Sparrow Push Cydia tweak brings push notifications to Sparrow for iOS

Newly released Sparrow app for iOS is simply awesome, but one thing that somewhat lessens it’s awesomeness is the lack of push notifications for new email. Due to Apple’s API policies, when not running the app does not fetches new email automatically like the native iOS mail app, instead users have to manually open the app in order to receive new emails. This is where Sparrow Push tweak for jailbroken devices comes in. Users who have jailbroken their iOS devices can simply go to Cydia and install Sparrow Push on their device, this will enable Sparrow app for iOS to fetch emails automatically, even if Sparrow does not support this functionality officially.

Sparrow Push tweak enables the same API that Apple uses in iOS’s stock mail app and is used by VoIP apps like Skype, so there won’t be any unusual battery drain.

Sparrow Push uses a very efficient implementation using the same APIs that VoIP apps like Skype use. Since there is an additional, permanent internet connection and Sparrow becomes active everytime there is activity in the email account, there will be a higher battery usage, but it should be comparable to what Apple Mail’s exchange push implementation is.

This tweak brings much needed push functionality to Sparrow for iOS. You can download Sparrow Push on your jailbroken iOS for free. It is available under BigBoss repo.

If your device is not jailbroken then try this solution [link].

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