Get Google Now on your iPhone with NowNow
A new hack for jailbroken iPhone handsets called NowNow swaps out Siri for Android’s vastly superior Google Now
NowNow, a new hack for jailbroken iOS devices, brings Google Now to the iPhone and iPad.
Apple may have improved Siri dramatically inside iOS 6, adding navigation for the UK and a whole host of additional features, but it is still a long way behind Google’s opposing service, the highly intelligent and ultra-useful Google Now.
Thanks to the work of some plucky hackers, iOS users can now experience Google Now on their Apple devices – be they iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch devices.
Using a series of scrollable cards, Google Now presents relevant information based on your current location, the time of day and what you’ve recently searched for both on your phone and on your personal computer.
It gathers data and learns about your habits, your movements and your interests, all in the name of presenting you with the most relevant information whenever Google Now is opened up.
Once installed, NowNow will replace Siri as your handset’s core virtual assistant. Simply hold down the Home button and NowNow will activate Google Now, which means no more Siri.
The hack looks to be pretty stable as well, although we've yet to test it ourselves.
Having used both Siri and Google Now over the past year we're very much in Google's camp with regards to voice-services, however. Siri is essentially useless – a gimmick, if you will – while Google Now is actually rather useful.
NowNow is now available inside the Cydia Store. Be sure to check it out.
Check out the video of NowNow in action below: