is a popular Siri-enhancing jailbreak tweak by iOS developer John Coates
(the same developer that brought us Flex
) that was released one year ago; it gave Siri a lot of powerful features, including the ability to use third-party navigation applications to find directions, the ability to play music from Spotify rather than the stock Music application, and the ability to launch applications under aliases rather than by name.
AssistantLove has received a major update Sunday afternoon with support for the iPhone 5. iOS 6.1 support was added in the previous update, however the tweak didn’t have iPhone 5 support until today.
The update also carries with it integration with Grooveshark, an alternative music application to Spotify and the stock Music application. So now, if you have Grooveshark installed on your iOS device (available in Cydia), you can use Siri to play music through Grooveshark with AssistantLove.
In addition, Google’s popular Google Maps
application has been integrated into AssistantLove, so you can get directions through Google Maps without having to mention “transit
,” in your sentences just like you were asking Siri to provide directions through Apple's Maps application. AssistantLove also supports other popular mapping applications, such as Motion-X, Waze, TomTom, and Navigon.
Another useful feature of AssistantLove is that you can use Siri to toggle system services, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, mono-audio, and flashlight:
AssistantLove will also let you set aliases for applications so you can say something like "Launch the cool Maps application," rather than "Launch Google Maps." This is a pretty neat feature and can be configured from the Settings application with the rest of AssistantLove's preferences:
The developer is working on many other features for the future, including support for toggling LTE on and off. You can also suggest features by using the “Feature Requests” button in the AssistantLove preferences pane.
If you’re looking to beef up Siri’s usefulness, AssistantLove is a wonderful place to start. The tweak is only $1.99 from the BigBoss repository, and existing owners can download Sunday’s update absolutely free. Check it out!