Although a large portion of us carry around more than one mobile device that is always beeping, ringing or displaying a notification informing you that someone has just poked you on Facebook, and there are a lot of moments when you just wish your device could just keep quite. With every installed app seeming to have some kind of notification ability built into it, it can sometimes be tough to just relax without the iPhone or iPad prompting you to read something.
The NotiQuiet tweak by Ad@m can be seen as a simple and effective resolution to this issue. Turning off push notifications on the device isn’t exactly a difficult thing to do, in fact, with a dedicated ‘Notifications’ section within the native Settings app, it has never actually been easier to manage those alerts. However, in some instances it isn’t a black and white case of just turning notifications on or off, and some people wish to control when they are received.
The main purpose of NotiQuiet is to allow users to disable push notifications on the device while specific apps are running. After installation, iNotQuiet doesn’t place any additional icons on the device’s home screen but does come with its own preferences panel within the Settings application which is where all of the magic happens. Post installation, users can first and foremost choose whether or not the tweak should be enabled, a feature that I believe is vital for Mobile Substrate tweaks.
The only other option that comes with the package is the ability to choose the apps that will render the push notifications disabled when they are running. Selecting this option populates a standard iOS table view with a list of system and user-installed apps and is then simply a case of toggling them on or off. For me personally, turning notifications off when the YouTube or Video apps are active works a treat for those moments when I just want to watch some media without being interrupted.
NotiQuiet is available as a free of charge download from the ModMyi repository and requires iOS 5 or above.