How to assign voice memos to an Activator gesture

By , Apr 12, 2013

Voice Memo Toggle Activator

Whenever you have Ryan Petrich’s beta repo added to your Cydia sources, you’re bound to run into a new surprise from time to time. That’s because the prolific Cydia developer likes to test out some of his new creations on his personal repo before adding them to Cydia.

One of his latest creations is called Voice Memo Toggle for Activator. As its name states, it simply adds the ability to toggle voice memos on or off using an Activator gesture. The memos are taken using the iPhone’s stock Voice Memos app, which makes it only available for the iPhone or iPod touch users. Take a look inside for a few additional details.

Voice Memo Toggle for Activator

Once the package is installed, head over to Settings > Activator, and set an Activator gesture to activate the Voice Memo toggle, which will appear under the Audio section in Activator. Once the gesture assigned to the toggle is invoked, you’ll see the Voice Memos app come into view, and automatically start recording. Once finished, you can hit the stop button on the app itself, or use the Activator gesture again to stop the recording.

Voice Memos

To add Ryan Petrich’s beta repo to your Cydia sources, open up Cydia and go to the Manage tab. From the Manage tab, tap Sources > Edit > Add, and type in the following repo address in the pop-up menu: http://rpetri.ch/repo/

Let me know what you think about the ability to use Voice Memos with Activator in the comments section below.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.liu.7503 Jonathan Liu

    I hope nobody says this is useless as it may be useful for some

    • http://www.facebook.com/micaiah12 Micaiah Martin

      It’s really useful for me. Although I am finding that it doesn’t work on the lockscreen very well.

  • ryanq

    Very useful tweak, really innovative I applaud Ryan can’t wait to see how it evolves

  • tstsr6

    Great idea – I’ll find this very useful! Does anyone know if there’s a tweak to prevent the recordings from stopping when the phone rings, or when certain apps are opened?
    Thanks!

    • Chris

      call bar maybe??? It turns calls into a banner…it shouldn’t stop recordings (in theory lol).

      • tstsr6

        Interesting! I’ll check that out too! Thanks!

      • iospixel

        Any luck? I’d love to be able to record calls with the the I build voice memos app

      • tstsr6

        My intention wasn’t to record calls – it was to be able to record my lectures in one go without incoming calls cancelling the recording. I haven’t had a chance to test it out yet!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    umm if the voice app starts recording in the back ground this will be great…

  • Hamza Munir

    not so useful at all :P

  • SweKiwi

    Great if you need to “bust” somebody

  • smorkingapple

    Very useful at work when you want to capture a conversation quickly without pulling out phone and going thru app selection, app loading, click record, etc. Can be very discreet