• TypeStatus 2 updated, adds the ability to globally disable sending typing notifications

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    It will default to disabled if you haven't configured it in preferences

    TypeStatus is a tweak by the developer team HASHBANG Productions. It has a long history in the community, going back as far as iOS 5. It's primary feature is to display an indicator over your Status Bar when someone is typing a message to you in the Messages app. This can be super useful when actively trying to keep in touch with someone through iMessage. Originally conceived by Jehf Benjamin when he was at iDownloadBlog, it has enjoyed a lot of notoriety in the community.

    It has been updated to version 2.3, with the added ability to globally disable sending typing notifications, among some other fixes and improvements.

    There are still a lot of users reporting the same bugs, in particular one where the typing/read indicators get stuck in the Status Bar for a time. Unfortunately, the main developer is unable to focus his attention on this at the moment so the fix for that will have to wait. This is the case with a lot of developers within the community. They are people too, and often revenue earned from Cydia tweaks isn't enough to keep the lights on and food on the table.

    It is indeed a great sign that they're releasing updates, as dismayed as some people get with the bugs. At least they haven't let it slip into abandonware territory.

    Here is the full change log:

    • Adds the ability to globally disable sending typing notifications. This is the default setting TypeStatus will use when you haven't explicitly configured this on a contact.
    • Changes the recommended status bar support package to libstatus9 on iOS 9.1+.
    • The issue causing a freeze when opening apps inside folders with Classic Folders installed has been fixed in Classic Folders 2.
    • Updates various translations.

    TypeStatus 2 is free on the BigBoss repository. You may also want to check out the TypeStatus website
    as well. There you can find TypeStatus Plus, and TypeStatus for Mac if thats your 'type' of thing.


    It looks like Kirb is taking a look at the stuck indicator bug.

    "i spent a good hour trying to get TypeStatus to even *repro* the bug of alerts getting stuck. well, there's why it's never been fixed…"
    This article was originally published in forum thread: TypeStatus has been updated, adds the ability to globally disable sending typing notifi started by Josh Pasholk View original post
    Comments 1 Comment
    1. littlelisa63's Avatar
      littlelisa63 -
      Had this a while now...it's nice to see when they are typing back instead off me think you ignorant sod [emoji23] [emoji23]
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