Despite having its critics, the buzz around Siri just refuses to die out, and that is evident from the number of Siri-related Cydia tweaks which are coming out these days. While most of those tweaks might be for porting the witty voice assistant to non-4S devices, there are a few which go beyond that and try to bring something completely different to the mix. SiriLaunch is one example of such tweaks, and it lets jailbroken iOS users add a Notification Center shortcut for launching Siri quickly. With this handy little tweak, you can customize the placement of the shortcut within the NC, and have a quick and convenient alternative for launching Siri. Not everyone might be a fan of holding the Home button of their iPhone to see Siri, and that is the problem that has been resolved by the SiriLaunch tweak. The method of launching Siri offered by this tweak requires a single touch aimed at the new button in the Notification Center.
SiriLaunch is easy to use, and you can download the tweak from the BigBoss repo in the Cydia store. The best thing about SiriLaunch is that not only will it work with iPhone 4S, but even with older iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models which are running Spire (the legal Siri port). Once installed, SiriLaunch won’t add any new icons to the Springboard of your iDevice, as the complete control for the tweak is located in the Settings app. By default, SiriLaunch is activated immediately after its installation, but in case it’s not, you can do so by navigating to the tweak’s dedicated menu in Settings. Other than letting you enable the shortcut, the Settings menu of SiriLaunch will also let you change the position of the Siri shortcut in the Notification Center. When you have chosen a satisfactory location, just launch the NC, and you will see the small button at the bottom of the screen.
Quite a few people might find SiriLaunch useful, especially given the fact that it is available as a free download. If your Home button is faulty, this is something you should certainly download, but even if it’s not, having a NC button for Siri can prove to be an extremely useful feature in a lot of scenarios. The fact that you can choose the exact position of the button makes everything all the more perfect. So, if you are looking for some change regarding the way Siri is launched, SiriLaunch is just the thing you have been looking for.