Auki updated with new features and new developer API

By , Jul 8, 2014

Auki 1.3

Our favorite quick reply-enabling jailbreak tweak has been updated with quite a few new features, a brand new developer API, bug fixes, and much more. Auki version 1.3 is a fairly large update, the first of such since the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 7.1.x was released.

Designer Surenix and developer Benno provided us with a preview copy of Auki 1.3, and we’ve been testing it out for the last few hours. Have a look inside to see what’s new.

Here is the full changelog for Auki 1.3:

  • New swipe back to read 3 previous messages
  • New security mode (disable quick reply from lock screen)
  • New APIs for developers to present auki with pre-filled attachment images or recipients
  • Ability to compose new emails and numbers not assigned in contacts
  • Light keyboard with light mode and dark keyboard with dark mode
  • Auto-corrections and shortcuts when sending message
  • More status bar awesomeness
  • Updated Russian and Chinese translations
  • Added Japanese translation

My favorite thing about this new update, beside the awesome potential of the developer API, is the ability to read 3 previous messages using swipe gestures on the quick reply interface. One of my biggest gripes about Auki is the fact that it doesn’t provide you with any real context of the ongoing conversation. The new swipe back to read feature helps to solve that issue.

Be sure to watch our video walkthrough of Auki 1.3 above. Once you do, sound off down below in the comments with your thoughts and observations. Auki 1.3 should be available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo any second now.

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  • http://www.mtscollective.com Mario

    I wonder if you intentionally worded the title of the post to give the impression that the update was available immediately, ’cause it did. Can’t wait!

    • Lance Baker

      Same here. I went to cydia to update. Wah-Wah.

  • Da_Womb_Raider

    What does it look like when the previous text is more than a one word response though? Does it just cut off?

    • Lance Baker

      I think the window expands to show the whole (or a majority if it’s crazy long) message. I saw it on the developers Twitter.

  • Tommy Gumbs

    The tweak seems awesome. To late for me though. At this point I’ll just wait for iOS8.

    • kron1k 

      Enjoy quick repyl without compose

      • mlee19841

        quick compose and also to see the last 3 messages sent by the sender is what will kill the simple reply option from apple.

  • David Hvilivitzki

    BiteSMS

  • rockdude094

    Idk about you guys but this tweak is better than what iOS 8 offers

    • mlee19841

      sure is. ios 8 will only have the quick reply option.

  • jgr627

    Only tweak worth installing, no disrespect to the jb community

    • mlee19841

      lol. what other tweaks do u use? any or just auki?

      • jgr627

        I jail broke my 5s on 7.1.1 the other day for the fist time since I got it last year when it was released. I have yet to even install auki, but that is the only tweak I will install on my phone. Stock iOS has gained so many featured over the years I don’t see the point to jail braking any more

  • Mike M. Powell

    Finally I tweeted him bout the API that limited quick compose with Lockinfo7!!! I am ready for this update!! >:O

  • Tavish

    Is there an option for the screen to auto dim when replying from lock screen? That’s a feature that I love about bite.

  • Ismail ‘marco’ Azeem

    include whatsapp and viber quick reply and im sold

  • Brian 

    Wow, I’m pretty sure everyone ran to Cydia just to be disappointed. Be more clear next time.

    • James Gunaca

      It was clear…only if you watched until the end of the video!

  • iUpdateOS

    Still waiting for iPad support…

    • Mike M. Powell

      It works on my iPad mini w/RD 7.1.2 O_o

      • http://youtube.com/iupdateos iUpdateOS

        Really?

      • Mike M. Powell

        yeah man :O

  • James Gunaca

    Jeff, why you no use contact pics?

  • Rob_Huska

    I am considering buying this now, but I find it hard to justify when it will be (mostly) obsolete when iOS 8 arrives… I mean is it really that much better than iOS 8’s implementation? Why?

    Help me decide if it is worth it, please!

    • Straw hat

      Yes because iOS 8 doesn’t have the quick compose feature, which auki has.

    • Agru

      Couria man, couria

      • Rob_Huska

        The scrolling thing that couria does when you open a message bugs me… It looks like it starts at the top of all of the messages and auto scrolls to the newest message. Does anyone else see that happening?

