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02-17-2013, 01:11 PM #1
AssistantLove Update Adds Support for Grooveshark and Google Maps, iPhone 5
AssistantLove is a popular Siri-enhancing jailbreak tweak by iOS developer John Coates (the same developer that brought us Flex) that was released one year ago; it gave Siri a lot of powerful features, including the ability to use third-party navigation applications to find directions, the ability to play music from Spotify rather than the stock Music application, and the ability to launch applications under aliases rather than by name.
AssistantLove has received a major update Sunday afternoon with support for the iPhone 5. iOS 6.1 support was added in the previous update, however the tweak didn’t have iPhone 5 support until today.
The update also carries with it integration with Grooveshark, an alternative music application to Spotify and the stock Music application. So now, if you have Grooveshark installed on your iOS device (available in Cydia), you can use Siri to play music through Grooveshark with AssistantLove.
In addition, Google’s popular Google Maps application has been integrated into AssistantLove, so you can get directions through Google Maps without having to mention “transit,” in your sentences just like you were asking Siri to provide directions through Apple's Maps application. AssistantLove also supports other popular mapping applications, such as Motion-X, Waze, TomTom, and Navigon.
Another useful feature of AssistantLove is that you can use Siri to toggle system services, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, mono-audio, and flashlight:
AssistantLove will also let you set aliases for applications so you can say something like "Launch the cool Maps application," rather than "Launch Google Maps." This is a pretty neat feature and can be configured from the Settings application with the rest of AssistantLove's preferences:
The developer is working on many other features for the future, including support for toggling LTE on and off. You can also suggest features by using the “Feature Requests” button in the AssistantLove preferences pane.
If you’re looking to beef up Siri’s usefulness, AssistantLove is a wonderful place to start. The tweak is only $1.99 from the BigBoss repository, and existing owners can download Sunday’s update absolutely free. Check it out!
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 02-17-2013 at 01:17 PM.
02-17-2013, 01:41 PM #2
Dang, everytime I think I have bought every neat tweak, yall post something I am not aware of. Thanks!!!!
02-17-2013, 02:29 PM #3
What kind of things can i say to use this app with spotify? Everytime it just says my music library is empty.. Or can't find "X" song in my music..
02-17-2013, 02:51 PM #4
Then you can say something like, "Play Metallica" and AssistantLove will play a random song by Metallica.
You can also say something like, "Play Message In A Bottle By Machine Head" and AssistantLove will find the song you're looking for specifically and play it.
02-17-2013, 03:25 PM #5
YESSSSSS been waiting for this
02-17-2013, 03:40 PM #6
02-17-2013, 03:48 PM #7
it's true so many things worth buying. was purchased as soon as I read this .
02-17-2013, 04:17 PM #8
Now if they'd only update Hands Free for the 5. This with spotify and hands free is awesome in my car.
02-17-2013, 05:33 PM #9
Hoping for these features:
1. Better song/artist recognition I guess? ("Play Usher" brings up no results.)
2. Playlist recognition... this is key. "Play starred" "Play playlist x"
3. Ability to pull up a song that I don't have on a playlist.
4. Ability to skip forward/backward w/ siri
02-17-2013, 07:47 PM #10
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02-22-2013, 10:32 PM #14
AssistantLove has also just gained support for toggling LTE via Siri on the iPhone 5.