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  • 'Predicter' Notifies You When Someone Starts Typing an iMessage, Clears What They Type


    Have you ever wanted to be notified when someone starts writing an iMessage to you, or when the sender clears their iMessage text field? A new free jailbreak tweak called Predicter by iOS developer Itay Brenner will do just that.

    According to the developer, the tweak can come in handy when you think you might have a secret or shy admirer. When the person begins typing an iMessage to you, you will receive a banner notification that says they have started typing (it shows their name too). If they’re shy, and they decide to clear their text field before sending you a message, the tweak will send you yet another banner notification that tells you they’ve cleared the text field.

    Of course, with this functionality, you can see when everyone - not just your secret admirer - starts typing to you or decides to retract their statement... if they're using iMessage.

    The tweak uses information from Apple's iMessage servers to notify you of these events, so it won’t work with SMS. The developer warns that because Apple's iMessage servers do not always notify iOS devices when a person begins typing an iMessage or clears it entirely, the tweak won’t work 100% of the time, but it will notify you whenever Apple's iMessage servers push information to the iOS device you have Predicter installed on.

    The concept behind the tweak is pretty nifty. Predicter works on both iOS 5 and iOS 6.

    Name: Predicter
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.1-1
    Requirements: iOS 5+
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Itay Brenner
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Predicter' Notifies You When Someone Starts Writing an iMessage, Clears What They Type started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      This is the perfect tweak for those of you who aren't patient enough to wait 10 seconds for the actual message to be sent.
    1. Shigoroku's Avatar
      Shigoroku -
      I tried the tweak and, so far, it has not worked. I am rebooting my phone now...
    1. Shigoroku's Avatar
      Shigoroku -
      Works after reboot. The notifications are a bit too large and they show the contact's picture as if it was sent by MMS. I'm gonna tweak it to be banner-only (no Notification center, no sounds, no lock screen).
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      Quote Originally Posted by auzambo View Post
      this is the perfect tweak for those of you who aren't patient enough to wait 10 seconds for the actual message to be sent.
      zomg zomg zomg!!! They are typing back!!! Zomg! Justin bieber!!!
    1. dajanksta's Avatar
      dajanksta -
      Tested this with a few phones. Hasn't worked once.
    1. c0dy's Avatar
      c0dy -
      If I knew a friend with this tweak, I would be abusing the poo out of it to annoy him.
    1. thebtman's Avatar
      thebtman -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      That just hides the ellipsis.
      Thats not true. Its stops the device sending the input/clear trigger to the servers which in turn stops the ellipsis being displayed on the recipients device, which is why Predicter wont work is you have typingprivacy set to on.

      On the subject of this app, it works fairly consistently if you have an active conversation from the sender, but otherwise it doesnt seem to work.
    1. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      I found it only works with one person who texts me. Mind you it's exactly the person I want to it work for ironically. However, there's heap of other people who imessage me and not a single other one works at all and I'm talking about active conversations. I have one in particular who's on same carrier, also iPhone 5 and it never ever has worked, yet simultaneously, in between messages, I will see it work from the one person it does work with. That's got me stumped. So I have TypeStatus installed which does work for every imessage as well, it just doesn't always get my attention with its small icon.
    1. Longhorns87's Avatar
      Longhorns87 -
      Does this work with bitesms ?
    1. BoyBastos's Avatar
      BoyBastos -
      yes it does longhorns87
    1. Longhorns87's Avatar
      Longhorns87 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozdude View Post
      I found it only works with one person who texts me. Mind you it's exactly the person I want to it work for ironically. However, there's heap of other people who imessage me and not a single other one works at all and I'm talking about active conversations. I have one in particular who's on same carrier, also iPhone 5 and it never ever has worked, yet simultaneously, in between messages, I will see it work from the one person it does work with. That's got me stumped. So I have TypeStatus installed which does work for every imessage as well, it just doesn't always get my attention with its small icon.
      Yeah I have the same problem wish the could have some kind of update to fix iot
    1. Lkkwus's Avatar
      Lkkwus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozdude View Post
      I found it only works with one person who texts me. Mind you it's exactly the person I want to it work for ironically. However, there's heap of other people who imessage me and not a single other one works at all and I'm talking about active conversations. I have one in particular who's on same carrier, also iPhone 5 and it never ever has worked, yet simultaneously, in between messages, I will see it work from the one person it does work with. That's got me stumped. So I have TypeStatus installed which does work for every imessage as well, it just doesn't always get my attention with its small icon.
      Same here hope it gets updated soon to fix this

      Update:

      Actually mines working right now . It shows all the people who are typing ..
    1. Longhorns87's Avatar
      Longhorns87 -
      Mine works now but the banner doesn't show till I pull down my intelliscreen ... Is there a way to change that ?!?
    1. Lkkwus's Avatar
      Lkkwus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Longhorns87 View Post
      Mine works now but the banner doesn't show till I pull down my intelliscreen ... Is there a way to change that ?!?
      Did you go to notifications and select banner ?
    1. Longhorns87's Avatar
      Longhorns87 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lkkwus View Post
      Did you go to notifications and select banner ?
      Yeah I already did that
    1. fattygal's Avatar
      fattygal -
      I downloaded it but its not working. I think I enable it in the notification center (it didnt say Predictor it said Settings, It seem to be the right one) I am not getting any notifications at all. Any idea of whats going on? I'm not sure if I missed something. I have an iphone 4 and I downloaded version 0.2

      Any Ideas of what could be happening?