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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. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by StevenB View Post
      Anyway...this would be good if I hadn't already purchased Haptic Pro a year or more back.
      HapticPro is the superior tweak . You made the right choice.
    1. buddyfunlove's Avatar
      buddyfunlove -
      To touch base on the android comment. I am a fan of android and iPhone...I like technology and hold no allegiance to one brand or another.

      That said, most android devices(except the most recent duel and quad core) lag a bit when enabling heptic feedback. The iPhone does not. This mod skips some and missed the first press almost every time. Hepticpro does not.
    1. dajanksta's Avatar
      dajanksta -
      I can't find this in the repo or any other for that matter. I see haptic pro though.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by dajanksta View Post
      I can't find this in the repo or any other for that matter. I see haptic pro though.
      It appears to have been pulled.