Hermes: Is a new lightweight cross-platform quick reply solution

Yes I know there is many cross-platform quick reply jailbreak tweaks that offers the same thing that Hermes do.. But in case you are looking for a lightweight quick-reply tweak that doesn't affect your device battery or else, then I recommend installing Hermes tweak on your jailbroken device.

Hermes is a simple but effective quick reply solution for iPhone users that attempts to differentiate itself from similar tweaks by offering cross-platform support. I do not mean that this tweak will work on Android or Windows Phone, but rather that it’s compatible with iMessage, Kik Messenger and WhatsApp.

When you receive a message after enabling Hermes, simply tap on the reply button in the notification banner to bring up a quick reply box. You can then type your reply in the on-screen text field and send it instantly without needing to leave the Home screen or app you are currently in.

Check it in action:

I should mention that I’m not a Kik or a WhatsApp user, but I was able to test out Hermes’ quick reply using iMessage. Once you receive an incoming iMessage banner notification, tap the reply button on the banner, and a simple quick reply interface box will appear on screen. The quick reply box contains the name of the app, user, and a portion of the incoming message. A text box is there to allow you to type in a reply, or you can choose to cancel the reply if you decide against sending a message.

Hermes’ quick reply works the same across each app that it supports, making for a unified quick reply experience that’s lightweight and no-nonsense. Of course, the tweak’s strongpoints can also be deemed as a negative depending on how you look at it. Hermes’ contains zero customization options, so if you’re looking for a custom experience you’ll need to look elsewhere. In fact, even some basic features are missing, such as the ability to reply from the Lock screen or Notification Center using the Hermes interface. Initiating replies in those instances simply loaded up the full Messages app.

Hermes is available now on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $0.99. What do you think about it?

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