With the release of iPhone 4S and the groundbreaking Siri technology it is no wonder, and no surprise that whisper, and rumors are continuously being heard regarding a solution, and the release of a new Sir port. These ports have been rumored to have the technological capability to allow older generation devices to make use of few of the newer advancements; such include a voice activated phone assistant. While there have been both hits and misses when it comes to the actual operation of such a port, as many turn out to be a GUI port that mimics Siri. But on the other hand it is noteworthy that their have also been genuine and actual hacks to achieve Siri like usability, but quite sadly the distribution of these files to masses require some illegal file distribution.
So what do you do when you want Siri, and don’t have an iPhone 4S? Sadly, nothing can be done yet, not until either Apple decides to extend its Siri project to older devices, or the prodigal hackers find a legal way to distribute their solutions. Of course while Siri might be unreachable, other solutions have started to pop up. One such solution comes from Arpad Goretity (a.k.a H2C03). Arpad has recently developed an Automatic Diction tweak via the Big Boss repository to Cydia. It is once again worth noting that these are not meant to replace Siri. Even the description by the developer is that it provides Siri like emulation with an ease of use that comes with user defined Activator gestures.
The Automatic Diction tweak in itself provides the part-solution by allowing the user to begin diction, share, or post to Facebook, and/or twitter, copy text to pasteboard and allow the sending of text messages by setting User defined Activation modules.
Here’s a demo put up by our comrades at iDownloadBlog:
This excellent tweak is available on the Big Boss Cydia repository now, completely free of charge. What is more, the source code of the whole tweak is available, again free of charge, at the developer’s github page. Of course one little catch to using this tweak is that you must have a jailbroken iPhone to use it.
Farrukh Zafar is the inside-out gadget guy at Simonblog. You can always reach him at Twitter.com/fariZafar