NowNow lets jailbroken iPhones use Google Voice Search instead of Siri

NowNow lets jailbroken iPhones use Google Voice Search instead of Siri
For those of you out there who aren't all that big on Siri, or maybe you're on one of the unlucky iOS devices that hasn't been blessed with the voice command app, this could be a good one for you. A new app for jailbroken iPhones called NowNow will allow you to set Google Voice Search in place of Siri.

Of course, this does come with its own limitations. Google is obviously not allowed to hook into the hardware and software in iOS like Siri, so you won't have access to setting reminders, sending messages, etc. (unlike alternative voice command options on Android). NowNow is just going to give you easy access to Google Voice Search, but, if you're on an older iOS device that doesn't have Siri, that's still an upgrade. 

You need to have a jailbroken iOS device in order to install NowNow, because it's found in the Cydia App Store. Another thing to be wary of here is that NowNow requires you also install another Cydia app called Activator, which has a troubling reputation as a resource hog. Those issues aside, once you install NowNow, you'll be able to map Google Voice Search to a number of shortcuts including various interactions (long press or multi-click) with the Home button. 

source: CNet

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13 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

nice :) but I don't jailbreak the phone anyway will wait the google official announce :)

2. mydi.maus unregistered

now now =Google 100% iphone

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I have this on my iPad 3.. Works well :-)

6. random1204

Posts: 28; Member since: May 26, 2010

...are you kidding? From the Video: "The only downfall is that you have to have the Google Search App installed" I mean, it does make sense, that to use Google Now in a different way, you have to have it INSTALLED. Like, for real, who is THAT stupid...? Edit: I forgot he's got an iPhone... :/

7. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Wait I'm confused with what now now does as activator already does this without now now. I have it set up on my iphone 4 like that.

8. hiBreed

Posts: 90; Member since: May 29, 2012

iPhone just keeps stealing from android (even though it ain't apple this time around), at this rate, dual boot on iPhone with android won't shock me

9. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Nice way of promoting the Nintendo Wii in your avatar there :-)

11. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 2012

So, Apple users What are you waiting for. Go and jailbrake your iPhone,

12. thelegend6657 unregistered

Why on my iDevice google search app dont talk back to me ?

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