PocketNotify: Check your iPhone for Notifications without taking out of Pocket

With so many applications on our phone like Facebook, Whatsapp, Messenger and email services, it is likely that we get a notification every now and then. I tend to receive lot of notifications frequently but since I have an Android phone with a LED blinker I can know if I have one or not. Whereas iPhone on the other hand don’t have such notification LED, so in case you missed a notification you would have to manually check if you have it or not.

Here is an app called as PocketNotify using which you can find out if your iPhone have a notification or not and that too without even taking out of pocket. With this app you don’t need to keep checking the phone every now and then to see if you have missed a notification or not.


All you have to do is just install the app and enable the Activator Control that is set up some gesture to determine the status. Since PocketNotify is a gesture controlled app, you should set up some gesture that can let you know if you have a notification or not.


Here is how PocketNotify works, when you perform the gesture even when your phone is in your pocket, it will vibrate if you have a notification and in case you don’t have any, then nothing will happen at all. You don’t even need to worry about the phone being silent as this works even in the silent mode.

It is advisable to setup some gesture which can be easily detected by your phone, and say if you put your phone in a cover, any screen gesture will not be detected. So set up some hardware gesture like pressing the Sleep button or simultaneously pressing the volume buttons.

PocketNotify is supported on iOS 5 or later and is available in the BigBoss repo for $0.99. I can’t say if the cost is worth the app, but if you like it and feels useful your yourself, then you can search the Cydia store for it.

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