I’m Listening: Share your now playing track from anywhere

By , May 6, 2013

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Are you finding that iOS’ options are a bit limited when it comes sharing information about the music you’re currently listening to? If so, then I’m Listening might be the jailbreak tweak for you.

I’m Listening is a recently released tweak on Cydia, and it allows you to customize the various sharing activities available for your currently playing song. The tweak works with the stock Music app, and also plays nice with 3rd party music apps like Spotify. I’m Listening utilizes a variety of methods: gestures in the app switcher, gestures on the Lock screen, and Activator gestures, in order to share your now playing track. Take a look inside for our hands-on video detail…

As mentioned, I’m Listening features several different activation methods, which are shown in the screenshot below. All of the activation methods do the same thing and cause the sharing sheet to pop up from the bottom of the screen.

I'm Listening - Image Activation Methods

Each sharing sheet features a variety of activities that can be enabled or disabled by means of Toggles in the tweak’s preferences. This means that it’s possible to remove the Facebook sharing option if you don’t use Facebook. You can also share to Messages, or copy the I’m Listening text to your clipboard for sharing in unsupported apps.

I'm Listening - Image Activities

I’m Listening features several variables for customizing the textual output that comes with sharing your music. The variables, [TITLE], [ARTIST], and [ALBUM], can be added, omitted, or mixed in with other custom text. The nice thing about this tweak is that you can change around the output text for each activity configured on your phone. That means that you can have your Twitter sharing message say one thing and the Facebook sharing message say something totally different.

I'm Listening - Advanced Settings

For those of you looking forward to taking advantage of some of these advanced settings, there is a handy tutorial section located in the advanced settings section of the tweak’s preferences. Here you can learn all about the various variables, and how best to use them.

I’m Playing is now available for download on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $0.99. There are other tweaks that allow you to do similar things, but if my memory serves me correctly, this is one of the more deeper additions to Cydia that I’ve seen. What do you think?

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  • http://twitter.com/jimbohurt James

    For hashtags to work there can’t be a space, first of all. Secondly, Im Listening? What? Its for sure got to be Now Playing

  • http://twitter.com/Max_Kas Max Kas

    Out of all the social media things people share, what their currently listening to is something I could not care less about.

  • http://kcain.com/ KC

    Sounds like a cool tweak – I’ll have to check it out! Thx!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=829245704 Matthew Cleveland

    Please do not use this. No one cares what you’re listening to.

    • Gorgonphone

      yeah its very unnecessary unless you are a celebrity or a wana be celebrity..llool

  • Tom Canuck

    this is the first one i know of in the default repos that allows you to customize the text, it’s about darn time hah. I was using ActionMenu NowPlaying from moyashi’s private repo, but… i like options so i’ll probably be switching to this

  • http://twitter.com/ChillWill1804 Chill Will

    Will there be support for tweetbot in the near future