Landscape SMS Finally here

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Crank Lucas, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Crank Lucas macrumors member

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  2. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

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    It's been there for a couple of days ;) But hey, It's great to finally have it!
     
  3. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Wow, I didn't know about this one. It's really good.
     
  4. efice32 macrumors 6502

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    Pros:
    - landscape keyboard for SMS
    - character count (also tells you how many messages your text will be split up into)
    - supports inbox and outbox views in addition to threaded message view (like the stock sms app)
    - can show . , ! ? in their own section of the screen while still in abc letter mode on the keyboard

    Cons:
    - requires a paid license unless you're happy with waiting 30 seconds and tapping through like 4 pop-ups just to send a text
    - doesn't appear to support auto-correct (EDIT: auto-correct is an option in the app settings...it was disabled for some reason upon installation)
     
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  6. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    The thread title gave me false hopes. This belongs in the iPhone HACKS section since it's not something you can have without hacking the iPhone. Your thread made me think APPLE included Landscape SMS in a beta version of iPhone 2.2

    Under the screenshots it says "MySMS app via Cydia" so I'm guessing it's MySMS and it's on Cydia.
     
  7. bigmouth macrumors 6502

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    Oh good grief....
     
  8. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    aw what the hell. im not jailbreaking my phone just for this.
     
  9. The Governor macrumors regular

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    Nice MBA keyboard. I had it for awhile, but it seemed that the keys were a bit smaller, probably just my imagination, but I got rid of it

    Good find with my sms. I saw it yesterday and have been playing around with it since.


    another con that I would add to it:

    very laggy at times, everytime I get a sms now, my sms opens (default) and takes forever to laod up.

    Another thing, sometimes I can't reply to the message, in order for me to reply to it, I have to go back to view all messages, click on the new sms, and THEN reply to it.

    don't know what's with that process, but landscape is definitley the way to go

    another cool custom thing you could get:

    fireball 3g, looks better than the plain blue 3G
     
  10. Masquerade macrumors 6502a

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    ok you nave to broke your warranty to type decently on your iPhone
     
  11. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    i like how the app looks and love the idea. but its not worth jailbreaking, someone needs to make an app like they have for the mail ones where you can type your message and then it sends it to the sms app and you add the person you want to send it too. if they can do it with email why not sms's?


    and how hard would it be for apple to allow the landscape keyboard in any application? its not that damn hard.
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Although it looks nice, to me its not worth jailbreaking my phone.
     
  13. Opie macrumors 6502a

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    I installed through cydia and it was a pain. Very slow and they wanted me to pay. I enjoy the jailbroken apps and donate through paypal to the devs but I aint buying a license because I believe that Apple will give us landscape text in 2.2
     
  14. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

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    I agree with the others it was crappy to put it here and not in the hacks section. At the very least put in the title for cydia.
     
  15. anjinha macrumors 604

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    There was already an app for landscape sms on cydia called iRealSMS.
     
  16. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    The responses in this thread make me laugh and shake my head.

    This guy is trying to share something that many people complain that they want!

    If you don't want to jailbreak, fine. Take your little balls, and go play in Apple's sandbox, but there's no reason to get hostile.

    Whenever you think you're ready to come play in the big boy sandbox, you're welcome to join us.

    By the way, there is another app, besides MySMS, as of yesterday--iRealSMS 2.0. This one forwards too. ;)
     
  17. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    I still don't understand why people are still hesitant about jailbreaking. It takes absolutely no time at all and is completely reversible. I mean really, what do you have to lose??

    As far as these SMS apps go, I've tried all three and none of them are as smooth as Apple's native SMS app. I thought for a minute that I might stick with MySMS IF you weren't REQUIRED to make a donation (kind of oxymoronic if you ask me).
     
  18. daisuke07 macrumors regular

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    just tried mysms & irealsms 2.0 & they both suck in my opinion
     
  19. The Governor macrumors regular

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    irealsms is bad, only bad because you can't even use it unless you buy the license. At least in mysms you can play around with it without a license.

    Definitely not worth buying, I really think apple will it soon anyway, but until then I can live with the 30 second delays occasionally.

    Another pro with mysms:

    delete one sms at a time
     
  20. iblastoff macrumors 6502

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    yah i do find mysms/irealsms to be rather buggy and sometimes i can't even tell if a message has actually been sent. same with bitesms.
     
  21. xsecretfiles macrumors 6502

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    I didn't ming paying for irealSMS
    It's really worth it IMO.

    You can forward messages, search through messages, landscape either way you tilt the screen.


    LOVE IT
     
  22. Aephel macrumors newbie

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    I used iRealSMS for about 1 day and I gave it up because the whole app is clunky and not responsive enough compared to iPhone's own SMS. I picked simplicity over function because iRealSMS is just too slow for me. Also it doesn't work with intelliscreen, when you get a text and you swipe it on the lock screen to launch SMS it goes to iphones sms not iReal.

    However, I keep iRealSMS around incase I need to forward or search for any archived texts.

    It is a good program, just needs to be a little faster.
     
  23. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    They haven't in the past 2 years, why would they now?
    Apple will not do landscape sms because there's not enough screen real estate. Technically there is, but not enough for it to look pretty. Apple wants us to see our keyboard, what we're typing, and the fancy bubbles of the conversation. There's not enough room for all that stuff in landscape mode.
    They haven't done it yet, what on Earth would make you think that they're going to do it in this next update...?
     
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  25. swoosh0217 macrumors 6502a

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    Hahaha! Finally someone wanted to share something he found that alot of people complkained about not having it and yet they still complain. Anyway to give my 2 cents... This app is not bad at all although the only draw backs are like one said here, you have to pay for the license unless you want to wait 30 secs to send an sms and the keyboards are a bit small.

    I tried it and I deleted it a few days later.
     

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