Messaging is one of the most-used features in our smartphones, and there are times when messaging gets included in the list of one of the most hectic activities. Yes, it does get hectic when you chat with a lot of people at the same time. It really helps to know when a person is typing a message, as you can make out who is going to message you next.
Image : Typecast Download from Cydia
What if we told you that you can have the typing indicator right on your message bar ? Wouldn’t that make messaging so much more convenient ?
Get Typing Indicator on Status Bar :
Now we have got a new jailbreak tweak called Typecast which makes the typing indicators and the read receipt indicators more easy to view. This tweak is very useful for those who often find themselves juggling between multiple conversations. TypeCast places the typing indicators in the message list view, right onto the conversation and also provides the typing indicator on the status bar.
There is a similar tweak called TypeStatus which provides a similar functionality. So if you have used TypeStatus, you already know what to expect from a basic point of view. However, what differentiates TypeCast from TypeStatus is the way in which it is presented and also the fact that it works with many messaging apps.
Preferences and Supported Apps :
The supported apps are WhatsApp, Kik, and Messages. After installing TypeCast in your iOS device, you need to go to Settings and navigate to the preference panel of the tweak.
You will find three different sections, meant for the three different apps supported by TypeCast. All the three sections get identical settings, using which you can enable the status indicators inside the conversational list. You can also hide | unhide the typing badge. You can change the read receipt and typing indicator glyph position.
So basically, you get to place the now typing indicator in three places- conversation (list view), on the respective app icon, and in the status bar. You also get in the status bar a read status indicator. TypeCast actually works really well and it is good to have the ability to place the typing indicator in three spots. It really makes it a lot more easier to know who’s typing during multiple chat sessions.
In case you have used TypeStatus before and have enjoyed it, then TypeCast is a must try. And if you haven’t used TypeStatus before, then you must try both of these tweaks. You can get TypeCast from the BigBoss repo in Cydia for just $1.49 .