AssistantLove Gets iOS 6 Support, Integrates Google Maps And Grooveshark Into Siri


AssistantLove, one of my favorite jailbreak tweaks has been updated with new features and iOS 6.1 support.

AssistantLove extends Siri’s capabilities by allowing you to use it to control apps such as Spotify, get directions using third-party GPS apps and allow you to enable or disable settings toggles.

One of the major new features in AssistantLove 1.4 is support for Google Maps for iPhone, so you can use Siri to get directions from Google Maps instead of using Apple’s Maps app. AssistantLove already supports other third-party maps applications such as Waze, TomTom, Navigon, Motion-X etc. You can configure the default Maps app via the Settings app (Settings -> AssistantLove).

The update also supports the music streaming service Grooveshark, in addition to Spotify, which will allow you to use Siri to play your favorite music on Grooveshark or Spotify rather than the native Music app. You can configure the default Music app via the Settings app (Settings -> AssistantLove).

One of my favorite features is the ability to enable or disable Settings toggles such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc. using Siri. The update will now allow you to also enable or disable Settings toggle for LTE and 3G.

You can also tell Siri to “turn Flashlight on” and it will promptly switch on the flashlight, which is a lot more useful then struggling to enable it using an app or Notification Center shortcuts in the dark.

You can add aliases for apps via the Settings app (seems a little buggy at the moment), so instead of saying launch Tweetbot, you can add an app alias, which will tell Siri that you want Tweetbot to be launched when you say “launch Twitter”.

Here’s a brief demo of the app in action below :

AssistantLove is available on Cydia for $1.99.

I bet you will start using Siri a lot more after installing AssistantLove, so get it from Cydia and let me know how it goes in the comments.