Dial A Number To Launch An App Or A Function On iPhone And iPad With AppDialer [Jailbreak Tweak]

Another day, another tweak from the ingenious minds of the developers. The one we’re going to feature for you today is one of those that simply cannot be missed.


AppDialer, developed by iolate, allows you to initiate any iPhone function or launch any application simply by dialling in a combination of numbers on the app’s dialer, or by drawing a pattern on its Android-mimicking connect-the-dots. Once you set your activation method, the dialer/Androids-esque screen appears, and by entering a number or pattern, your app or function will promptly be activated, no need to sweep through pages or do tedious tasks.

It puts a new spin on the traditional activation methods such as swipe, pinch, double-tap etc. which have become rather mundane for some. There’s no limit to the amount of apps and functions that can be activated in this way – but be sure to remember them all!

Unlike many Cydia apps and tweaks seen on a daily basis, AppDialer is both productive and fun, making it uber-simple to keep tabs on your favorite apps while inducing a certain amount of enjoyment and sophistication to boot.

Having personally previewed the app, I can confirm that it works as advertised. Here are a couple of screenshots showing off how it looks like when its up and running on your iPhone or iPod touch:

Using the AppDialer settings page (which is integrated into the Settings app, so no SpringBoard icon),  I assigned "222" to activate or indeed deactivate my Wi-Fi connection. After launching the app using my preferred activation method, I simply typed in "222" and hit the call button, and hey, presto! No more Wi-Fi.

AppDialer is completely free over at the BigBoss repo, which will be in your Cydia source list unless you’ve manually deleted it.

In order to begin using this pretty awesome tweak, you will of course need a jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. You can follow our step by step guide posted here to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 4.3.5 using Redsn0w (or PwnageTool), or on iOS 4.3.3 usingRedsn0w, PwnageTool, Sn0wbreeze & JailbreakMe (that last one being the easiest).

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