'App Activate' Lets You Invoke Activator Actions By Double Tapping Specific App Icons
Activator is a very handy jailbreak tweak on its own, but a new free jailbreak tweak called App Activate
by iOS developer rjharris can make it even handier.
App Activate lets you assign Activator actions to up to five application icons. When you double-tap on those application icons, the Activator action that you have assigned to them will take effect. You can configure the five applications you want to assign Activator actions to, as well as the specific Activator actions you want to assign to each in the Settings application via both the App Activate preferences pane and the Activator preferences pane:
The tweak comes in handy in many situations. For example, you can set double-tapping on the Messages application icon to composing a new text message or iMessage, double-tapping on the Mail application icon to composing a new e-mail message, or even double-tapping on the Music application to easily play or pause your music. There are several other useful combinations that you can configure as well; it all comes down to the user's creativity.
The developer notes in the Cydia description that the tweak makes a powerful combination with Ask Assistant
, a jailbreak tweak that lets you create Siri queries that are asked whenever you invoke an Activator action that you assign to the queries. For example, if you created a Siri query that would launch Siri and ask, “How do I get home?” whenever a specific Activator action is invoked, this would make a great action for double-tapping on the Maps application via the power of App Activate. This tweak combination is pretty awesome, and we can't help but recommend it too!
App Activate is available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for free if you'd like to give it a shot. The tweak requires Activator. You will need a Siri-capable device in order to use the Ask Assistant and App Activate combination, but Siri isn’t required if you are using App Activate alone.