Activator gains scheduled actions in 1.8 RC release

By , Jun 30, 2013

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Jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich has been extremely busy lately, adding new features to his Activator tweak. In this month alone, he’s seeded beta updates that add flick icon gestures, custom email events and shutter actions, and collapsible menus.

And as you’ve probably guessed by now, Petrich posted another new version of Activator this weekend. This time the update, which brings the tweak to version 1.8 RC, includes the ability to schedule standard actions in iOS to occur at certain times…

The new scheduling feature can be found in the ‘Custom Events’ menu, once you’ve updated to Activator 1.8. You can access this menu by opening the tweak, from either the Home screen icon or via the Settings app, and tapping the ‘Edit’ button.

Once the Custom Events pane is open, you’ll find the new Scheduled option located at the bottom of the menu. Tapping it will open up a New Event window where you can set the day and time you want your action to happen. Tap ‘Save’ to create it.

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Now you’ll be able to set this new custom event to complete any task in Activator. To test it, I set a scheduled event for this afternoon at 1:13 PM to press Play in the Music app, and found it to work as advertised. I’m sure you can find better uses for it.

Activator, before Ryan Petrich started adding all of these new features, was a solid tweak. But with these new additions, he’s taking it to a whole new level of power and productivity. I can’t wait to see what developers do with all of these new tools.

As aforementioned, version 1.8 is a Release Candidate, meaning it’s not completely stable yet. But if you’d like to check it out, you can do so by adding Petrich’s repository: http://rpetri.ch/repo/ to your Cydia sources. And yes, of course, it’s free.

Hat tip to iFans for the heads-up

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  • iosPixel

    My only gripe is if I go to iOS 7 I’d have to do without it :(

    • charlie feathers

      Then stay.

  • Jason

    iOS 7 is becoming a bit less exciting already. With iOS 7 Theme, plus all the jailbreak tweaks I wouldn’t trade in till there is a jailbreak for iOS 7. There sounds like there might be one pretty soon out of the gate though which is great.

    • LeMerlot

      I second Jason. Without JB iOS7 isn’t attracting me enough to give my more than 100 soo useful and beloved JB tweaks up.

  • Shiios Avila

    I want to schedule it to automatically set my alarms or to change my wallpaper every interval. But I doubt It can do that yet. Nice update though.

  • Imahottguy

    One feature I would LOVE would be for macro support. Suppose at 1:13PM on Sundays I would like to disable cleverpin, dim the screen with dimmer darken, quit all apps and disable wifi and location services. Clearly that is a bit much but I would like to be able to create a list of actions that occur when I press a button or swipe something. That would work hand-in-hand with scheduled events and even the recent email events as well.

    • iosPixel

      Nice. A macro invoked with a custom gesture for a system and cache clean up, delete message strings and attachments, remove all alarms that I’ve set up for no good reason (initiate iCleaner?) followed by a reboot. Yes please.

      • Imahottguy

        I know, right!? :D

  • Johnny G Favorite

    Will installing the beta requires me to uninstal activator?

    • http://www.blackberry.com/ Bobby McBobson

      no

    • 3aloo1

      no i don’t think so

  • charlie feathers

    I’m really happy to see so many new features being added to Activator! One of the top reasons to Jailbreak. Love it! Thanks Mr. Petrich. : )