So I was messing around with Ryan Petrich’s VoiceKeys tweak a while ago, and stumbled upon a revelation: The tweak’s proximity sensor feature, coupled with my BookBook case makes for an almost iPad 2 imitating Smart Cover feature for the iPhone.
In a nutshell, I decided it would only be right to record the functionality that I inadvertently stumbled upon, with the hopes of coercing someone in the jailbreak community to take this project head on.
What we need, is jailbreak tweak that allows one to activate the proximity sensor anywhere, in any app, not just in the Phone app (or in this case, the Messages app). Check inside for a video demonstration of the iPhone Smart Cover concept in action, along with a call to arms to any jailbreak developer who wishes to take this project on…
This works, because the aforementioned VoiceKeys tweak allows for the proximity sensor to be active while in the Messages app. That’s how I happened to stumble upon the Smart Cover-esque functionality while using my BookBook case.
What we need, is a jailbreak tweak that simply allows you to activate or deactivate the Proximity sensor on a whim. This would allow the phone to sleep and awaken when opening and closing the BookBook case.
I know there are a lot of BookBook owners out there that would probably like to see such a thing. What do you think? Think something like this would be handy to have?
Note: Sorry about the choppy sound. Looks like there may have been an issue with post production interference.
Note 2: So yesterday, I was sent a tweet with a link to Screendimmer With Proximity, a beta jailbreak tweak, that does exactly what I described above. It works exactly as described, and works extremely well with the BookBook case. That being said, it will most likely drain your battery fast if you keep it on all the time. Check out this video demonstration below of it in action:
What do you think? If you want to try it, you can add this repo: http://cydia.r-rill.net to your Cydia sources. Keep in mind that this is beta, so use it at your own risk. Special thanks to @_Yllier_ & @saudumm for being so quick to respond on this.