While BlackBerry 10 may not been the rousing success to keep the Blackberry boat afloat, it definitely had its good points. For one, we actually liked how the device used gestures in the UI and several features such as Peek, Glance etc were pretty useful. BlackBerry 10 definitely handled notifications much better than either iOS or Windows Phone does. Notifications in fact have been the achilles heel of iOS for a while now. Although Apple did make some drastic changes in iOS 7, we still find ourselves a bit lost in the Notification Center. However, thanks to the ever active Cydia community, we now have a tweak that would bring the best of BlackBerry 10 to an iPhone running iOS 7.
Priority hub is a very interesting Cydia Tweak that primarily brings the BB 10 flavor to your iPhone lockscreen making the notifications on your iPhone a bit more contextually relevant and easy to handle. For example, at the moment, there is no way you can dismiss a notification on your iPhone without unlocking it. This is where Priority hub really shines through.
The Cydia tweak adds small icon sets to your lockscreen as and when you receive notifications from a particular app. If you have received repeated notifications, you will see a number stating the number of notifications. For example, if you have received 2 text messages, you will see the icon of the Text Message app with the number 2 written right beneath it. If you have notifications from multiple applications, you simply need to tap on the app icon which would then show you the notification in detail beneath. Tap on the app again and the details disappear leaving behind just the number and app icon. To completely dismiss the notification, you will have to hold the app icon and drag it down, this is when you will see an ‘X’ symbol which if you click will dismiss the notification from that app.
The tweak sadly does not have too many customizations, but it does allow you to select which area of the lockscreen do you wish your notifications to appear. You can choose bottom or top. For the apps to be visible in the tweak, you obviously have to ensure that the apps have required permissions to be seen in Notification Center. The tweak is available for free to download in BigBoss Repo. So, once you have the repo on your device, you simply need to search and install the Cydia tweak to get started.
Screenshots via: iMore