Get Siri to launch apps, do translations, have a conversation, and more with AssistantExtensions for iPhone 4S [jailbreak]

Extend Siri functionality with AssistantExtensions for iPhone 4S [jailbreak]

AssistantExtensions is a jailbreak app for iPhone 4S that greatly enhances what you can do with Apple's Siri virtual assistant, including voice activation, app launching, translation, and more. Developers can even add their own, custom commands via a new plug-in architecture. That means, unlike the limited built-in functionality Apple provides, many more powerful, and interesting, commands become available.

AssistantExtensions bundles a number of commands together, including the ability to send tweets from Siri, and an interesting "chat mode" where Siri loads additional content so she/he can better have a conversation with you (though the server load must be heavy as it frequently experiences time outs).

For even more functionality, AssistantExtensions lets developers create custom commands and tasks using Siri. You can already use AssistantExtensions to access SBSettings to quickly toggle Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, etc. Hopefully more and more jailbreak developers start integrating support.

Out of the box, you can use Siri to activate SBSettings toggles or launch apps without even touching your iPhone -- a great way to increase efficiency when using Siri. The only issues we've noticed with AssistantExtensions are random conflicts with SiriToggles, although other users have seen mixed reports.

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Andrew Wray

Andrew Wray is a Salt Lake City, Utah based writer who focuses on news, how-tos, and jailbreak. Andrew also enjoys running, spending time with his daughter, and jamming out on his guitar. He works in a management position for Unisys Technical Services, a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation.

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I've been using this for a few days now and one issue that I have is that when I ask Siri to tweet something, instead of it composing a tweet for my review (as seen in the video above), it automatically sends the tweet without my final OK. Is there a setting I'm missing?
Other than that small flaw (probably on my end) the tweak works flawlessly. I only wish SOMEONE would activate the "Redial" feature in Siri. That would be awesome!

I've been using an app called MyAssistant from Cydia that also makes Siri more useful. It does cost .99 but it seems to be more functional than AssistantExtensions.

I didin't have good luck with MyAssistant and I haven't found anyone that has been able to get it to work consistently. I'm glad you are among the few, but for my money it better work.

I wonder if anyone can answer this question:
Will either MyAssistant or AssitantExtensions replace the need to create an entire plug-in list if using a siri server for iPhone 4?? Or will i still have to know how to create a plug-in?
I am in the process of creating my own siri server, and I would like to know if I will be able to say more than "What time is it?" by using these extensions