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02-22-2013, 08:51 PM #1
'Predicter' Notifies You When Someone Starts Writing an iMessage, Clears What They Type
Have you ever wanted to be notified when someone starts writing an iMessage to you, or when the sender clears their iMessage text field? A new free jailbreak tweak called Predicter by iOS developer Itay Brenner will do just that.
According to the developer, the tweak can come in handy when you think you might have a secret or shy admirer. When the person begins typing an iMessage to you, you will receive a banner notification that says they have started typing (it shows their name too). If they’re shy, and they decide to clear their text field before sending you a message, the tweak will send you yet another banner notification that tells you they’ve cleared the text field.
Of course, with this functionality, you can see when everyone - not just your secret admirer - starts typing to you or decides to retract their statement... if they're using iMessage.
The tweak uses information from Apple's iMessage servers to notify you of these events, so it won’t work with SMS. The developer warns that because Apple's iMessage servers do not always notify iOS devices when a person begins typing an iMessage or clears it entirely, the tweak won’t work 100% of the time, but it will notify you whenever Apple's iMessage servers push information to the iOS device you have Predicter installed on.
The concept behind the tweak is pretty nifty. Predicter works on both iOS 5 and iOS 6.
Requirements: iOS 5+
Developer: Itay Brenner
Editor's Rating: 4/5
02-22-2013, 08:57 PM #2
Watch, soon someone will come out with a tweak called anti-predictor. For the people who prefer their privacy.
02-22-2013, 09:05 PM #3
For a tweak to counter this one, the developer would have to infect Apple's iMessage servers with malware that kept the servers from sending this information to iOS devices, and... yeah let's not get into that.
EDIT: Well actually, they could. I suppose. If they had made it so the data wasn't created on the sender's device in the first place.
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 02-22-2013 at 09:14 PM.
02-22-2013, 09:05 PM #4
"Watch, soon someone will come out with a tweak called anti-predictor. For the people who prefer their privacy."
Hahahahahahahaha!!!! So true.
Last edited by rvance; 02-22-2013 at 09:07 PM.
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02-22-2013, 09:07 PM #5
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02-22-2013, 09:21 PM #8
What if you just turn off iMessage?
02-22-2013, 09:24 PM #9
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02-22-2013, 09:28 PM #11
What is the point? You gonna text someone randomly: "Hey just noticed you started typing something but never sent it." This is an app that will just make you overthink things and make you a creeper and nothing else.
02-22-2013, 09:29 PM #12
How much data and battery would this drain on an average/day basis?
02-22-2013, 09:41 PM #13
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02-22-2013, 10:59 PM #15
Then next thing you know someone is complaining about privacy rights and OMG, here we go again. More iPhone rights taken away.
I love my tweaks but I'm not so sure about this one. I think it could become very complicated.
Just My 2 cents.
02-22-2013, 11:48 PM #16
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02-23-2013, 07:50 AM #19
Or just get look who's typing now
02-23-2013, 08:49 AM #20
Either way it's a neat little tweak.
Last edited by steve-z17; 02-23-2013 at 09:33 PM.