iOS 5 Notification Center Gets 3rd Party Widget From Cydia!

We knew this was coming. With iOS 5 now jailbroken via Redsn0w, some developers found that it is posibble to develop widgets for iOS 5.

Although Apple does not call these widgets, they do appear in the notification center as ticker bars just like the default weather and stocks app.

iSpazio reports the first fully functional iOS 5 widget has been released in Cydia, and it’s called UISettings.

The app provides shortcuts for a system respring, a WiFi and Bluetooth switch, as well as AirPlane mode and Brightness controls. The concept’s similar to the popular SBSettings tweak, though UISettings is limited to a handful of shortcuts and controls.

The widget can be downloaded from the developers’ beta repo (http://qwertyoruiop.com/beta), and a new version is already in the works. Let’s just hope an untethered jailbreak solution will be out soon and we can start adding customised widgets to the notification center!

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