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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. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      A good idea, but this is why we have earbuds with the click mic... just use that.
    1. goodknight's Avatar
      goodknight -
      The standard iPhone headphones have buttons built into the mic, single click to play/pause, double click to skip forward, triple click to skip back...

      Does that not suffice for people in gloves ?
    1. DanTheManMS's Avatar
      DanTheManMS -
      Quote Originally Posted by goodknight View Post
      The standard iPhone headphones have buttons built into the mic, single click to play/pause, double click to skip forward, triple click to skip back...

      Does that not suffice for people in gloves ?
      Many people prefer to use their own, control-less headphones for listening to music.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      ^Why?
      If you want controls buy BT headsets with controls or just use the ones that came with the iPhone.
      You have options rather than ruin the phone by putting extra buttons on it which most people do not want.
    1. Slocko's Avatar
      Slocko -
      another option is to buy the Nike AMP watch. it lets you control the iphone/itouch/ipod.
    1. mgebara's Avatar
      mgebara -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      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.
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      ^Why?
      If you want controls buy BT headsets with controls or just use the ones that came with the iPhone.
      You have options rather than ruin the phone by putting extra buttons on it which most people do not want.
      Headsets? So you catch the bus? I connect my iphone to my car's aux port on my car stereo. A bluetooth headset probably won't work for music while I'm driving.

      My old ipod's clickwheel was great when skipping through songs while keeping my eyes on the road.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      If you want the clickwheel download iClassic from cydia.
      Like I say, there are plenty of options.
    1. grimebo's Avatar
      grimebo -
      hey ive downloaded this package and it installs without error. but it wont seem to work for me. i have the screen locked, then double click home and the volume rockers still adjusts the volume, it wont change the song.
      is there a trick to setting it up?
    1. DanTheManMS's Avatar
      DanTheManMS -
      Quote Originally Posted by grimebo View Post
      hey ive downloaded this package and it installs without error. but it wont seem to work for me. i have the screen locked, then double click home and the volume rockers still adjusts the volume, it wont change the song.
      is there a trick to setting it up?
      The lockscreen has to be showing already before you double-tap home, which should bring up the mini-player controls. Glovepod kicks in when that mini-player is showing. If it's not doing anything, try re-installing the program or restarting Springboard (or both).
    1. grimebo's Avatar
      grimebo -
      ok i got it working finally. for some reason i hd to go to settings and turn off the feature , then on again. seems to work now.
    1. djdizzy's Avatar
      djdizzy -
      This could replace VMCSettings if there were a toggle to turn it on or off. So you didnt have to double tap the home button to make it work.
    1. m0isty's Avatar
      m0isty -
      This crashes springboard on my 3gs when I try to pause a song. All the ios4 compatibility lists report this as working, so is there something I can do? I would really like this to work, this is one of those things that the iphone should do out of the box without the use of special headphones with buttons.
    1. robertr1's Avatar
      robertr1 -
      Awesome. I seriously would use this very often.
    1. m0isty's Avatar
      m0isty -
      An updated version appeared today and the problem is sorted. I'm very happy