Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jailbreak Apps - Voice Control

Given my last post generally discussing the iPhone - I would like to support it's potential.

Here is an awesome feature that I think could be GREATLY improved.

Voice control. 

Maybe this is something that only a few people like - I love it because it's really useful (and safer) when you're driving. Well it's just gotten better - but not thanks to Apple.

There is a fantastic app in Cydia (the jailbreak app store) called VoiceActivator. Very cool app because it expands upon what Apple has basically built into the phone. It makes voice control customisable.

To make this application more useful you can change the way you activate Voice Control instead of holding down the home button for an hour (more like 4s) well there is a jailbreak App that allows you to change the way you do things on your phone such as load Voice Control or change the way unlock your lock screen (i.e. I now load Voice Control by swiping left on my status bar - much quicker). By the way that app is called Activator.

So, if you are a lover of Voice Control, you can now type in the command (i.e. Camera or Note are two that i have) and you can make an application launch or lock your home screen, load contacts or load your keypad ready to type in a number or activate (or deactive) 3G, Wifi, Airplane mode etc. etc. etc.

Hopefully you can see the customisability that I do with this app. And believe me it's not Apple doing the work.

Until next time!

1 comment:

  1. If you have to press a button to speak you might as well press 2 buttons to launch the app imo