iPhone Sparrow+

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by cyclone84, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. los318 macrumors 6502

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    i tried it. There seems to be a push notification bug right now. The default mail option works as advertised. Just read the release notes. The Dev tweeted not to long ago that he is aware of the push bug and will have an update out within a few days, if not sooner.
     
  2. Chocolatemilty macrumors 6502a

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    Great to know. I use and rely on Sparrow Push mightily, so this seems like the next evolutionary step in making Sparrow the best alternative to Mail on iOS.

    A few questions, though:

    Even with the push notification bug, once it's fixed will Sparrow+ effectively render Sparrow Push unnecessary, as it adds the exact same functionality? Also, does Sparrow+ add banners notifications with iOS 5 or is it still just an audio notification?
     
  3. parrot5 macrumors 6502

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    Yes there is banner notification. Even thought push is broken right now, you can test it by immediately quitting Sparrow once it starts checking for mail. You will see the banner outside of Sparrow (if you indeed have new mail).
     
  4. HickDead macrumors 6502a

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    I've also noticed that it's not working with LockInfo yet. Any news/info regarding this?

    I really hope the developer fixes this ASAP because Sparrow is way better than the stock mail app (especially if you have a Gmail acct).
     
  5. parrot5 macrumors 6502

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    There is a temporary update right now that uses Sparrow Push for pushing. So no notification center integration yet. Developer's tweeter says probably all will be fixed in a day.
     
  6. sh0ebox macrumors member

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    Cydia won't let me update Sparrow+. When I click to update I get the following error:

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    Anyone else running into this issue? I've tried uninstalling and re-installing Sparrow+, I tried downloading Sparrow Push first, uninstalling/reinstalling all of the above, and still no luck.
     
  7. HickDead macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand how the "push" feature in Sparrow+ worked for Jeff in his video yet when I (and others) installed it, push did not work. Very strange.

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    Same here. I just un-installed Sparrow+ for now until the developer fixes the bug(s) and gets this damn tweak straightened out.
     
  8. los318 macrumors 6502

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    The dev released a working version late Saturday night. It's working with a dependency on Sparrow Push. I believe the dev said he was going to issue another update tomorrow, Sunday, with everything incorporated including Banners and NC support. I'd just wait till that release unless you really need it.

    I know Stimpy5050 had asked for some info from the Sparrow folks and I think they have worked together some. After that though, i've seen nothing on Twitter from either. I'd think there would be something in LI's next beta.
     
  9. HiDEF macrumors 68000

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    Does Sparrow push and Sparrow+ drain battery? Has anyone noticed?
     
  10. HickDead macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering the same thing. I've been using Sparrow+ (along with Sparrow Push) for as few days now so it's still too early to tell if it's having any effect on the battery.

    However I can confirm that my battery life has improved since removing the stock email app account and disabling its "push" feature.

    All I need now is LockInfo support/plug-in for Sparrow then I will be all set. Hopefully that will be very soon.
     
  11. los318 macrumors 6502

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    I cant say I've noticed any more battery drain with Sparrow+ installed. This morning about 6am Sparrow+ has an update combining it with SparrowPush and includes banners and NC support. So you can see it on the lockscreen now. Mailsheets are not working in 100% of the places yet but for what I do its enough for me. I was wondering about the Lockinfo Support also. You'll have to add his repo to get the updated Sparrow+ : freemanrepo.com/repo
     
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  13. los318 macrumors 6502

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    No Problem.
     
  14. jredecop, May 4, 2012
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    Am I doing something wrong? Push neither banners is working for me.

    NM, works now.
     
  15. HickDead macrumors 6502a

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    The "Push" in the latest Sparrow+ update is really hit-or-miss.

    Sometimes it works (within a minute of actual email delivery time)......sometimes it's within 5-10 minutes.....and sometimes it NEVER pushes.

    Very inconsistent. Hopefully with future releases/updates, this tweak will be fine-tuned and optimized.

    Also the "Hide Default Mail" toggle in Sparrow+ settings does not work.

    Lastly, LockInfo support is needed ASAP! Anyone know if any beta release(s) of LockInfo currently offers a Sparrow plug-in?
     
  16. los318 macrumors 6502

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    I can say the Hide Mail.app toggle isn't working at the moment. The toggle is there but the code is not there yet. I can say that my experience that it's about 90% percent automatic on pushes. Which is more then enough for me.
     
  17. HickDead macrumors 6502a

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    Are the emails pushing for you immediately or within several minutes?
     
  18. los318 macrumors 6502

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    Oh one thing the Dev did say was to open Sparrow after a reboot or Respring to make sure the connection starts. Not sure if it was more of a suggestion or better to do type situation. Hope that helps some.
     
  19. los318 macrumors 6502

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    They have been as of today and yesterday. Either immediate or within about 10 mins.
     
  20. HickDead macrumors 6502a

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    I Appreciate all your help and information you provided in this thread. Thank you.
     
  21. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    Thanks a lot, man. I was searching everywhere for an answer as to why I was not getting notifications from Sparrow+ and why the badge wouldn't update if I deleted messages from anywhere other than the Sparrow iPhone app. Now it all works perfectly.
     
  22. los318 macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad i could help. I know how difficult it can be do deal with tweaks sometimes.
     
  23. HickDead macrumors 6502a

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    I've had about a week to monitor Sparrow+ and the effects it has on my 4S battery. In my experience, it definitely drains the battery quicker than the stock mail app.

    Usually I would lose 1-2% overnight with the stock mail app (set to push). With Sparrow (using the Sparrow+ "push" tweak)......I am losing between 8-9% overnight. It's somewhat of a significant difference.

    I love the Sparrow mail app too much to ever go back to the default/stock mail app. However for now, I have uninstalled the Sparrow+ tweak and I will re-install it once again once LockInfo support is finally made available for Sparrow.

    Because for my needs, I require the Sparrow "push" service mainly for my lock screen. Hopefully the LockInfo developer is working on this and plans to release it ASAP.
     
  24. los318 macrumors 6502

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    If anyone has had issues with Sparrow+ the Dev asked to report any issues to him on twitter: @FreeManRepo so he can debug it further. Thanks!
     

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