Apple Has Hired Developer Of Popular Jailbreak App – MobileNotifier [Updated]

MobileNotifier

Last week, Peter Hajas – developer of jailbreak appMobileNotifier that aims to revamp iOS Push notification system surprised us by releasing the fifth beta version of MobileNotifier after announcing that he’ll be taking a break due to “other opportunities and priorities currently”.

This had led to speculations that Peter was joining Apple to work on iOS Push Notifications, which has been maligned for being intrusive and modal.

Last week, Peter had this to say in his blog post:

I can’t say why, but it’s worth it. Trust me. If you look around hard enough, you’ll probably figure it out.

I hope you guys understand, and I look forward to bringing you more awesome, great, free open source software in the future. Stay tuned for some amazing things!

If you absolutely must get in touch with me, send me an email.

Until then, stay hungry and stay foolish.

Redmond Pie speculated that he was joining Apple as the last sentence “stay hungry and stay foolish” was the famous way Steve Jobs ended his Stanford commencement speech in 2005.

Earlier today Redmond Pie discovered the following tweet that he had sent to one of his followers quite sometime back (and later deleted):

@brittaahh I’m glad you like it. I’ll see what I can do :) I will be back for a few weeks, then I’m off to work in CA at a “fruit” company.

The tweet seems to strongly suggest that he is joining Apple as there is just one “fruit” company in CA, unless he is trying to take us for a ride by dropping these Apple related hints.

If it’s the case then it is great to see Apple hire talented developers like Peter even though he was part of the jailbreak community.

By the way, if you haven’t seen Steve Jobs inspiring speech then check it out below, it’s a must watch.

Update:

MacRumors has posted the screenshot from Apple’s internal employee directory app, which reveals that Peter Hajas has indeed joined Apple and is working in the iOS apps and framework team.

You can checkout the demo video to see how MobileNotifier works: