I attend RPI for my Computer Science education, and one of the awesome programs they have here is called RCOS. RCOS, or the Rensselaer Center for Open Source Software, allows students to work on open source software while they're at RPI. This is an amazing opportunity, and I thank the sponsor of the program, Sean O' Sullivan, and the faculty coordinator, Dr. Krishnamoorthy for their efforts.

I'm participating in this program this semester, and I'm working on something quite near and dear to the hearts of many iOS users. I'll be working on a new notification system for iOS. It's my goal to make something much better than the current modal and interrupting notifications that iOS uses. Due to how intimately I hook into iOS, MobileNotifier requires the device to be jailbroken.

MobileNotifier, iOS Notifications done right. Like 2010 right.

The current UI isn't pretty, but it does work for SMS and MMS messages. It's just a proof of concept UI while I iron out the innards of the application.

If you'd like to check out the source, it's on GitHub.

A mockup I've done in Photoshop for these new notifications:

Initial mockup of MobileNotifier

I'm giving a presentation on this on Friday, and I'll be sure to post the slides (and maybe the video!) when I get a chance.

Again, the source for this project is on GitHub. Fork it, branch it, merge it. And anything else in that one Daft Punk song.

I look forward to updating you all on the status of MobileNotifier!

Also, don't think I've forgotten about padBoard! I have a lot of big plans for padBoard 2.0 which I'll be outlining in the coming days. It's a good time to be excited!