Mon. Nov 29th, 2021

Apple Is Planning To Allow Development of Third Party Widgets In iOS 5

Few hours ago we have reported that Apple wins the patent of iPhone multi-touch interference, in the patent of the multi-touch interference; it seems that Apple will allow development of third party widgets for iOS Notification center in iOS 5. In the past few weeks, when the iOS 5 first jailbreak was released we have seen many jailbreak tweak developers are creating widgets for iOS 5 notification center, many people interacted to the widgets of iOS 5 notification center and doing jailbreak of their iOS 5 device, because Apple has not yet announced any approved method for developers to create and distribute third party widgets. In the patent file, it clearly suggested about the “Widget Creator Module”.

Folks over RazorianFly has described it in details:

But, as noted by reader Isaac, there was something else in the patent — something which was hidden in plain sight. As seen above, Apple specifically mentions “User-Created Widget(s)” as well as something called the“Widget Creator Module”. Third-party widget creation with iOS 5, (in its currently form), is simply not possible. Users are required to remove restrictions by way of jailbreaking before this functionality become available. However, in Apple’s market-blowing patent which it was granted earlier today, the firm describes the possible user-creation of such widgets, which could, (theoretically), run on devices such as the iPhone, and iPad.

On the introduction of two stock widgets for iOS notification center in iOS 5, we got confirmation from jailbreak devs that it is possible to create third party widgets for iOS notification system and after it we have seen number of different widgets tweak, which were specially designed for iOS b1.