Way back in February of this year, we told you about new tweak coming to Cydia, that would finally bring push notifications to Cydia, letting us know that updates are available. The developer, Ryan Petrich, has released a beta version of the tweak, under the name “Curiosa”. The Harry Potter-esque name is different from the old name, CydiaBulletin.
Curiosa is fully integrated into iOS 5 and up. Just like any other app that supports notifications, you can customize how you receive your notifications, in settings. Right in the Notifications Center settings, as well as Curiosa’s own settings. When a new update is available in Cydia, you can get a banner alert, and view to alert in the notifications center pull down. The Curiosa settings allow you to set how often you want to automatically check for updates, or you can manually refresh with your choice of Activator events. There is also a toggle to require WiFi, or not. There is a great feature that allows you to get updates for Cydia packages that you don’t even have installed. Just add keywords in the settings, and Curiosa will let you know when there have been changes to those packages.
The Curiosa tweak is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, but is only available for iOS 5 and up. If you want to try out the beta, you can get it from Ryan Petrich’s personal repository: http://rpetri.ch/repo. It is free, while in beta. No word if the full release will cost anything, but might as well grab it while you can.