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03-04-2009, 11:23 AM #1
iRealSMS 2.0.8 UPDATE with QuickSend & More!
UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE 18.104.22.168 ** See FAQ at bottom of post
Im pleased to announce the next version of iRealSMS. For those of you who have it you will be happy to know that it is going to be a free upgrade! I was also informed that a stand alone plugin(a LITE version) will also be sold that will have QUICKREPLY and QUICKSEND, but will not include the main app(I believe this is for people that perfer to use the stock apple app, or already paid for BiteSMS and dont want to fully commit to another text app).. which I believe will be priced at $6.25US. Im pretty excited because I actually highly influenced the new features as it pertains to quicksend. The dev and I have been working together and dedicating pretty much all our free time to making this work the way we envisioned, so as to be the most convenient and noninvasive as possible(in regards to keeping it as simple as possible) with a few extras here and there and also for it to function without bugs, right out the box.
QuickSend = A simple tap of the VOLUME UP key gives you the ability to compose a new text message from anywhere(including the lockscreen when enabled via settings), from any app, without having to launch the main app and without exiting your current app. It also gives you the added option to call a contact so it doubles as quick way to access your contacts for a phone call as well(kinda like Quickgold)
For those wondering how the volume is affected, a second consecutive tap of the Volume Up key will close QuickSend and will allow normal volume control(as long as all taps are consecutive the QuickSend wont toggle back up).
As you can see this takes its simple UI from QuickReply, with the added ability to choose a contact from your contact list, and since it still utilizes predictive text you only have to type in part of the name and it will give you a scrollable list of contacts in which to choose from. It also supports adding multiple contacts for sending a text to more than one person.
After you start typing in a message, the CALL button then turns into a SAVE button, in which you can save you message to drafts for sending at a later time, or you can press the home key to hide quickSend without clearing text you have entered so far. Upon pressing Volume Up, your message will still be there and you can continue where you left off. It also has a character counter in the corner as well.
There also have been some notable additions to the QUICKREPLY.
There is also a CALL button, so you can call the sender as opposed to replying. By tapping SHOW you can also launch iRealSMS main app if you want to view the entire conversation or wish to use other features such as forward or what have you.
As you can also see, before you type in any text, there is a ghost image within the text field showing exactly how many new text messages you have waiting. You can answer them one by one.. or lets say you unlock you phone and you have 6 messages waiting, and you dont want to answer or even view them now... a simple press of the home button will close all the messages and keep them marked as new/unread.
All of these features are also available in the lockscreen.(when using either feature from the lockscreen the phone will automatically go back to sleep after hitting the send key, this is intentional behavior) But you have to enable it via the settings tab if you wish to be able to quickreply in lockscreen. (A helpful hint: When you do either from the lockscreen the lockscreen defaults to sleep after 5 seconds... to overide this, doubletap the home key the way you would to bring up the iPod controls and this will give you a 1 minute sleep time.)
As you may also have noticed the BLACKLIST feature! Currently it only will blacklist SMS messages(in which it will not show any kind of notifications on incoming texts coming from the designated contacts. But I believe future updates will also blacklist calls as well.
Thats it! Hope you all like it. Should be available now!
Q: How can I increase the time the lockscreen is lit when I receive a quickreply or send a quicksend?
A: Currently the screen autosleeps in 5 seconds. This is stock behavior and was left this way intentionally so your battery wont die because your screen stays lit when you recieve a text. Currently there is no way but Im going to talk to the dev to see if there is some way we can tweak the UI for this.
Q: When is the LITE version being released?
A: Dev told me a couple days after the FULL version. So your guess is as good as mine. I will keep you posted when I receive more info.
Q: Will iRealSMS be compatible with iBlacklist?
A: The iRealSMS dev and iBlacklist dev are currently working together to make their apps compatible with one another. From what Ive been told by the dev, iRealSMS is compatible, but with the upcoming release of iBlacklist, which should be released in a week. Same goes for Mcleaner, although no release date has been given to us.
Q: Auto-correct doesnt work correctly in QuickSend, it wont let me dismiss recommended word, anyone else experiencing this?
A: Yes, we all are Having this issue. Thanks! Bug reported.
Your voices have been heard! The next update is complete and currently availible on Cydia changelog:
- "Add to Blacklist" button in Blacklist menu under settings
- QuickReply on lockscreen prevented the screen from dimming
- ringtones Bell and Electronic were not played right
- a busy SQL database could cause SMS get stuck in outbox
- QuickReply: hit send on keyboard opened iRealSMS instead
- optimized blacklist number recognition
Last edited by reznor9; 03-06-2009 at 10:49 AM.
