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  • VoiceActivator Tweak Coming to Cydia

    The developer behind a number of popular Cydia titles is getting ready to release a new voice control tweak that greatly extends native iOS functionality. Grant (@chpwn) Paul, who developed ProSwitcher with @Ryan Petrich, is previewing his upcoming VoiceActivator tweak via a YouTube video he's posted on Twitter.

    Many people who have used Voice Control on the iPhone have noticed the severe limitations of the app. If you want to do anything more than make voice or FaceTime calls, listen music or find out what time it is, Voice Control isn't going to be much help to you. What VoiceActivator does is give you a speech interface to @rpetrich's Activator, so you can use voice commands to do any action that Activator supports, like launching apps and opening webpages. In the video, @chpwn shows off how you can use VoiceActivator to take a screen shot.

    It's only been a little over a month since @chpwn asked people if they'd be interested in such an app, so the response was apparently good enough to motivate him. Much as the ProSwitcher app presaged iOS 4 multitasking, this tweak might be a preview of things to come: Apple has been hiring top voice recognition talent and may be adding functionality like this to future versions of iOS. jailbreakers, as usual, won't have to wait that long: @chpwn says he hopes VoiceActivator will be up on Cydia this week.

    Source: Twitter
    This article was originally published in forum thread: VoiceActivator Tweak Coming to Cydia started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 78 Comments
    1. chizzle187's Avatar
      chizzle187 -
      wow i havent been this excited for a release in a long time , cant wait !
    1. DNAlex's Avatar
      DNAlex -
      I want I want
    1. theomer's Avatar
      theomer -
      can honestly say I'm excited!!!!
    1. IXAdamOwnzXI's Avatar
      IXAdamOwnzXI -
      Never really used voice control, wasn't accurate enough for me and I feel embarrassing in public. But this is definitely great news.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Useful , gonna check this out
    1. dysfunction's Avatar
      dysfunction -
      Hopefully there will be more functionality in the future, such as the ability to add calendar events ("Add event 'Party' at 'Bob Smith home' at '8PM on Thursday'").
    1. norfskate's Avatar
      norfskate -
      speakable items ftw

    1. iPhoenix3g's Avatar
      iPhoenix3g -
      very nice idea
    1. Thenextkiller's Avatar
      Thenextkiller -
      as usual excellent
    1. Ticko's Avatar
      Ticko -
      wow actually a USEFUL cydia app for once..cant wait...!
    1. Carlos's Avatar
      Carlos -
      Apple needs to go head and make a 64GB iPhone 5 with Dual chips and at least 10 -15 of cydia's top tweaks instead of stealing hacker ideas bit by bit, just say f**k it, and take like 10-15 ideas at once.....

      And also make theming part of the phone....

      That would be ideal....and stop alot of jailbreaks, since that's there main goal....though id still probably jailbreak....lol

      My Fav Tweaks:

      1. Barrel
      2. AndroidLock XT
      3. DeepEnd
      4. GraviBoard
      5. InfiniDock
      6. SleepFX
    1. j.eck.art.3d's Avatar
      j.eck.art.3d -
      I feel like the community has finally started to innovate again. The past year has felt like it's just been theme release after theme release after theme release (with few exception). I am happy to see that the sleeping giant is waking.
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Great looking tweak, but Jesus, lose the stupid music on the video! You can barely hear what he's saying. It's a voice app demonstration. I'd like to hear what you're saying, not hear some retarded music.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ticko View Post
      wow actually a USEFUL cydia app for once..cant wait...!
      Their are tons of useful apps on Cydia
    1. Silverado87's Avatar
      Silverado87 -
      Holy ****. Now this is a friggin breakthrough
    1. DJ NiveK's Avatar
      DJ NiveK -
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Quote Originally Posted by dysfunction View Post
      Hopefully there will be more functionality in the future, such as the ability to add calendar events ("Add event 'Party' at 'Bob Smith home' at '8PM on Thursday'").
      This guy hit the nail on the head. That would be f'in great!

      Alas...this is Apple and we might not see that functionality as stock for another few years so a Cydia add-on is definitely what we need.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Moving forward! I'm looking forward to the day when Apple releases voice to text on the iPhone! I think they would do a tremendous job with it, just like multi-tasking and copy/paste.
    1. satointl's Avatar
      satointl -
      chpwn, you are the shizzle!
    1. HamHam1313's Avatar
      HamHam1313 -
      My voice control app says Speak Biatch (I can't put what it actually says, but you can guess) instead of Voice control