One thing I’ve always liked about Android is the ability to do voice search and voice-activated commands. On the iPhone, it’s pretty limited to playing music and calling your contacts. But how would you like to take screen shots, open up web pages and more with your iPhone?
A clever hacker by the name of chpwn is making it happen with a new app called VoiceActivator. The only catch is that it works on jailbroken iPhones only, but it seems to work pretty well. I’ll be giving this app a shot myself very shortly. With VoiceActivator, you can program a number of different voice commands which might make your life a little easier. Like Ron Popeil always used to say, “Set it and forget it!” Once your actions are programmed, you activate the Voice Control feature like usual and yap away.
It’s not like the Android version, but it’s better than nothing. And it saves a few extra steps when you want to bring up the icon tray and move to another app, but for actions like taking a screen shot, I can’t imagine activating the voice control and speaking it is actually any easier than hitting the home + sleep/wake button yourself.
Check out how it works below.