There is no doubt that one of the best selling points of the iPhone 4S is the speech-controlled virtual assistant Siri. Since the new iPhone was released, Siri has been getting tons of attention from the media. And now that the iPhone 4S has been jailbroken, Siri is still pretty much the star of the show as it now attracts the attention of jailbreakers everywhere. Now here's a new Cydia tweak that aims to increase the capabilities of Siri into new heights.
If you have ever used Siri, you will know that its capabilities are quite limited. But now that the 4S is jailbroken, you will now be able to improve Siri even more just by installing a jailbreak tweak called AssistantExtensions by iOS developer K3A. It doesn't have a lot of features on its own, but this MobileSubstrate tweak will enable other developers to create extensions for Siri, thus providing unlimited potential to the software. It does include a few built-in commands.
From AssistantExtensions Page:
- System commands: tweet, launch applications, set brightness, etc…
- Toggle commands: taking full advantage of SBSettings, those will allow you to list and turn on/off any SBSettings toggle installed on your iPhone
- Chat box: have a deep conversation with Siri, beyond the scope of what Siri currently does
Again, this is just the framework that will enable people to create their own extensions for Siri, provided that you have a fair knowledge of Objective-C. As of now, there is one extension listed at the page that allows users to search YouTube using Siri. This is just barely scratching the surface folks and you can trust that tons of extensions will be popping up everywhere. AssistantExtensions is currently available at the BigBoss repo for the fair price of nothing. So if you want to extend Siri's functionalities, we recommend that you download this tweak because a lot of good stuff is about to come.
You know the drill, before you can download and install AssistantExtensions, you will obviously need to have a jailbroken iPhone 4S. First you will need to download the Absinthe Jailbreak Tool. For instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 4S on Mac using Absinthe, refer to our Jailbreak iPhone 4S Guide for Mac or for Windows users, you can read our Jailbreak iPhone 4S Guide for Windows. [via iDownloadBlog]