by Dom Esposito
May 21, 2013
If you’re looking for a quick way to email, message, or call your friends, this new Cydia tweak may be the solution. QuickGestures adds a few Android inspired gestures to your contacts list. These gestures work within the Phone or Contacts app and allow you the swipe across a contact, or long press on it, to invoke certain actions. By default, a left swipe will pull up an SMS or iMessage, a right swipe will initiate a call, and a long press will open a blank email addressed to the contact. When you swipe in either direction, that specific contact will indicate which action will be performed with an icon and a change in color. Check out our video overview below see this tweak in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1789UmihvU0
If you can’t see the above video, please click this link.Within the Settings app, you’ll find plenty of options to customize for QuickGestures. This tweak allows you to reassign the gestures to any of the available actions. There’s also options to hide the alphabetical headers and the search field within the contacts list. Also, if you're having trouble getting the tweak to work properly, there's a toggle to enable "Switch Array Order" which may fix certain contact related issues. Currently, QuickGestures is available in the BigBoss repository for $0.99. At this time, QuickGestures is only compatible with iPhone and iOS 6, but the developer has informed us that support for iPod touch will be coming soon. Check it out and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments. For other great Cydia tweaks check out: How To Force Safari To Always Open Blank Pages Upon Launch, Semi-Restore Allows You To Restore An iOS Device And Keep Your Jailbreak, Cyanide And Happiness Gets The Velox Treatment With Vexplosm.