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  • 'Activoice' is Like NowNow on Steriods


    Just a couple days ago ModMyi showed you a new free jailbreak tweak called NowNow that allowed you to invoke Google Now from anywhere on your iOS device using an Activator action, as long as you had the new Google Search application installed. It was a great way to get voice-assistant functionality on non-Siri devices the Siri way because it let you invoke the Google Now voice service at the press of a button even when you weren't in the actual Google Search application.

    Adding upon the genius of NowNow is iOS hacker and developer Ryan Petrich, who has developed his own version of the tweak that actually does even more than NowNow did. The new tweak, dubbed Activoice, can be downloaded for free today.

    So how is Activoice like NowNow on steroids? Well, the tweak can do more than just invoke the Google application’s voice feature. Activoice will add more features to the Activator preference pane so you can select what you would like the tweak to do when you call on it:



    By default, Activoice will invoke Google Now when you press and hold the home button. Activoice allows you to change the action between any of the following features contained within the Google Search application for when you invoke the Activator action:

    • Launch Google Search and load up Google Now for voice search
    • Launch Google Search and load up Google Goggles for image search
    • Launch Google Search and load up Text Search and the keyboard
    • Launch Google Search and load up the Google Apps pane

    Whichever you find more convenient to use, this tweak will fit around your preference. If you’re interested in downloading Activoice, then you’ll have to add Ryan Petrich’s beta repository to Cydia. You can add it by opening Cydia, tapping on Manage, then tapping on Sources, then tapping Edit, then tapping on Add, and adding the following repository URL:

    PHP Code:
    http://rpetri.ch/repo/ 
    Name: Activoice
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.2
    Requirements: Latest version of Google Search application must be installed
    Repo: Ryan Petrich's beta repository
    Developer: Ryan Petrich
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Activoice' is Like NowNow on Steriods started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Petrich is the MAN!!!
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Petrich is the MAN!!!
      I agree I always get his tweaks
    1. Southern128's Avatar
      Southern128 -
      This is very useful. Everything i ask it to search or look up its accurate & on point. I have tried the word-jelly Siri for iphone i didn't like it. but google voice is much more accurate. I remember using something like this on my daughters android phone.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      What if you already have Siri? Can it be temporarily replaced until its uninstalled?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      What if you already have Siri? Can it be temporarily replaced until its uninstalled?
      It won't matter if you have Siri. You can use any activation method you want.
    1. Shigoroku's Avatar
      Shigoroku -
      There's a typo in the app (according to that screenshot, anyway). "Google googles" Should be "Google goggles"
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shigoroku View Post
      There's a typo in the app (according to that screenshot, anyway). "Google googles" Should be "Google goggles"
      Cut Ryan some slack ;D. Try saying Google Goggles 10 times fast.
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      petrich is the man!!!
      word!

      Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
      i agree i always get his tweaks
      me too!
    1. BrainSmashR's Avatar
      BrainSmashR -
      Won't install on 3gs running 4.3.3