WeeFacebook widget for iOS 5 Notification Center goes 2.0

WeeFacebook widget for iOS 5 Notification Center goes 2.0
If you don't know what WeeFacebook does, it is a 3rd party widget for the newfangled Notification Center that brings mobile Facebook to the pull-down notifications menu in Apple's latest iOS 5 version.

The ability to shrink or expand the notification widget, so as it doesn't take so much space in Notification Center's pull-down menu, is the main update in WeeFacebook 2.0.

Also, now you can tap "slide down" to fully expose your friends' feeds and updates, and then tap "slide up" to shrink it if your attention has to shift to other events or widgets happening in Notification Center, which a pretty clean idea.

Unfortunately, it is not yet available in Cydia, so you have to follow the step-by-step guide in the source link, if you want to install and use it with your iOS 5 beta.

Bear in mind, however, that these 3rd party widgets and other changes to Notification Center are popping up for jailbroken devices only, running the beta version of iOS 5, and are a product of enthusiasts' work, not endorsed in any way by Apple.

via RedmondPie

FEATURED VIDEO

8 Comments

1. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Android... Eeevery where you go! Lol! Okay, Gemini and Taco...let me have it! I deserve it for that one.

5. iwebdroidberry7

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Wait? I don't understand. Does Android do widgets like this?

6. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Nah, it looks like iOS will have a central location for all it's widgets, while with Android you can display a widget on any screen, and any part of the screen (great customization). Apple nor iPhone users were ever too impressed with widgets, but now it's going to be a part of iOS 5 with much fanfare.

7. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

apple took what android had and made it better, now android will do the same on its next big update...they'll just keep going back and forth until someone goes crazy lol

2. cheetah2k

Posts: 2223; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

This is awesome, but how long until Apple patents this and calls it their own invention??

3. ANDRO unregistered

Apple is increasingly looking more worried and pathetic by the week with sueing kids and any company with a better phone and now its own ios is transforming into a copy of android in a attempt not try the fall from the top. Too Late for that but its funny to see how android has surpassed it and now apple will try anything to catch up with pull down notication bars and now widgets and such. And by the way did you know that because ios has a pull down notification bar and widgets its changes everything again again again and even your fanboys nappies.

4. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Very nice, just wish this would be implemented on multi homescreens as shown here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B3uj-MAJx0&feature=player_embedded Also, isn't sliding down the notification bar, then hitting the "slide down" button about as efficient than just hitting the home button and opening the facebook app? How much time does this actually save? I would also argue that upon viewing these updates, you may want to send your buddy a facebook message, which would prompt you to open the app anyway.

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

This isn't anything like android??

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.