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  • 'Haptic Keyboard' Makes Your iPhone Vibrate Slightly When You Type


    For those of you that like the idea of having your iPhone vibrate slightly when you type on the keyboard as a type of haptic feedback, check out a new free jailbreak tweak called Haptic Keyboard by iOS developer SuperDev. The tweak makes it so that when you tap on keys on the keyboard, the iPhone’s vibrator will buzz ever so slightly to make it feel like you’re using more than a touch screen.

    The vibrating is very light, however due to the nature of using the iPhone’s vibrator for long periods of time, the tweak can reduce battery life if you type a lot. The vibrating takes place in every application that you can pull up a keyboard in.

    iOS developer Ryan Petrich has a similar tweak called HapticPro, which is paid. HapticPro does a lot more than Haptic Keyboard does, such as allowing you to set the vibration duration and choosing the elements in iOS that will cause the vibrating besides the keyboard (such as pressing buttons, Calculator keys, launching applications, etc.).

    Haptic Keyboard seems to have a very random vibration duration, as each time we tapped a key on the keyboard, the vibration might have been stronger or weaker each time. When compared to Ryan Petrich's tweak, HapticPro seems to handle durations a lot better than Haptic Keyboard does.

    Haptic Keyboard, even though a little random at times, still works well. It has no options to configure and the only way to stop the vibrating is to uninstall the tweak from Cydia. Haptic Keyboard requires an iPhone, as the iPod touch and iPad do not have vibrators. You can grab the tweak in Cydia's BigBoss repository right now.

    Name: Haptic Keyboard
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0-3
    Requirements: iPhone
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: SuperDev
    Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Haptic Keyboard' Makes Your iPhone Vibrate Slightly When You Type started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. mrwilson1992's Avatar
      mrwilson1992 -
      I tried the tweak, I do like how it vibrates every other keystroke, but it would be better if you could set the vibration (+,-) for confirmation of the the vibration and turn on and off vs. needing to go into cydia and uninstall it! I tried Hapticpro, and I like that tweak better. So DON't get me wrong, This is a nice tweak, BUT it could have so much more user flexibility and more options like hapticpro has to offer
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      Don't like it much,haptic pro is better
    1. GrumpySod's Avatar
      GrumpySod -
      It's ok, works well
    1. Colby21's Avatar
      Colby21 -
      This didn't work on my iphone 5, iOS6.1
    1. slayorktc's Avatar
      slayorktc -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jj2345 View Post
      Don't like it much,haptic pro is better
      Can you explain why? Besides not having the option in settings to turn on and off the tweak...
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      I love it! It feels smooths while typing & it's FREE! Thanks for this

      iPhone 5 iOS 6.1
    1. buddyfunlove's Avatar
      buddyfunlove -
      Quote Originally Posted by slayorktc View Post
      Can you explain why? Besides not having the option in settings to turn on and off the tweak...
      Hepaticpro offers this many more settings. From how the vibration responds...to what vibrates (keyboard, button selection, links) and then the strength of the vibration.

      That said the default offering of this ap is nice but not as responsive as hepticpro.
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      This will drain the battery real fast for sure if you are texting for a while.
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by slayorktc View Post
      Can you explain why? Besides not having the option in settings to turn on and off the tweak...
      It doesn't vibrate each time I push a button,it does it at randomly
    1. yeebro's Avatar
      yeebro -
      Can anyone tell me if it drains battery?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by yeebro View Post
      Can anyone tell me if it drains battery?
      It only drains battery if you type a lot.

      It takes battery juice to keep that vibrator a' vibratin'.

      If you're not typing, the vibrator isn't vibrating. So, it won't use battery if you're not typing.
    1. WithinTemptationFan's Avatar
      WithinTemptationFan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      It takes battery juice to keep that vibrator a' vibratin'.
      Lmao..that sounded kinda funny when I reread it.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Quote Originally Posted by WithinTemptationFan View Post
      Lmao..that sounded kinda funny when I reread it.
      He he
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Yaaaaaay more stock Android for your iPhones.
    1. BIG BUFF's Avatar
      BIG BUFF -
      Does Not Work For Me
    1. DarkXess's Avatar
      DarkXess -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      Yaaaaaay more stock Android for your iPhones.
      Android fan... peddle off to Android corner!

      About the App: working fine for me, iPhone 5 iOS 6.1
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      It only drains battery if you type a lot.

      It takes battery juice to keep that vibrator a' vibratin'.

      If you're not typing, the vibrator isn't vibrating. So, it won't use battery if you're not typing.
      I guess there just wasn't a better way to relay what you were needing to say...

      Regardless of how you composed your comment, it was gonna turn out filthy!!! LOL!
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      I guess there just wasn't a better way to relay what you were needing to say...

      Regardless of how you composed your comment, it was gonna turn out filthy!!! LOL!
      lol
    1. micaiah12's Avatar
      micaiah12 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkXess View Post
      Android fan... peddle off to Android corner!

      About the App: working fine for me, iPhone 5 iOS 6.1
      +1!
    1. StevenB's Avatar
      StevenB -
      Please ignore the fandroid troll because as usual it works much better on an iPhone.

      Anyway...this would be good if I hadn't already purchased Haptic Pro a year or more back.