03-04-2009, 11:34 AM #2
nice....will quickreply work alongside iblacklist? that is my only beef with it!waiting on my iPhone 6+
03-04-2009, 11:41 AM #3
Let's see if it plays nice with the phone.
03-04-2009, 11:47 AM #4
when this software will be avilible and how i can download it and run it in my iphone 3g
03-04-2009, 11:52 AM #5
03-04-2009, 11:53 AM #6
waiting on my iPhone 6+
03-04-2009, 11:58 AM #7
I have currently been using it with Winterboard, Notifier, 5 icon dock, 5 icon columns, lock calendar, weather icon and sbsettings and it has been working without crashing.
03-04-2009, 12:04 PM #8
And i just bough quicksms... if i would of just waited afew days i could of stuck irealsms... hahahSent from my iPad
03-04-2009, 12:12 PM #9
03-04-2009, 12:34 PM #10
03-04-2009, 02:18 PM #11
I'm curious to see how the LITE version plays with BiteSMS since that's the app I now use
Last edited by oo3; 03-04-2009 at 02:23 PM.
03-04-2009, 02:31 PM #12
Wow these new features look awesome I cant wait... People always say how the developers of iReal Are horrible.... I can say from my experience with them, this is not true I have had ireal since day 1 and have had very good run ins with the developers... Just wanted to give my 2 cents lol.. Oh and thanks for the update review much appreciated
03-04-2009, 02:44 PM #13
Last edited by reznor9; 03-04-2009 at 02:44 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
03-04-2009, 03:06 PM #14
What's the difference between this and QuickSMS? I love QuickSMS i have like 4 days left on my trial and plan on purchasing it but not if this one is better?
I'm not seeing the update in Cydia either... how late today?
Last edited by zinjen; 03-04-2009 at 03:06 PM. Reason: Automerged DoublepostDon't forget to hit the thanks button if you liked what I said or did
03-04-2009, 03:28 PM #15
How much is the app for everything?
Will the small 6.95$ app be out today?
03-04-2009, 03:33 PM #16
The UI is different too. QuickSMS doesnt feel the need for a quickreply since you have the entire app loaded into springboard... but in my opinion it is an inconvenience having it this way because when you get a text, you get the popup with the option to reply, and upon hitting reply it loads QuickSMS, then you have to go to the conversations list, then select the conversation, then read and start writing a response. Too many steps in my opinion. With iRealSMS the popup has the text field in which to reply to, as shown above. One easy step.
Same thing when it pertains to sending a new message. Dont have to go through any menus. Just hit the volume button and BOOM! a popup is on sreen with a field for the contact and one for the message... simple.
It will be up later this evening the dev said. If you still have 4 days left of trial, then thats plenty of time to make an informed decision. Give it a shot. iRealSMS also comes with a 10 day trial.
The LITE version will be $6.25US and will be out later this week(no offical release date, he told me another day or two after initial release of Upgrade)
Last edited by reznor9; 03-04-2009 at 03:33 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
03-04-2009, 03:33 PM #17
Talk about a tease. I'm anxiously awaiting the update. I was an iReal user before QuickSMS came out, and now I want to see these new features.
03-04-2009, 04:10 PM #18
I am also curious if this will work nicely together with biteSMS, as this is my preferred SMS app. But I would willingly pay the 6$ for the fast quick send / quick reply option of iReal....
03-04-2009, 04:51 PM #19
Suppose you go to the movie theater with your girlfriend. After you buy the tickets, you lose your ticket. Would you just go home? Would you let your girlfriend see the movie by herself? No. You would buy another ticket. A. Sunk. Cost.
Sorry. Economics is my major, and judging by the public reaction to this stimulus package, the mortgage bailout, and the latest budget plan, there needs to be greater education around the world.
03-04-2009, 05:24 PM #20
reznor...i need to address a possible feature or something of the sort. i am currently finishing up a VERY complete theme and i am interested in theming the buttons at the bottom of conversation view. (the are usually white and i cant seem to theme these) can you shed any light on this topic? i have tried emailing ireal support but i only get autoreplies from them
and once again i am amazed by the response to feedback the devs take. every request i have made so far has been considered or fulfilled. well worth any price for sure.
for people wondering about compatibility with other apps, ireal uses a mobile substrate plug in. so if you have another program with one that is applied BEFORE getting an sms or call (iblacklist or mcleaner) then quick reply will most likely not work.
Last edited by cricketlang; 03-04-2009 at 05:51 PM.The beatings will continue until morale improves.