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  • 'Wake Info' Makes Your Device Spew Useful Information When You Dismiss an Alarm


    Rather than just having your iOS device wake you up from sleeping, why not have your iOS device wake you up from sleeping and then say something useful when you acknowledge the alarm? A new free jailbreak tweak called Wake Info by iOS developer merdok makes your iOS device tell you all kinds of information after you dismiss or snooze an alarm. The tweak can have the device speak any the following information to you that you want when you dismiss or snooze an alarm:


    • The temperature of your current location
    • The status of your battery
    • The events you have scheduled for the day (Calendar)
    • The unread e-mails you have
    • The missed calls you have
    • The unread text messages you have
    • The date and time
    • The city you're in
    • A custom message of your choice


    Apart from allowing you to have the device tell you all kinds of information, you can also have a separate speech setting for snoozing the alarm than what the device would say if you dismissed the alarm. This is useful, because we usually use the snooze feature when we are acknowledge the alarm, but aren't quite ready to get up yet, while we use the dismiss feature as soon as we are ready to wake up.

    The tweak can also put badges on the Clock application icon to indicate how many active alarms you have, and when the tweak gives you information about your iOS device after dismissing or snoozing an alarm, the device can display the information being spoken via banner notification just like shown above. All of the tweak's settings can be configured from the Wake Info preferences pane in the Settings application:



    Users will be able to enable and disable the tweak on demand, as well as enable or disable banner notifications and enable or disable showing a badge on the clock application for the number of active alarms. After choosing the tweak’s features, the user can then configure what the device will say when they snooze an alarm, and what the device will say when they dismiss an alarm – these are two separate functions and therefore have two separate speech panes. You can make them say the same thing, or something different. Lastly, the user can adjust the speech volume, and the language.

    In a way, the tweak is very similar to another tweak by the same developer called Awake Speech, however rather than just writing a message that the device will speak when you dismiss or snooze an alarm, Wake Info can actually tell you information about your device, which is completely customizable. To us, Wake Info is a much more useful tweak than Awake Speech.

    Wake Info is currently free in Cydia right now, so if you also think it will be useful for you, you can grab it and give it a try!

    Name: Wake Info
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0.0
    Requirements: iOS 5+
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: merdok
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Wake Info' Makes Your Device Spew Useful Information When You Dismiss an Alarm started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. HuskerDu's Avatar
      HuskerDu -
      means that AwakeSpeech is discontinued and have to unistalled it in order to use this one? (which is more useful!! )
    1. IChi1d's Avatar
      IChi1d -
      Aww dam, this is what im looking for the wakeful jb
    1. Mmbayed's Avatar
      Mmbayed -
      What this thing is awesome!
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      Wonder if he can code in what time we want this to go off after.

      I have 4 alarms I use to get up and only want this going off after the last one.

      Also, I set alarms for work and don't want it going off after those.

      *** ISSUES ***

      It's announcing the date/time fine, but just says "no" "no" after for temp and battery. I'm thinking the syntax that's already typed in is wrong. *shrugs*

      A reboot didn't fix it. And it has the announcement when I snooze, but I have nothing set for those.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Awesome just need to work out how to get the temp working
    1. the_peripheral's Avatar
      the_peripheral -
      My temp works but only in Celsius
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Got it working just need the Jarvis voice now
    1. a_lunatic's Avatar
      a_lunatic -
      Had to remove this as it seems to have a memory leak for me.
    1. gabrielgabi78's Avatar
      gabrielgabi78 -
      how did u fix the temp? my temp is not working... with respect gabriel!
    1. robrockit's Avatar
      robrockit -
      I think the default messages for the bottom 2 lines have a space in front of them that is causing the bug where you hear Siri saying "null" , "null". Just delete this space and it seems to work fine now.
    1. gabrielgabi78's Avatar
      gabrielgabi78 -
      it still sez nul nul... can u please sho me a example? thanks!
    1. samlimster's Avatar
      samlimster -
      Oddly, my temp doesn't work either. I entered the text "The Temperature in %%CITY%% is %%TEMP%%" but the voice reads:
      "The temperature in null is deg C" and the banner displays "The Temperature in is --C"

      I'm not sure where the app is looking for temperature information, but for some reason, it's not able to find it on my phone. Otherwise, this is a pretty awesome app!

      Sam.
    1. robrockit's Avatar
      robrockit -
      I noticed that when I tried to access the iOS weather app it was crashing. Assuming that is where it is pulling temp from. I did a hard restart and am now getting temps displayed and announced in Fahrenheit.
    1. gabrielgabi78's Avatar
      gabrielgabi78 -
      for me is not working... it still sez nul please help...
    1. epiticus1's Avatar
      epiticus1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by gabrielgabi78 View Post
      for me is not working... it still sez nul please help...
      All I did was simply erase and retype what was listed in the original space Like "Today is %%DATE%%..." and once the alarm went off everything worked as it should. Try that and maybe it will work for you.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      worked perfectly for me right out of the box. nice tweak.
    1. IChi1d's Avatar
      IChi1d -
      Thanks that worked.
    1. gabrielgabi78's Avatar
      gabrielgabi78 -
      stil not working for me...
    1. a_lunatic's Avatar
      a_lunatic -
      I gave the new version another shot & had issues in the dismiss & snooze messages mixed up as dismissing an alarm will say what was stated in the snooze section & after changing them it works as it should but it has still got a memory leak.
    1. signori's Avatar
      signori -
      I love Wake Info. I set it up to tell me the current time, city temp, if I have any missed calls, new emails and texts.