Prime makes it easier to identify recent calls

By , Apr 24, 2013

Prime

Well respected developers thekirbylover & rvirajm have collaborated on a new tweak, and it’s simple, but very much worth your time. The tweak is called Prime, and it allows you to easily tell the difference between missed calls, incoming calls, and outgoing calls.

By default, the iPhone highlights missed calls with a red font, but outgoing and incoming calls both retain a normal black font. This makes it difficult to quickly eye and identify what type of calls make up your recent calls list. Prime solves this issue by labeling incoming calls with a blue font and outgoing calls with a green font.

Like I said, it’s a simple tweak, but it’s one of the most practical Cydia releases I’ve seen in a while.

Prime Settings

Prime contains a preference panel in the Settings app that allows you to change the color of the date contained in the recent call log. Once the date colors are enabled via the toggle, you can select from a list of 11 different colors. To make the changes take place, simply kill the Phone app and restart it.

Prime Color

I really wish that Prime allowed users to assign specific colors to the missed calls, incoming calls, and outgoing calls as well. Perhaps the duo is holding out for a “pro” version sometime down the line.

Prime Date

Prime is available right now in Cydia’s ModMyi repo. Let me know what you think about it in the comment section below.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/0xSean Sean Ellis

    Awesome tweak.

  • http://twitter.com/warrenskipper Warren Skipper

    This is another great tweak idea! However, of all the things to manually adjust the colors of, why the dates?! Also, with no more black colored calls, I’m guessing your call log will look like a rainbow…

    • http://www.facebook.com/L.Tempris Leviscus Tempris

      Some people like it that way. I like it how it is. I’m usually not worried about anything but the missed calls.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649839720 Raul Henriquez

      The date color is not important it’s just an option. Everything else is necessary because now we can eliminate that blue arrow to see what calls went outbound. I need this info because I use my phone a lot and this is a great tweak for those.

  • http://twitter.com/iD7me Çђąŗįşɱą Şęçŗęţ

    This is my idea you sholud say that Jeff :(

  • sambuzzlight

    this better be implemented in iOS 7 by apple

  • Jeffrey Yeo

    very colourful but i’ll pass

  • Damian W

    Simple and original. This is what we need from Cydia.

  • http://twitter.com/wmacuser William Melendez

    Love it !

  • http://www.techaheadcorp.com/iphone-developer.php TechAhead

    This looks like a great feature and you are correct they might be holding back a pro version behind.

  • gapperonduty

    this has a problem with Facetime. When you placed a Facetime call, there is no caller pic but replaced by a green screen. When the call is answered, the background remains green, and your little face pic does not work.
    Just those little non-working annoyance…hope the dev can fix those..

  • bloodshed

    great, i love it..but why need two respectful devs to change a font color?!..it seems like a simple job, No?
    i’m glad they did, free too :)..and it’s not me to judge their efforts anyways.

    • iospixel

      One with the idea I guess the other extended it. Two minds can be great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.m.simon Stephen Michael Simon

    A great, simple jailbreak tweak that Apple will inevitably “steal” in iOS 7 or (at their rate) iOS 8.

  • Damian Lillard

    This is a must have tweak. I can’t count the times I’ve argued with friends over phone tag, and then been unable to easily prove either party right or wrong by showing our call logs. This will solve the problem!

  • Tom Wolf

    I installed this thing but sadly its not working on ios 7, is there any alternative app like this?