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    Default 'MoreInfo' Makes it Easy to Perform a Web Search About the Currently Playing Song


    Sometimes while listening to music, you might be interested in learning about more details having to do with the song, such as where to buy it, information about the singers, finding an official music video, and many other types of information – you name it.

    A new jailbreak tweak called MoreInfo by iOS developer rob311 makes it so you can easily perform a Web search about the song that you're listening to with the search engine of your choice. The tweak integrates with Activator so you can choose when to invoke the action and search for the information.

    We chose to set the search engine to Google, and then we played a song in Spotify (the tweak works with third-party music applications, as well as Apple's Music application). After invoking the Activator action that we chose, you can see how Mobile Safari opened up and automatically searched for the song we were listening to and provided some useful search results via Google search.

    MoreInfo adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure the tweak to your liking:



    From here, you can choose the search engine that you wish to use. You can pick from any of the following:

    • Amazon
    • Bing
    • DuckDuckGo
    • Google
    • IMDb
    • iTunes
    • Metacritic
    • Rotten Tomatoes
    • Ultimate Guitar
    • Wikipedia
    • Yahoo!

    You can also configure what is searched for when you invoke the Activator action. By default, the tweak only searches for the name of the song, but you can also choose to include the artist name and/or the album name. You can also choose what information sources are allowed to show up depending on their region and configure an Activator action that you want to use – we chose Double-tapping on the Status Bar.

    MoreInfo is compatible with all iOS 7 devices including both 32-bit and 64-bit devices. If you'd like to give it a try, you can download it for 99 from Cydia's BigBoss repository.

    Name: MoreInfo
    Price: 99
    Version: 1.0.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.6
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: rob311
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5

    You can watch our video review for MoreInfo below:

    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 06-17-2014 at 04:12 PM.

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