New Jailbreak Tweak Brings Classic Typewriter Sounds to iOS
Last week we showed you
an application for Mac OS X that could make your computer emit the sounds of a classic typewriter as you typed on your keyboard. It mimicked the ticking noise of the typewriter, the dinging noise of starting a new line, and it made typing fun. Some people really liked the feedback of the typewriter sound when typing on the keyboard, so it was only a matter of time before someone brought it to iOS.
The new tweak, dubbed iTypeWriter
by iOS developer skram
, is now available in Cydia from the ModMyi repository for just 99˘. iTypeWriter will give you the typewriter sounds on your iOS device as you type – it includes the keyboard noises and the ding sound that is made when you force a new line. When you install the tweak, you will find a preferences pane in the Settings application:
The tweak can be enabled and disabled on demand and it comes with an additional feature that the Mac OS X version of this application could not offer – haptic feedback. The iPhone has a vibrator module in it, meaning that it’s capable of giving you some vibration feedback each time you tap on a keyboard key. The Mac on the other hand, does not have a vibrator module that can offer haptic feedback while typing. This feature does not work on the iPod touch or the iPad because neither of those iOS devices have a vibrator module either. Haptic feedback can also be enabled or disabled on demand – it will use more battery when enabled since you are invoking the vibrator each time you type.
The sound of the audio while you are typing is very clear and accurate with your keystrokes. The tweak also works in every application that you are capable of typing in – not just the Notes application as demonstrated above. After a while, the sound of a typewriter might get to you, but it’s still a fun feature to have on your iPhone. If you haven’t checked out the Mac version of this application yet, you can also give that one a try from this link
iPhone (for haptic feedback only)