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Thread: 'Dropped' Adds an Activator Event to Activator for Dropping Your Device

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    Default 'Dropped' Adds an Activator Event to Activator for Dropping Your Device


    Activator is a very useful tool for any jailbroken device, and it comes with a large variety of different events that can cause things to happen as assigned by the user. One thing that's missing is Activator can't tell when your device has been dropped.

    Here to fix that is a new Activator extension called Dropped by iOS developer Milo Darling. It will allow Activator to register when your device is in mid-drop, and when your device has hit the floor. You can assign two separate Activator actions for each.

    In our example, we're assigning toggling the LED flashlight on when the device falls so that if we drop the device in the dark, we can easily see it and pick it up:



    The developer also notes that having the device play a sound when the device falls, or logging when the device drops, are also useful features. You'll be able to hear it if it drops, and you can even have a history of when the device was dropped, so that you know when people are dropping your phone behind your back and not telling you about your potentially damaged iPhone.

    The tweak also adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure the sensitivity of the mid-drop and impact Activator events:



    Since you now have Activator monitoring your device's motion co-processor actively once you set up this tweak, you will use more power, but your battery impact shouldn't be hugely affected. If you want to give this new Activator add-on a try, it's available for free right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository. iOS 7 is required.

    Name: Dropped
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.1.2, Activator
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Milo Darling
    Editor's Rating:  5/5

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    The best action would be to have the hard drive automatically park the heads before impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeStorm View Post
    The best action would be to have the hard drive automatically park the heads before impact.
    What hard drive? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
    What hard drive? lol
    It would be great if this could automatically deploy airbags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
    It would be great if this could automatically deploy airbags.
    Maybe that's a new feature in the Swift programming language lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
    What hard drive? lol
    It's no fun if you kill it with the first reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
    It would be great if this could automatically deploy airbags.
    Actually, with the 6-axis gyro and accelerometer, it's possible that the vibrate motor could engage just enough to spin the phone while in free-fall, to prevent the phone ever landing on its screen. At least, with the old rotational vibrate motors. I might need an extra couple of days on that for the linear vibrate motors in the iPhone 6/6+ ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
    Actually, with the 6-axis gyro and accelerometer, it's possible that the vibrate motor could engage just enough to spin the phone while in free-fall, to prevent the phone ever landing on its screen. At least, with the old rotational vibrate motors. I might need an extra couple of days on that for the linear vibrate motors in the iPhone 6/6+ ;-)
    I think for the vibrator to have any effect, you would need to use your AC adapter from Apple.

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    THIS... this is actually clever. One of those neat little gimmicks I can see being absorbed in a future iOS release.

    Oh, Activator... how I miss thee.
    Reminding you all that YOU'RE YOUR

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