Hipjot developer creating jailbreak tweak for his Swype-style keyboard

By , Jan 23, 2014

hipjot keyboard

Earlier this month, we told you about a note-taking app called Hipjot that featured a Swype-style keyboard. The app was ok, but the keyboard garnered considerable attention, with many commenting that they wished they could make it their default in iOS.

Well we have some good news this evening. The developer of Hipjot, Yose Widjaja, is working on turning his keyboard into a jailbreak tweak so that it can be used natively. Speaking in a Reddit thread, Widjaja says he’s made getting into Cydia a top priority…

Here’s his initial post to ‘It would be great having this keyboard become native’ in r/jailbreak:

“Greetings, developer here.

I’ve got a lot of questions related to jailbreak though — like will that make Apple think I stole their sweetroll, i.e put me on a bad standing with them? I would love for this keyboard to be adopted anywhere it’s possible though. The app is probably a limiting factor, because it’s quite cryptic. I use it everyday but I guess people will probably still find them confusing.

Anyways, help on moving this to cydia would be appreciated, as I look into it.”

As the thread went on, Widjaja asked a number of questions and responded to several comments, and the outcome seems to be that he’s decided to make a go at turning his Hipjot keyboard into a jailbreak tweak. But other than that, few details are known.

For those who missed it, here’s a video of the keyboard in action:

Now we’ve seen something like this before, called TouchPal, which integrated a Swipe-esque keyboard into iOS. However, if I recall correctly, it didn’t work that well as a full-on keyboard replacement. This keyboard lets you type and use gestures with both hands.

So when will the Hipjot tweak be available? First of all, we’re not sure exactly what it’s going to be called, but the developer says that it shouldn’t take him more than one or two weeks (he says that’s him being conservative). And we absolutely cannot wait to try it out.

What do you think about all of this? Would you use such a tweak?

Thanks Anders!

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  • DanielMaciasJr

    It’s the tweak we’ve all been waiting for!.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Nope! Still waiting for Springtomize 3 which I want much more than a keyboard ;)

      • iPT MSTR

        Same. Its releasing next week!!!1

      • DanielMaciasJr

        Definitely can’t wait for Springtomize 3. But there’s never been a true native Swype-style tweak. Both coming within a couple weeks?. Sign me up!.

      • 0ʇılouɐɯ

        It’s already out…:P

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        It wasn’t out when I made the comment but thanks for letting me know it’s out. Downloading it right now…

  • filter351

    Wish I could type that fast.

  • suraj baliga

    Oh my god i would pay anything to have that keyboard as my default keyboard!

  • Inseltraeumer

    Will languages other than Englisch be supported?

    • Litchy

      Would be awesome but I don’t think so… as specially not right at the beginning

  • Mohamed Nasser

    Iswipe keyboard is perfect it just needs to have a on/off switch

  • Ahmed AA

    Ikeywi + hipjot = Best keyboard

  • Adrian D.

    Yes yes yes!!!

  • David Hvilivitzki

    Hebrew support ?

  • Abbas

    I missed “swype” on Android, but not anymore. looking forward to it. also guys does anyone know if Apex tweak is going to be updated for IOS7 ?

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Add the repo wynd07 .appspot.com/r7

      To do this go to the ‘Manage’ tab and select ‘Sources’. Then select ‘Edit’ and then ‘Add’.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Once you’ve done the above you can then install iSwipe keyboard:

      • Paz Ben Arzi

        What is the name of your font?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Asenine – iphoneruler .net/2009/04/asenine-font.html

      • Derik Stroisch

        work really well actually. i can still use swipeselect pro too which is awesome. just had to change cursor swiping to the spacebar.

      • HiGhGuY

        Hey aidan, assuming that screenshot is of iOS 7? how did you get the signal bars to replace the ugly dots?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        It’s part of the Ayecon theme by Surenix

    • Mike Colacone Saal

      Apex is being updated, hopefully by the end of the month. @a3tweaks posted a photo about 2 weeks ago of Apex on iOS 7.. I am waiting for it as well!

  • mwpitt52

    I think the developer will make more money from Cydia so who cares what Apple thinks!

    • Sean Clark

      Doubt it. 90% will pirate it like every other tweak. :/

      • Jonathan

        When I saw Springtomize 2 had a 92% piracy rate, I wanted to kick each of their rear-ends. With a spike on shoe.

  • Duffy

    Stoked!

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    So pumped for this! Gonna practice with the app before it comes out. The app itself is confusing as hell but the keyboard has loads of potential! Can’t wait!

  • Mike Colacone Saal

    the video at the end shows “my nudes” lololol

  • Rafael Romero

    I really need AltKeyboard for ios7!!!

  • http://sciencedem.blogspot.com editor

    Interesting keyboard; just d/l’d the app; still trying to figure out how to use it; gonna take some practice….

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      App itself is confusing as hell, but the keyboard is basically a swype one. Lots of potential

  • sjah07

    This is kind of funny for me: I actually bought this app yesterday to try the keyboard (loved it!) and emailed the dev to ask if he had considered creating a jailbreak tweak. He got back to me within 2 minutes to say that yes, he was working on it!

    Working on cydia tweak right now – seems like it’s going to be one
    complicated task.

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      Hmm well hopefully it’s done soon. He said 1-2 weeks and hopefully that’s true.

      • Timeathea Walker

        finalllyyyyyy!!!! so excited

  • Mike Colacone Saal

    I bought the application, it disables swipe selection.

  • jonbennett

    Yes! Yes! Please. Will gladly pay for this!

  • Sheraz Chaudhary

    How do i get the look of keyboard which is given above in introduction ?