How to use Google voice recognition with Siri

I prefer using Google’s Search app instead of Siri for couple of reasons, Google’s voice recognition technology does a better job of translating and I also love the way the text is streamed on the fly, so I can quickly figure out if it has translated what I saying correctly.

However, one of the disadvantages of using Google Search is the lack of integration with stock iOS apps like you have with Siri.

A new jailbreak called Googiri has just hit Cydia, which brings the best of both worlds to a jailbroken iPhone and iPad.

It uses Google’s voice recognition feature and sends the result to Siri, which then uses it to display the results within Siri’s UI or talks to stock iOS apps to create a Reminder, find answers to queries through sources like Yelp and WolframAlpha etc.

Here’s how to use the combination of Google Search and Siri:

When you launch Google Search app and ask “What’s the weather,” Google displays the results, if you instead say “Hey Siri, what’s the weather,” the results are displayed by Siri.

In case of system functions like creating a reminder, the tweak will send the request to Siri, so it can create the reminder in the Reminder app.

The tweak also offers a configuration option where you can send all the requests to Siri from Google Search (Settings > Googiri > Send All To Siri). But if you want to select where to send the requests at runtime, then you may want to keep this toggle disabled.

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If you want to go back to Google Search app, all you need to do is press the Home button. Check out the brief demo on how it all works below:

The combination of Googiri, NowNow and Siri makes it the perfect personal assistant for me. And the best part is that Googiri developed by @MattCMultimedia is available for free on Cydia.

Let me know what you think of the tweak in the comments, is it something you have been waiting for?