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  • 'TypeStatus' Shows a Status Bar Icon When Someone is Typing an iMessage to You


    For those of you that want to know when someone is composing an iMessage to you, but donít want to stare at the Messages application waiting to be alerted that they are replying to you, you may want to take a look at a new free jailbreak tweak called TypeStatus by iOS developer thekirbylover.

    TypeStatus displays an icon on your Status Bar when someone begins composing an iMessage to you. The icon looks like a chat bubble with an ellipsis inside of it. As long as the typist is composing their message, the icon will show up in the Status Bar, but as soon as they stop typing, or send the message, the icon will stop appearing.

    The icon appears in the Status Bar no matter where you are. It works on the home screen, lock screen, even from other applications that aren't the Messages application.

    TypeStatus doesnít come with any options to configure, as it is pretty much a single-purpose tweak that will work on its own when it needs to. Uninstalling it is the only way to disable the tweak if you decide you want to stop using it.

    TypeStatus works on all iMessage-capable devices running iOS 5 or later. You can grab the tweak at no cost from the BigBoss repository in Cydia right now.

    Name: TypeStatus
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 5+
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: thekirbylover
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'TypeStatus' Shows a Status Bar Icon When Someone is Typing an iMessage to You started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. cesters1's Avatar
      cesters1 -
      Same thing as predictor
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by cesters1 View Post
      Same thing as predictor
      Well now you can pick between a subtle little status bar icon, or a big fat banner notification .

      Oh and the best part: they're both FREE.
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Where's it at? Just looked and not on Cydia!
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      Where's it at? Just looked and not on Cydia!
      You're going to have to refresh your Cydia sources, and it will be on the BigBoss repository.
    1. Adrian97c's Avatar
      Adrian97c -
      Doesn't seem to work w/ intelliscreenX installed

      This tweak would go great with dietbulletins
    1. patoons's Avatar
      patoons -
      does this work if someone is sending u an iMessage that's part of a group message?
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Genius! And it's free!
    1. Gho5t's Avatar
      Gho5t -
      Idk if this is a dumb question or not but does it work with bitesms?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gho5t View Post
      Idk if this is a dumb question or not but does it work with bitesms?
      It works with iMessage. So yeah.
    1. S1rex's Avatar
      S1rex -
      Quote Originally Posted by cesters1 View Post
      Same thing as predictor
      TypeStatus does not show a massive ugly banner that takes up 40px of your screen.
    1. RM305's Avatar
      RM305 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Adrian97c View Post
      Doesn't seem to work w/ intelliscreenX installed

      This tweak would go great with dietbulletins
      How so? Seems to work fine for me with Intelliscreenx installed.
    1. ca3sar's Avatar
      ca3sar -
      the update messed up my imessage. I was unable to send pictures using i message due to this. Any fix. I love this tweak.
    1. ABOSWORTH's Avatar
      ABOSWORTH -
      This is clashing with my device. When I installed it, it took away everything on my status bar and replaced it with the chat bubble. It also wouldn't show the name of the person. When I switched to landscape mode when in the message, the status bar stayed in portrait mode.
    1. Jackie1's Avatar
      Jackie1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ca3sar View Post
      the update messed up my imessage. I was unable to send pictures using i message due to this. Any fix. I love this tweak.
      This is great tweak but it breaks sending iMessage pictures. They say delivered, but don't deliver. I've narrowed this down to typestatus as being the issue. This must be done to replicate the issue. First let me me say that sending pictures through iMessage works fine until after installing this tweak..

      1) Install typestatus. Send a few texts. iMessage pics say they are delivered and people get them UNTIL you do a power cycle. Not just a reboot. A power cycle by holding down home button at bottom and too button on iPhone. After I do this, iMessage with pictures say delivered but recipient does not get it....

      2) uninstall typestatus. Do respring. iMessages still don't send, but full power cycle fixed issue and iMessages send fine.

      I've tested this 5-6 times. And the only way iMessage seems to see that typestatus is fully installed is by doing the full power cycle.

      I love your app but if I install it and then need to power cycle, upon reboot iMessage no longer works. I've read about this issue on some forums as well but I did more testing to find this out with the power cycles. Can you fix???