'Knock' Adds Two Handy New Activator Events to Activator
If you're an avid Activator user, then you will may be excited to hear about a cool new add-on for Activator called Knock
by iOS developer Mathew Huusko V.
Knock adds two new Activator events to Activator. The first is the ability to knock on the back or front of your iPhone to trigger an action, and the second is the ability to knock on either side of your iPhone to trigger an action:
Obviously, since the tweak is adding two new Activator events to Activator, if you want to configure them, you'll want to visit the Activator preferences pane. You can then assign the action of your choice to that event, as shown above.
Knock seems to work quite well despite the strong possibilities that you could accidentally bump your device unintentionally. It uses the iPhone's accelerometer to detect knocking actions on different parts of the device. The developer notes that a lot of time was put into preventing false positives, preventing knocks while the device is asleep, and ignoring unintentional knocks. CPU and battery life are also said to be minimally impacted.
Due to the nature of these actions, which are possible to replicate by accident, you should be careful of the actions that you assign to them. The developer recommends against setting either of the two actions to "power off," as it's possible to accidentally turn your device off and not even realize it, so you'll miss out on all of your notifications.
If you would like to give Knock a try, it's available right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository for just 99¢. iOS 7 is required and the iPad is not supported. Since the tweak is made for Activator, Activator will be installed if it's not already installed.
iOS 7.0-7.0.6, Activator
iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
Mathew Huusko V