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  • [Giveaway] RingerX VIP - Be Notified When You Want to Be

    Folks, it's here!

    Hey guys! Today we're going to be showing you a highly sought-after tweak by fabled iOS developer, Yllier. We originally showed you what it as supposed to do back in November when we posted a preview of it in beta stages. Since then, tons and tons of bugs have been hammered out and it has had a name change. A whole lot of other features have also been added. It is now called RingerX VIP and it's live in Cydia today for just $1.99 on the BigBoss repo!

    What does RingerX VIP do? It has extremely deep integration with iOS to make sure that your ringer only rings when you want it to. Traditionally, the mute switch on the side of the iPhone will keep all calls and texts completely silent or make them just vibrate (depending on your settings). However, that's for all calls, even one that you might actually want to be notified for. Let's say, for example, you could make your iPhone ring when your spouse calls you, but it only vibrates when other people call you. Or, you could make your iPhone vibrate when your mom calls you and ring when your girlfriend calls you. RingerX VIP is great for making sure that the people that matter most to you are heard and the people that you don't care so much about are thrown onto the side of the road. Sound good so far?

    First, we will show you what happens when you install it for the first time. After you install it and respring your iPhone (yes, iPhone - RingerX VIP requires an iPhone with iOS 5. Not an iPod touch or an iPad.) you will find a settings panel in your Settings application that lets you enable and disable RingerX VIP on demand so that you will always be notified when you want to be notified of incoming calls or text messages. But that is the smallest part of RingerX VIP.

    The next part that you should look at is your Contacts application. The Contacts application is where most of RingerX VIP's settings are hiding. So, we are going to go into our Contacts application and pick a contact (Modmyi Tips for this instance) and you will notice at the bottom that there is a RingerX VIP cell:



    After you tap on the RingerX VIP cell, you will be introduced to many other options. The options are extremely extensive and you can customize so many different kinds of settings that will make sure you hear from those who matter and don't hear from those who don't matter as much. So, now that we are in the settings for my contact (Modmyi Tips for this instance) you will see that the first option allows you to enable and disable the settings that you set for this contact alone. The enable and disable switch in your Settings application will disable the settings for every contact that you have set your customizations for. Under that switch you see one for always silent. What this does is it makes the contact always silent no matter what; in other words, you will never receive a ring when this contact calls or text messages you. Under that, you have a custom volume option, which lets you set a custom ring volume for this specific contact. You can set the people who matter most to you to have louder rings so that you can hear them throughout the house and you can set the people who don't matter so much to have a lower ring volume so that you will get their voice mail or missed call notification when you are ready to pick up your phone and deal with them. The ignore mute option makes it so that when you have your iPhone muted with the mute switch, when the contact calls you, you will hear the ring or text tone no matter what. This is great for when you are expecting a call from someone important and you want to tone everybody else out. The next feature is always vibrate. This makes it so that when your iPhone is in ring mode, this specific contact will only vibrate. This is great if you want to ignore a specific person. You will hear rings for everyone but the person that you set vibrate to. Under that, you see the messages version of ignore mute and always vibrate. These settings do the same thing as the above descriptions, however they only apply to when this contact text messages to you and not when they call you. The settings are shown in the image below:



    Not only can you set all of those cool settings for individual contacts, but you can set them for contact groups. When you go out as far as you can go in your Contacts application on your iPhone, you will see that your contacts are actually divided into groups whether you divided them from your iPhone or from your Computer. These 'groups' contain whatever categories of people that you might have put into them. In this case, I made separate groups for the friends, family, and co-workers. You can see that RingerX VIP has buttons to configure specific groups in the screenshot below:



    If you tap on one of those VIP buttons next to a specific group, you enter a new settings category that offers you customizations for each contact group. This means that if I change settings for the family group, those settings will only affect the contacts located in the family group; not my co-workers and not my friends group. The settings include the same 'custom volume', 'ignore mute', 'always vibrate' settings for both phone calls and text messages as described above for individual contacts, however Yllier takes it a step further and allows you to set individual ring or text tones for each group so that someone calling from your family group will have a different sound than someone calling from your co-worker group. This logic is the same for text tones too. The settings for groups can be seen in the screenshot included below:



    Not enough for you yet? Yllier thought he could add one more very useful feature that we are sure a whole bunch of you guys will love - the ability to mute your iPhone completely for a set duration of time. That's right, folks. Do you want to take a quick nap for one or two hours? You can use RingerX VIP to mute your iPhone for one or two hours and then after that duration of time, RingerX VIP will automatically unmute your iPhone for you. That sounds better than using the mute switch doesn't it? To use this feature, you will need to have Activator installed (which is a dependency for RingerX VIP) so it will be installed if you don't have it already when you install RingerX VIP. When you go into Activator, you can choose any action that you like - for this demonstration, we will be using the hold down both volume buttons setting from Activator as shown in the screenshot below:



    Now that I have set the Activator action to holding both volume buttons, if I go to the home screen and press both volume buttons, I will get a spin box that lets me choose what time-frame that I want to mute my iPhone for. It includes the option to override all RingerX VIP settings and to vibrate if you don't want the caller or texter to be completely silent. Below is a screenshot of the RingerX VIP spin box:



    So as we have demonstrated, RingerX VIP is a great solution for anyone trying to get some peace and quiet from certain people. It's also a great way to filter between importance of certain contacts. If you think that you might use RingerX VIP to make your iPhone a better communication tool and life-friendly tool, then let us know what you think about it in the comments.

    Name: RingerX VIP
    Price: $1.99
    Version: 0.98
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Yllier
    Editor's Rating:  5/5

    Yllier was also gracious enough to give away FIVE copies of RingerX VIP. If you think you could use this tweak for great reasons, then list 5 reasons that you would use it for in the comments below explaining how you would use RingerX VIP to make your life better. Include your Cydia account number in the comment. We will pick winners in a couple of days.

    Sources: Yllier
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Giveaway] RingerX VIP - Be Notified When You Want to Be started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 69 Comments
    1. RK3v's Avatar
      RK3v -
      Hi, I just installed RingerX on my iPhone 4, IOS 5.0.1. I have enabled 'always silent option' for my alternate no to test. When i called from this no
      -My iphone become hung.
      -Didnt display the call,
      -no caller tone
      - But i could hear ringing tone on the no which i was calling

      Then i had to hard restart the phone.

      Seems like there is some bug with this tweak or may be conflicting with some other apps ( I dout with callbar / call tell app as i have installed both these apps).

      Also would be nice if they could add features like ' always silent' option for calls and sms seperately like 'always vibrate' option

      this is a nice tweak, but hopefully the developers will fix this bugs

      A
    1. posrjak's Avatar
      posrjak -
      The 5!
      1. Every one rings, silent!
      2. Moms call phone ring
      3. Boss call rings loud
      4. Wife calls rings louder
      5. NAP TIME!

      Seriously this would be great for important calls.

      Cydia #67565
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      Quote Originally Posted by laurence0609 View Post
      We have the same problem and sent an email to the developer, Yllier. He quickly responded and sent me a test version which works. I suggest you send him an email with the crash report which can be found in
      /var/mobile/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/
      Thanks -- sent him the report last night. Hope to hear something today.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Winners have been chosen: nonslim, joliano24, Supermario20, Gh0stie, woolfman72
    1. braunsys's Avatar
      braunsys -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Winners have been chosen: nonslim, joliano24, Supermario20, Gh0stie, woolfman72
      RingerX VIP for IOS 4.0, will we see it ?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by braunsys View Post
      RingerX VIP for IOS 4.0, will we see it ?
      No. It's iOS 5 only.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Because of work and close family members (my wife and her father) currently fighing cancer I have to leave my phone ringer on all the time. I work second/third shift so I sleep during the day. The ringer is not a huge problem but now I got these mods here in a group iMessage chat that like to talk a storm up some days. (You know who you are ). So this would help give me certain options to groups I want to wake me and others I can deal with later on.

