Initiate Activator functions using icon taps with App Activate

By , May 26, 2013

app activator

On its own, Activator is probably one of the most useful jailbreak tweaks available. It allows you to map practically any button or touch gesture to an iOS action. But what makes it really cool is that devs can create their own tweaks to extend its capabilities.

And that’s the case with this next package, by developer rjharris. It’s call App Activate, and it enables you to initiate any of Activator’s actions by double tapping an app icon . So for instance, you could set it so that double tapping the Music icon starts playing music…

Still not quite clear on how it works? Don’t worry, Jeff has a video walkthrough for you:

As you can see, the tweak is very straight forward. Once installed, you can set the apps that you’d like to use within the Settings app. You can pick up to 5 of them, and they can be stock or third party. From there, you just pop into Activator and set up your actions.

I’ve been testing App Activate over the weekend, and so far it’s worked as advertised with no issues. I haven’t found it particularly useful, but I’m still messing around with things. If nothing else, it’s worth checking out. You can find it in the BigBoss repo, for free.

What do you think of App Activate?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.thurmond Justin Thurmond

    App ACtivate > double tap music icon > Bring up Pluck on homescreen

    Almost as good as my idea to have Pluck be in a Velox menu

    • http://www.facebook.com/justin.thurmond Justin Thurmond

      the bummer about this set up though is that when any icon is double tapped, the first tap INEVITABLY opens the app. ended up being kinda of pointless, looking forward to seeing the gestures on the icons being able to be changed!

      • http://www.facebook.com/justin.thurmond Justin Thurmond

        I also am not getting any lag with the icons selected

      • http://twitter.com/aidanharris1 ✪ aidan harris ✪

        For some reason though the music app does open when setting the activator gesture to pluck which is kind of a bummer…

      • http://www.facebook.com/justin.thurmond Justin Thurmond

        i have mine to swipe off of screen to the top and it doesnt open the music app, just pluck anc plays through backgrounding for me

  • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

    This is LaunchOther with support for up to 5 apps….

  • RarestName

    I know that it’s not a problem for most people, but this creates a small Android-like delay when trying to launch the application from the home screen.

    • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

      As stated multiple times in the video…

      • RarestName

        Once, actually.

  • Stephaughn Alston

    Did you use a new mic in this video? Sound different.

  • Malan Raja

    This ‘smidgen of a delay’ is a deal-breaker for me :/

  • Niccolò De Luca

    What’s the tweak that shows some special keys on your keyboard?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diego-Milano/629446773 Diego Milano

      AltKeyboard, though it is yet to be released to the general public.

      • Niccolò De Luca

        Thanks…

  • Namra Muhammad

    It’s free so i will try :)