1. Paul Daniel Ash's Avatar


    The developer behind a number of popular Cydia titles is getting ready to release a new voice control tweak that greatly extends native iOS functionality. Grant (@chpwn) Paul, who developed ProSwitcher with @Ryan Petrich, is previewing his upcoming VoiceActivator tweak via a YouTube video he's posted on Twitter.

    Many people who have used Voice Control on the iPhone have noticed the severe limitations of the app. If you want to do anything more than make voice or FaceTime calls, listen music or find out what time it is, Voice Control isn't going to be much help to you. What VoiceActivator does is give you a speech interface to @rpetrich's Activator, so you can use voice commands to do any action that Activator supports, like launching apps and opening webpages. In the video, @chpwn shows off how you can use VoiceActivator to take a screen shot.

    It's only been a little over a month since @chpwn asked people if they'd be interested in such an app, so the response was apparently good enough to motivate him. Much as the ProSwitcher app presaged iOS 4 multitasking, this tweak might be a preview of things to come: Apple has been hiring top voice recognition talent and may be adding functionality like this to future versions of iOS. jailbreakers, as usual, won't have to wait that long: @chpwn says he hopes VoiceActivator will be up on Cydia this week.

    Source: Twitter
    2011-01-30 05:53 PM
  2. chizzle187's Avatar
    wow i havent been this excited for a release in a long time , cant wait !
    2011-01-30 05:58 PM
  3. DNAlex's Avatar
    I want I want
    2011-01-30 06:04 PM
  4. theomer's Avatar
    can honestly say I'm excited!!!!
    2011-01-30 06:06 PM
  5. IXAdamOwnzXI's Avatar
    Never really used voice control, wasn't accurate enough for me and I feel embarrassing in public. But this is definitely great news.
    2011-01-30 06:13 PM
  6. z3r01's Avatar
    Useful , gonna check this out
    2011-01-30 06:15 PM
  7. dysfunction's Avatar
    Hopefully there will be more functionality in the future, such as the ability to add calendar events ("Add event 'Party' at 'Bob Smith home' at '8PM on Thursday'").
    2011-01-30 06:16 PM
  8. norfskate's Avatar
    speakable items ftw

    :-)
    2011-01-30 06:17 PM
  9. iPhoenix3g's Avatar
    very nice idea
    2011-01-30 06:19 PM
  10. Thenextkiller's Avatar
    as usual excellent
    Am firin ma lasah
    2011-01-30 06:22 PM
  11. Ticko's Avatar
    wow actually a USEFUL cydia app for once..cant wait...!
    2011-01-30 06:23 PM
  12. Carlos's Avatar
    Apple needs to go head and make a 64GB iPhone 5 with Dual chips and at least 10 -15 of cydia's top tweaks instead of stealing hacker ideas bit by bit, just say f**k it, and take like 10-15 ideas at once.....

    And also make theming part of the phone....

    That would be ideal....and stop alot of jailbreaks, since that's there main goal....though id still probably jailbreak....lol

    My Fav Tweaks:

    1. Barrel
    2. AndroidLock XT
    3. DeepEnd
    4. GraviBoard
    5. InfiniDock
    6. SleepFX
    Last edited by Carlos; 2011-01-30 at 08:26 PM.
    King Los aka Los Ninyo
    2011-01-30 06:39 PM
  13. j.eck.art.3d's Avatar
    I feel like the community has finally started to innovate again. The past year has felt like it's just been theme release after theme release after theme release (with few exception). I am happy to see that the sleeping giant is waking.
    2011-01-30 06:44 PM
  14. ronfin44's Avatar
    Great looking tweak, but Jesus, lose the stupid music on the video! You can barely hear what he's saying. It's a voice app demonstration. I'd like to hear what you're saying, not hear some retarded music.
    Your an ignorant moron!
    fail
    2011-01-30 06:47 PM
  15. z3r01's Avatar
    wow actually a USEFUL cydia app for once..cant wait...!
    Their are tons of useful apps on Cydia
    2011-01-30 06:52 PM
  16. Silverado87's Avatar
    Holy ****. Now this is a friggin breakthrough
    2011-01-30 06:52 PM
  17. DJ NiveK's Avatar
    Finally
    2011-01-30 07:04 PM
  18. alexevo's Avatar
    Hopefully there will be more functionality in the future, such as the ability to add calendar events ("Add event 'Party' at 'Bob Smith home' at '8PM on Thursday'").
    This guy hit the nail on the head. That would be f'in great!

    Alas...this is Apple and we might not see that functionality as stock for another few years so a Cydia add-on is definitely what we need.
    2011-01-30 07:09 PM
  19. steve-z17's Avatar
    Moving forward! I'm looking forward to the day when Apple releases voice to text on the iPhone! I think they would do a tremendous job with it, just like multi-tasking and copy/paste.
    Last edited by steve-z17; 2011-01-31 at 04:40 AM.
    2011-01-30 07:13 PM
  20. satointl's Avatar
    chpwn, you are the shizzle!
    2011-01-30 07:19 PM
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