GriP, a new notification system based on the well-known Prowl, has been released in Cydia, the alternative jailbreak app-store.
It hasn ‘t been updated for several months, but now it ‘s back and it looks promising. Is it the new rival of Elert?
GriP provides an alternative to pop-ups, making push notifications easier to read and more eye-candy. All the notifications are shown in the top-right, covering a small portion of the springboard.
Settings are located in the Settings app. You can actually modify the position of the notifications, the theme and have a preview of them. You can also decide which colour apply to every type of alert making some of them easily capture your attention, or change the time an alert is shown.
Whenever an alert is shown on the springboard you have two options: you can access the app that sends the notification by tapping on the alert or you can close it by tapping on the X. Moreover, you can change the default text of the alerts as you prefer.
GriP is also shipped with a nice memory control management which, if enabled, turns the app off if the free memory is less than a critical value.
I’ve been testing it for some hours and I find it really cool. It doesn’t occupy too much memory, it doesn’t suck the battery and it’s a nice alternative to the pop-ups, which I personally find annoying. My suggestion is to try it, as long as it is free. At least you can remove it, and you’ll only have spent some time playing with it, not real money.
To try it, look for it in the iSpazio repository, or add http://ispaziorepository.com in the Sources menu in Cydia .