Activator 1.9.8 released to public with Apple Watch-oriented features, delays between actions, and much more

Activator 1.9.8

Ryan Petrich has released his massive update to Activator, an update that has been months in the making, to the public. After several beta tests, Activator 1.9.8 is now ready to go, and it brings features like Apple Watch support, event search, pauses between actions, and much more.

If you wish to try out this latest version of Activator, then you can get it free of charge on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Check out the remainder of this post for the incredibly long changelog.

Activator 1.9.8 changelog

  • Add watch connectivity events
  • Add force touch screen left and screen right events
  • Add support for more system ringtones
  • Add “Current Track Changed” event
  • Add “Compose Note” action
  • Add “Local Back” action
  • Add “Battery” settings action
  • Add clear switcher action on iOS 9
  • Add “Answer Call” and “Disconnect Call” actions
  • Add actions for specific pages of the Clock app
  • Add increase and decrease brightness actions
  • Add ability to specify sequence of assigned actions and to add delays between actions
  • Add searching support to the event list
  • New search implementation for iOS 8 and 9
  • Make mail/message/phone actions show assigned contact photo
  • Have multi-touch events cancel touch events by default on iOS 9 (and allow customization of this behavior)
  • Use (unknown) as the action title for contact actions for which the contact has no name
  • Use the more colorful system icons for many actions when running on iOS 9
  • Adjust single press Touch ID event to wait for a second touch before dispatching
  • Override Do Not Disturb when showing banners
  • Allow setting “require unlock to activate” on a per-app basis
  • Use proper mute behavior when volume button is held on iPad
  • Adjust info button style on action list
  • Delay notification and control centers while a swipe in event with an action assignment is pending
  • Adjust behaviour of slide-in from bottom gestures with respect to the notification center
  • Fix notification center coming down when using slide gestures on the lock screen
  • Fix the back action in Facebook, among other apps
  • Fix Usage settings action on iOS 9
  • Fix Facebook icon on iOS 6
  • Present action settings panes correctly when launched from the Settings app on iOS 6
  • Fix eventsAssignedToListenerWithName: API to support compound assignments
  • Back out any icon force touch gestures when an Activator force touch gesture is handled
  • Load event metadata only on first use
  • Avoid loading actions until they’re first requested
  • Reduce code size and memory use at startup
  • Reduce IPC overhead in settings pane
  • Remove unused API support for large action icons
  • Update localizations (thanks translators)

Although this changelog is nowhere near as large as the changelog was for the latest version of Logic Pro (that was insane), this is definitely one of the biggest sets of release notes that I’ve ever seen for a jailbreak tweak.

Activator was already a deep tweak before this update, but 1.9.8 takes it to another level. I think it’s time to open the Activator Academy, a school dedicated to using this wonderful tweak that so many other tweaks rely on. What do you say?