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Apple hires the developer of MobileNotifier app; future versions of iOS could benefit

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Apple hires the developer of MobileNotifier app; future versions of iOS could benefit
MobileNotifier is an app for the Apple iPhone that offers, "iOS notifications done right". It is similar to the notifications bar on the BlackBerry 6 OS. The lead developer of the app, Peter Hajas, has seemingly been hired by Apple. Obviously, the guys in Cupertino are planning to incorporate a similar style of notification system in an upcoming iOS build.

Hajas recently announced that he was taking a break from MobileNotifier for awhile. When pressed for a reason, he simply retorted that it would be worth it for him to leave, saying that, "if you look around hard enough, you'll probably figure it out." He then signed the post, "Until then, stay hungry and stay foolish", which is a comment made by Apple CEO Steve Jobs during his 2005 commencement speech at Stanford.

Perhaps the best clue was a tweet written by Hajas that was discovered by Redmond Pie. It says, "@brittaahh I’m glad you like it! I’ll see what I can do :) I will be back for a few weeks, then I’m off to work in CA at a “fruit” company." Unless there are some new tech companies named Grapes or Banana in California, it is safe to assume that Hajas will be toiling for Apple. On a list of employers, he names Apple as his place of employment as an intern from May of 2011 to present. Why an intern position? It is said to be how things work at Cupertino with new hires given that title until it is seen how they mesh with current employees before given the key to the bathroom.

source: MobileCrunch

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posted on 04 Jun 2011, 12:04

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

could this mean that the new notification system may become available on iOS6 instead of iOS5? and that iOS5 may not receive so many changes?

also why is the LG gelato on this topic?

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 12:28 1

2. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

IT appears that way but he's been working with Apple longer than he's been working for them. Could be v.5 but I'll wager with you and say IOS 6.
Furthermore, why is the LG gelato a related phone?

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 12:51

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

if they plan on adding a more polished version of his app they iOS5 may come with it on announcement.... but if they hired him to help add the idea to iOS is either coming on an update latter, something like version 5.1 or 5.2 maybe but my bet ison that it may be iOS6 that's going to use the feature... but will tell soon enough

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 12:32 3

3. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Huh. Interesting. Well, WDCC is only two days away now. I have Monday off, so I'll probably be keeping a relatively close eye on the shenanigans there.

Come on out, Taco. I know you're there.

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 12:49

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

The 'official' word from Apple is that iOS 5 will have a re-worked notification function. I suspect more than one developer has been working on the re-worked notification function. Magic 8 Ball says Hajas is part of a team of developers working (re-working?) on a revised notification function for iOS v. 5.

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 17:05

6. AppleFUD (unregistered)

Sad that Apple doesn't have enough brain power within the company to produce decent notifications. . .. pathetic!

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 20:48

8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Meh. When Apple released iOS, what they offered at the time was the only game in town. Google came along and said 'we can do that better', and the rest is history. For a while, upgrading notifications wasn't as high a priority as it has now become. Squeaky wheel gets the grease and whatnot.

Now it is time to pay attention to the iOS notifications function. It will be interesting to see what the team at Apple has come up with. 2 more days to go. Actually, more like 1 1/2 day.... :-)

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 02:07

11. Dude (unregistered)

No, it wasn't the first... there was Window Mobile and Symbian.

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 21:22

9. hmmm (unregistered)

So does this mean that Blackberry can sue Apple for hiring someone from Blackberry using their ideas. Apple seems to think its ok to sue Sammy for the same type of thing. IDK... maybe I have this all wrong. Maybe its only ok for Apple to sue everyone for everything.

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 23:59

10. ok then (unregistered)

until iphone comes out with widgets and facebook notifications like in the video, i don't think that it makes a difference

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