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  • GlovePod - Control Your iPhone / iPod Using Volume and Power Buttons


    Earlier this month we discussed the ability to create gloves that work with your iPhone, but today I've learned that there is something new that can help you in the same situation for free. And many other situations for that matter as it's quite a practical app.

    GlovePod, recently added to Cydia, allows you to control your iPhone or iPod music control with your Volume Buttons and your Power button while your iDevice is locked. This makes it incredibly easy to change songs with Gloves on, and the way the buttons are situated means you wont accidentally change the song with this App installed.

    Pressing the Volume Down button will go to the previous track and pressing the Volume Up Button will go to the next track. By holding down the power button shortly, you can pause and play your music. This is pretty handy. Reminds me of the functionality that SnapTap brought us.

    Check it out in Cydia now.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: GlovePod - Control Your iPhone / iPod Using Volume and Power Buttons started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. mgebara's Avatar
      mgebara -
      FIRST!

      An awesome tweak though. Installing it straight away.

      Edit: works just like how nickhesson said. You do need to call up the mini player though (double-tap home). Otherwise a feature that should have been built into the iphone considering is it supposed to be a media player. Couldn't we have 3 little dedicated media buttons Mr Jobs?
    1. SkepticDave's Avatar
      SkepticDave -
      Cool, I'll get it!
    1. brianlg's Avatar
      brianlg -
      Wow.. at first I thought you were advertising those gloves- which might be the gayest things I've ever seen..
      But anyways, the app looks cool!
    1. loop4444's Avatar
      loop4444 -
      Just downloaded it,works like advertised,awesome.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      So do you need to load this first every time you listen to music?
    1. loop4444's Avatar
      loop4444 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      So do you need to load this first every time you listen to music?
      Nope,its a system tweak.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by mgebara View Post

      Couldn't we have 3 little dedicated media buttons Mr Jobs?
      No!
      Any added buttons and I certainly wouldn't buy it.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I downloaded glovePod yesterday.
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Any chance it could be adapted to control Pandora Radio? I often can't rate a song because I'm busy riding my motorcycle and I can't take my hands off the wheel until after the song has finished and the opportunity gone (the next stop). Also, it's be pretty cool if an app could change your lock-screen wallpaper to show the album art Pandora fetches to make it function a little more like selections played from the iPod library. Instead, you end up having no idea what's playing unless you disable auto-sleep and screen dimming!

      I would say that tapping it up twice for thumbs up, down twice for skip, and down thrice or down thrice and hold for thumbs down would be best (wouldn't want to accidentally thumb something down just to skip it). Also, AVRCP can't control Play/Pause in Pandora Radio, so the power button method would be greatly appreciated for any A2DP users.
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      No!
      Any added buttons and I certainly wouldn't buy it.
      Agreed
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      nice handy little addon. not sure if i need though.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      I live in Florida...
    1. tellytel's Avatar
      tellytel -
      doesnt work when the phone is completly in sleep mode. You have to activate the ipod on the lockscreen to work =P

      thought this would be usefull for my bike so i can change it when its in my pocket. I couldnt get it to pause either
    1. DanTheManMS's Avatar
      DanTheManMS -
      Quote Originally Posted by CZroe View Post
      Any chance it could be adapted to control Pandora Radio? I often can't rate a song because I'm busy riding my motorcycle and I can't take my hands off the wheel until after the song has finished and the opportunity gone (the next stop). Also, it's be pretty cool if an app could change your lock-screen wallpaper to show the album art Pandora fetches to make it function a little more like selections played from the iPod library. Instead, you end up having no idea what's playing unless you disable auto-sleep and screen dimming!

      I would say that tapping it up twice for thumbs up, down twice for skip, and down thrice or down thrice and hold for thumbs down would be best (wouldn't want to accidentally thumb something down just to skip it). Also, AVRCP can't control Play/Pause in Pandora Radio, so the power button method would be greatly appreciated for any A2DP users.
      I just tried using a combination of GlovePod and Music Controls, and it works almost like what you want. You can't rate a song up or down, but this lets you play/pause a song playing in Pandora or go to the next song by using the volume up and sleep buttons. It also displays the album art for the song on the lockscreen. The Music Controls program itself also allows you to use the iPhone headset controls to control Pandora.

      Worth checking out at least, even if you can't do any ratings with it.
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      so what if you want to turn down or up your music with this installed, you would change to the next song right?
    1. DanTheManMS's Avatar
      DanTheManMS -
      Quote Originally Posted by ecd5000 View Post
      so what if you want to turn down or up your music with this installed, you would change to the next song right?
      Only when the mini-controls box is open after double-clicking the Home button. When it's not displayed, the volume buttons act like normal.
    1. mgebara's Avatar
      mgebara -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      No!
      Any added buttons and I certainly wouldn't buy it.
      Quote Originally Posted by Windmeel View Post
      Agreed
      Come on guys. The "best ipod in the world" is reduced to a shuffle if you're in a situation where you can't look at the iphone.
    1. rimshak's Avatar
      rimshak -
      Correct me if I'm wrong guys but hasn't something like this been around for a long time now? I have been using "Volume Media Settings" from Cydia and it seems like this GlovePod is the same thing? Anyway, stuff like this is very handy regardless, I've been using VMS every time I'm in the car. Good times.

      edit - wait I'm seeing the benefits now, with this it's activated with the home key, where as VMS would still needs some fingers to activate the toggles. Got it, my bad
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by mgebara View Post
      Come on guys. The "best ipod in the world" is reduced to a shuffle if you're in a situation where you can't look at the iphone.
      I have a BT headset with music controls for when I want them. One of the things that makes the iPhone far superior to any of the competition at the moment is its minimalist design. Big screen, no buttons is what I want.
    1. Drewman123's Avatar
      Drewman123 -
      really?

      there has been a app like this out there for a year. called "Volume MC"

      i have had this for forever. not new news