Apple Hires MobileNotifier Developer for iOS 5 Notification System
Last week, iPhoneinCanada reported that they had reason to believe that mobile developer Peter Hajas has started working for Apple. Hajas is getting attention from media all over the web, because it is believed that he is now working for Apple on iOS 5 notification system. He developed a popular jailbreak notification add-on for iOS available in cydia App Store called MobileNotifier.
Peter Hajas did not formally reveal that he would be working for Apple but did say on his blog that he would be leaving MobileNotifier for a short period of time. RedmondPie also revealed that Hajas posted a tweet on Twitter, where he allegedly said that he was going to work in California for a “fruit” company. Apple is expected to revamp of the notification system in iOS 5 as well as other changes in the next gen software update.
With the release of iOS 3 and 4, Apple continued to improve the stability and features within their mobile software, but failed to create a notification system that truly delivered. A report from this past February indicated that Apple had hired an unnamed developer to revamp the notification system in iOS 5.
According to a screenshot of Apple’s internal employee directory app Peter Hajas is working with Apple, which means that the notifications in iOS 5 could be drastically changed, possibly retaining the same look and style as Hajas’ original design with a few minor tweaks.