Add Android Gestures to the iPhone Contacts App

Even Apple fans must admit there are some handy features included in Android. For example, there are several gestures that can be used to quickly call or email a contact on an Android phone. With iOS, iPhone users must open the Contacts app, tap the contact name, then select the phone number, email or Send Message button to communicate.

QuickGestures tweak Cydia iOS

When it comes to efficiency, the jailbreak tweak QuickGestures eliminates these extra steps, adding a more Android-like feel to the Contacts app. There are three gestures that can be assigned to contact names: swipe right, swipe left and long press. Each of these can be assigned to a different action.

For example, you can set a right swipe to dial the contact's phone number, or a long press to initiate a new text message. This means no more scrolling down to search for the right button. Once installed voice calls, FaceTime calls, emails and messages can be initiated using the gesture of your choice under Settings -> QuickGestures. Each gesture can be independently enabled or disabled, and the entire tweak can be turned off if necessary. There are also different colors that can be chosen when initiating one of the actions on a contact name.

QuickGestures is available on Cydia from BigBoss for $0.99. Check here for instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 6.x with evasi0n. You can also find out how to purchase and install Cydia tweaks with this guide.