+ is available as a $3.99 download from the ModMyi repository and requires a jailbroken device as well as an active Nike+ Running or FuelBand account.