Interactive Notifications

If someone told you that six months ago that quick reply for Messages would be a feature in iOS 8, most people would probably say that it would be the headline feature for the updated OS. But Apple cranked it up a few notches, unveiling new features like Continuity and extensions, and suddenly quick reply no longer seemed like that big of a deal.

But let’s face it, quick reply is still very much a big deal. In fact, it’s such a wanted feature that there have been tons of jailbreak tweaks in the past that have brought some form of quick reply to the table for jailbroken users.

The latest such tweak aims to mimic the quick reply style found in iOS 8 to a close degree. Have a look at our video walkthrough past the break to see Interactive Message Notifications in action.

Once you install Interactive Message Notifications, you can begin using it immediately. In fact, there are no options to configure for the tweak whatsoever.

To use Interactive Message Notifications, swipe down on an incoming banner notification to display a quick reply option that looks strikingly similar to the interface contained within iOS 8.

Interactive Message Notifications is serviceable, but if you’re going to add quick reply functionality by means of a jailbreak tweak, I’d definitely recommend checking out some of the better options out there. Auki, and Sebastien’s favorite, biteSMS, quickly come to mind.

If you’re interested in taking this tweak for a spin, then head over to the BigBoss repo where it can be purchased for $0.99.Β What do you think?

  • Ben

    Typo: “then head oevr”

    • Fixed, thank you

      • Damian

        Sebastien what do you think of the tweak Messages by Ma Jun. it has very natural iOS feel and it is a combination of bitesms and other tweaks.

      • Biscuit

        I’ve used that before but when quick replying from the lockscreen it doesn’t ask for the password, which I find pretty lacking.

      • johnforlakes

        I’ve used that before but when quick replying from the lockscreen it doesn’t ask for the password, which I find pretty lacking.

      • johnforlakes

        Sebastien what do you think of the tweak Messages by Ma Jun. it has very natural iOS feel and it is a combination of bitesms and other tweaks.

      • Damian

        Sebastien what do you think of the tweak Messages by Ma Jun. it has very natural iOS feel and it is a combination of bitesms and other tweaks.

  • Willie

    Auki is much better in my opinion as it is much smoother and it seen quoted integrated to iOS itself too!

    • Qasim

      Doesnt seem to work on 7.1.2

      • Willie

        It works on my 5s on 7.1.2! Not really sure why it doesn’t work with you.

      • Aaron

        Doesn’t work on my 5c on 7.1.2 (fresh JB)

    • Foellarbear

      Works fine on 7.1.2 on iPhone 5

      • j0hn4lakes

        So what, you want a medal or something?

    • Yaclexx

      I like Auki for QR but for QC is pretty slow , it takes to much time to find the person you want to text to.
      in my opinion

      • johnforlakes

        I like Auki for QR but for QC is pretty slow , it takes to much time to find the person you want to text to.
        in my opinion

    • johnforlakes

      Auki is much better in my opinion as it is much smoother and it seen quoted integrated to iOS itself too!

  • Ryan

    Does it work with alerts?

    • johnforlakes

      Does it work with alerts?

  • I like it because it fits in iOS more than auki does, but it’s limited in functionality, so I’ll just keep an eye on it for now.

    • Damian

      Dev plans to add more features.

      • That’s why I’m keeping an eye on it.

      • johnforlakes

        That’s why I’m keeping an eye on it.

      • johnforlakes

        Dev plans to add more features.

      • Damian

        Dev plans to add more features

      • Dan

        Does the dev plan to add more features?

      • Damian

        Yes that’s what he told me

    • johnforlakes

      I like it because it fits in iOS more than auki does, but it’s limited in functionality, so I’ll just keep an eye on it for now.

  • James Gunaca

    Thanks for covering this. I like Auki, but love the native feel better.

    Hopefully lock screen support comes soon to get us by until iOS 8 JB is out.

    • johnforlakes

      Thanks for covering this. I like Auki, but love the native feel better.

      Hopefully lock screen support comes soon to get us by until iOS 8 JB is out.

  • Framboogle

    I think I’ll stick with auki

    • johnforlakes

      I think I’ll stick with auki

  • Mark

    Why doesn’t couria get any love? Works far better than this and it’s free. Also works with pictures.

    • Jeshua Misael Machado

      Couria has never worked for me.Recently I bought an Iphone 4 and couria doesn’t work on it.In every Apple device I own Couria gives me the same result… Doesn’t work on anything I install it. Maybe bad luck? πŸ˜€

      • johnforlakes

        Couria has never worked for me.Recently I bought an Iphone 4 and couria doesn’t work on it.In every Apple device I own Couria gives me the same result… Doesn’t work on anything I install it. Maybe bad luck? πŸ˜€

      • Mark

        Prob a stupid question, but did you enable it in the settings. Its off by default when you install it. I have had no issues on my iphone 4s, 5, 5s, ipad mini and ipad air. It has been in beta since day 1 but I haven’t had any issue at all. It even works well with the fancy tweak.