      #1397650
      Says the guy who messsages people from 12am - 6am lol

      This could be a very useful tweak. Gonna have to look into this one.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Glad I don't do this
    1. jme5674's Avatar
      jme5674 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eballesq View Post
      There appears to be a bug that conflicts with Messages+. Installed RingerX last night and the first time I received a text the phone froze. Had to do the Home/Sleep power off and reboot, and then respring out of safe mode. Tested again this morning with another text and same thing happened. Disabled RingerX in the settings and problem was resolved. Please fix as this is a great idea (and I paid for it)!

      (edit: I'm on a 4S running 5.0.1)
      Exact same thing happened to me!! Every time a text would come through, the phone would lock up and/or go into safe mode. I'm using biteSMS. Have you found a fix for this?
    1. woolfman72's Avatar
      woolfman72 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Winners have been chosen: nonslim, joliano24, Supermario20, Gh0stie, woolfman72

      Just wanted to say thank you very much!
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by jme5674 View Post
      Exact same thing happened to me!! Every time a text would come through, the phone would lock up and/or go into safe mode. I'm using biteSMS. Have you found a fix for this?
      This has been fixed in the latest update - enjoy!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Says the guy who messsages people from 12am - 6am lol

      This could be a very useful tweak. Gonna have to look into this one.
      Yea but that is mostly me talking to myself so it is short conversation. Plus you guys can turn off your phones cause you work normal hours and are with loved ones; thus why you can turn it on silent.

      Although about 6 am two others join in.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Yea but that is mostly me talking to myself so it is short conversation. Plus you guys can turn off your phones cause you work normal hours and are with loved ones; thus why you can turn it on silent.

      Although about 6 am two others join in.
      That they do. I can sometimes hang late too. At least on the weekends
    1. woolfman72's Avatar
      woolfman72 -
      So i installed this yesterday and have been playing with the settings and loving it so far(thanks again for the free license!) But i do have one issue that i can't seem to resolve. I use my phone as an alarm clock(best alarm clock app, that is the name of the app not my claim of its greatness) and being the lite sleeper that i am i prefer to just have it vibrate. But this morning after waking up 30 mins late i figured out my phone will no longer vibrate with any alarm app. (tried 3 now .. getting expensive!) I also noticed it does not vibrate when muting the phone (by the switch). It does vibrate when ringing and when plugging it in to charge. Has anyone else had this issue? or anyone have any idea of what to do to fix it?
    1. epiticus1's Avatar
      epiticus1 -
      Been using this since it came out and only have one issue beside the one that others have had with message+ and bitesms. For some reason even though I have it toggled to not play text tones while on a call it still plays the text tone through the bluetooth. Any way around that?
    1. anig's Avatar
      anig -
      Dont know what else to try but I have tested this with my current set up and cant get anything to work. I have my main mute switch on I have set contacts to ring accodringly and I gets vibration only no sound. Then when I set contacts to only vibrate they still ring. I am on ios 5.0.1 Iphone 4 What am I doing wrong. I will remove and start over let c
    1. anig's Avatar
      anig -
      where is the support for this
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      You can try reaching him at Twitter He seems to be giving good support on Twitter.
    1. anig's Avatar
      anig -
      Dissapointing. I cant get this to work in anyway on my phone and most dissappointing is no support from the developer. Yea yea yea were all busy. next!
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      1. For individual contacts, the Enable button doesn't do anything . If you select any of the other features, RingerX VIP performs that action. Shouldn't turning off the Enable switch turn RingerX VIP off altogether on a per contact basis.
      2. When enabled, why doesn't it use the current selected ring tone?
      3. When in a group, doesn't use the group selected ring tone.