      • Agru

        Yes I do, not every single time, just when it feels like doing it. Lol

    • Surenix

      I can guarantee you auki is here to stay with iOS 8.

      • Rob_Huska

        Well, I just bought it seconds before this reply! And I have liked pretty much everything else you have been part of in the jailbreak community.

        But it sounds like you have plans…. Anything you want to hint at? ;-)

      • Surenix

        We want to make auki feel as native as possible on iOS (8) with all its amazing features ;)

      • mlee19841

        hopefully we will be able to disable the ios 8 quick reply and replace it with auki..

      • Rafael Castillo

        Is there anyway to get Auki to work with Whatsapp? I know Whatsapp can be…hostile towards tweaks like this, but I meant something perhaps private/not -publicly- sold? I’d gladly pay for it. :)

        (I’m not a tweak expert, but I assume it’d be hard, no?) I’ve bought several of your tweaks/follow you on twitter.

  • Jon20

    I think they need to add a “Favorite Contacts” list in the QR/QC window like BiteSMS. That would make this tweak complete. I mostly text the people in my favorites list and I think it’s ridiculous that I have to search for all those contacts when I want to QC when they can easily be put on a favorite list. Other than that, I think the tweak is good but my default is always BiteSMS cause of this. We shall see…

    • Damian

      Also add recently texted contact to stay in the new compose window just like it is done in bite

      • Jon20

        Agreed

      • Damian

        I emailed the developer about this issue and he tried to tell me that it is so easy to type name and find your contact each time you open compose window.

        I am surprised he gave me such a “dumb” answer trying not to understand how good this feature is

      • Jon20

        And that is why BiteSMS will remain #1. With answers like that. You have to be open to suggestions and see what gives the best user experience. I gave it a chance but those little things were just the game changer for me. Oh well…maybe they’ll get it in later updates.

      • Damian

        As a matter of fact I have trouble finding the right contact because I have ten people witH the same name… So yeah it is not that easy

  • CAS

    I just want a Whatsapp Quick Reply…

    • Sachmach29

      Interactive Message Notifications.

      • Rafael Castillo

        Does IMN work with Whatsapp? I installed it a few days ago and it wouldn’t even work on my 5s. :(

      • Sachmach29

        Yes.

  • rene verdalet

    does it works with whatsapp?

    • Siddharth Desai

      No

    • Surenix

      Not yet.

      • HoodFlow

        When can we expect an update with WhatsApp integration?

      • Surenix

        We need to do more research.

  • pablo

    BiteSMS vs Auki…. BiteSMS has more options!

    • Surenix

      Quantity doesn’t equal quality ;)

      • mlee19841

        exactly. some people might not want all the options that bite has. with auki u get to keep the stock app plus get some useful features.

  • mike

    I personally would like to see the devs add a toggle for Stealth Mode that is separate from Silent Mode. There are certain conversations I’d like to filter out of the “read receipts” while keeping others active.

  • -= J$@ =-

    Does this tweak have a ‘dismiss as read’ button (without having to reply) like bitesms? I went back to bitesms for this reason…

    • Surenix

      Quick Tip: Tap and hold “Cancel” button to mark as read.

      • -= J$@ =-

        Ok, cool…thanx 4 the tip!

      • Brian 

        Could you PLEASE clarify what “status bar awesomeness” refers to. I am going crazy trying to figure out what it means I haven’t noticed anything.

      • Damian

        I would like to know that too. Status bar did not change at all for me

      • Surenix

        auki now shows the bigger status bar when you reply on Lock Screen with time in the middle.

  • Jamie

    I like messages+

  • Urzo

    How well does this work alongside Bitesms?

  • DSN1138

    One thing I like about Bitesms is that when you select a theme it themes the whole mesages app. I really wanna use auki but I cant stand looking at the white messages app I want it all black ! Any suggestions ? Can I theme the messages app separately ?

    • d-roq

      Messages Customizer

  • Hac

    hm… auki 1.3 made my iphone crashed many times a day… :(

    how can i switch back to 1.2 :((

  • burninggundam16

    My phone is still sending pictures sideways when using Quick Reply/Quick Compose…Any suggestions? iPhone 4S 7.1.2

  • burninggundam16

    My phone is still sending pictures sideways when using Quick Reply/Quick Compose…Any suggestions? iPhone 4S 7.1.2