1. rosenstar's Avatar
    Looking for something similar to activator, accept with a dialog box.

    Ideally, I'd swipe across the status bar, and instead of just SBSetttings (or whatever else comes up) a dialog box comes up (without having to unlock or exit out of the current app) with user defined choices.

    So for example, I swipe across the status bar and a dialog box appears. The first option in the dialog box is BiteSMS quick compose, the next is qtweeter, after that is iWhiteBoard, and then an SBSettings button. To compose a text, I hit the BiteSMS button. To open SBSettings, I press that button, etc.

    Does that make sense? Are there any apps like this available? Anything that could work together with activator to accomplish this? I like that I can access an app from any place on my phone (with activator), but since I only have about 4-5 things that I'd want to 'quick-activate', I'd rather have one action that brings up a menu, as opposed to 4-5 different actions.
    08-01-2011 10:33 AM
  2. Massie's Avatar
    I love this idea...you should try asking the dev about it on Twitter: Ryan Petrich (rpetrich) on Twitter
    08-01-2011 12:58 PM
  3. rosenstar's Avatar
    I love this idea...you should try asking the dev about it on Twitter: Ryan Petrich (rpetrich) on Twitter
    Thanks! Happy you liked the idea. Can't speak for everyone else, but I'd definitely drop a couple bucks on an app that can do this. I'll tweet at Ryan.
    08-01-2011 01:25 PM
  4. Massie's Avatar
    One word of advice: be sure you're clear about wanting a list of choices and not multiple activations...someone else asked him about using Activator to enable multiple things at once and he was decidedly against it: https://twitter.com/rpetrich/status/97630416281944064
    08-01-2011 05:12 PM
  5. rosenstar's Avatar
    One word of advice: be sure you're clear about wanting a list of choices and not multiple activations...someone else asked him about using Activator to enable multiple things at once and he was decidedly against it: https://twitter.com/rpetrich/status/97630416281944064
    I just tweeted a link to the thread to him, does he usually respond to tweets? Or should I contact him from the email shown in his twitter?
    08-01-2011 09:29 PM
  6. Massie's Avatar
    He seems pretty responsive to tweets, just give him time.
    08-01-2011 09:33 PM
  7. rosenstar's Avatar
    Great! If I hear back from him I'll be sure to update the thread.
    08-01-2011 09:42 PM
  8. rosenstar's Avatar
    Heard back from the Activator Dev today, this feature is already included in activator. It's called the menu feature. Open activator from the spring board, and scroll down to menu. Create a new menu and then assign it to an activation method.
    08-15-2011 12:07 AM
  9. Massie's Avatar
    Oh, geez...I'd actually played around with that a while back without making the connection to what you were asking. Feeling stupid but glad it worked out for you!
    08-15-2011 12:20 AM
  10. Massie's Avatar
    And by the way, since it might come up: to delete an action from a custom menu, just swipe across the action name in the list.
    08-15-2011 12:22 AM
  11. brutal truth's Avatar
    Interesting....I've never thought of doing this but it's cool that you can.
    08-19-2011 10:11 AM
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