      • Jeshua Misael Machado

        Yup. I enabled it. used activator, bla bla bla . Everything :/ Couria doesn’t love me, I think.

    • johnforlakes

      Why doesn’t couria get any love? Works far better than this and it’s free. Also works with pictures.

  • R4

    The background turns blue when certain apps are open πŸ˜›

    • johnforlakes

      The background turns blue when certain apps are open πŸ˜›

  • Felipe Queiroz Drumond

    Does it work with Whatsapp?

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Yes It does

      • Felipe Queiroz Drumond

        Thank you, Anmol πŸ™‚

      • johnforlakes

        Thank you, Anmol πŸ™‚

      • johnforlakes

        Yes It does

    • johnforlakes

      Does it work with Whatsapp?

  • William Melendez

    Been using it on IOS 8 and loving this feature. Like it how you can reply from the lock screen too.

    • johnforlakes

      Been using it on IOS 8 and loving this feature. Like it how you can reply from the lock screen too.

  • Nirvana

    I’m with Auki since it can perform on both home and lockscreen

  • Ismail ‘marco’ Azeem

    enough of quick reply to message tweaks, I need quick reply to whatsapp, viber and facebook now since that api will be available on iOS8 i’m hoping bitesms will come up with an option i really wouldnt mind paying for that option a little extra if i have to

    • Anmol Malhotra

      whatsapp quick reply is available with this tweak.. πŸ™‚

      • HoodFlow

        Where did you read that?

      • Anmol Malhotra

        I’m using this tweak for 2 days when it was released and yesterday dev issued an update to it for whatsapp quick reply and he is going to add lockscreen quick reply feature like iOS8 in few days..
        You can check in package description on cydia.

      • HoodFlow

        Can you give me the repo? Which version did you install?

      • Anmol Malhotra

        I bought the official package from BigBoss repo.. version : 0.2-1
        It was released yesterday night with whatsapp integration πŸ™‚

      • Ismail ‘marco’ Azeem

        anyway any chance of Viber integration? or at least facebook?

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Idk.. I think i will mail dev and ask him πŸ™‚ and will reply you here πŸ˜‰

      • Ismail ‘marco’ Azeem

        its super buggy still πŸ™ hope the developer fixes it soon before iOS 8 πŸ™‚

  • 323K137

    What happens when you receive a photo?

    • Inseltraeumer

      Doesn’t seem to be fully supporting receiving photos yet, the photo overlaps with the send button.

  • Mhmd Bassam Nasyr

    not showing what you type on the iPhone 4

  • abdullah575

    why you need to pay for it iOS 8 you get it free ???

    • j0hn4lakes

      Dumbass. You fail at life. You pay for it if you want to use it early on iOS 7 without having to wait for iOS 8.

  • Quick reply is such a no brainer; how come we thought of it before Apple?

    • j0hn4lakes

      Probably because Apple likes to bring out features late then pass it off as new and never been done before. Idiots eat that shit up like it’s gold.

  • Jeshua Misael Machado

    It definitely works well but sometimes there’s a problem when swiping down on an incoming banner notification. well,in my case (usually) instead of showing the quick reply interface it shows Notification center…

  • Turbojacket

    This is so nice to have a tweak like this. I’ve been using BiteSMS for years but it’s become so huge and convoluted since it first started out. It’s nice to see a small tweak to existing messages app rather than a massive overhaul of the messaging system. For the most part, I like Apple Messages as it is. It’s needed this since the beginning.

  • NeftyCorrea

    they should make it compatible with tiny bar . it would be even better : }

  • Preetraj Sidhu

    i installed that but no notification comes of new messages….m using iphone 5s ios 7.1.1

    • Preetraj Sidhu

      reply

  • Preetraj Sidhu

    I just download it in iphone 5s ios 7.1.1
    but message notification did not come

  • Lightning Return

    i thought it would work on fb messenger and textnow πŸ˜› gay

  • ThisGui

    I dont have message previews enable (to avoid snoopers) so when i tap reply it just says “iMessage” it wont show the content..
    Im sticking with Auki.

  • Kasper Ojdanic

    biteyoureapple get all tweks free.

  • Sander Sovrlic

    Is there an all-in-one tweak for quick reply to messages, Viber, WhatsApp and other popular chat apps? That would be very useful to have.