SpeedTouch : The Best Home Screen Shortcuts
By Eye Street Research LLC
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UPDATE: 7.0.4 is still broken. Perhaps 7.0.5?
UPDATE: If you're using iOS 7, you need to update to 7.0.3. New and old shortcuts will work properly (mostly). We have had a report of oddities still occurring. Perhaps 7.0.4?
This is the Home Screen shortcut application you've been waiting for!
SpeedTouch allows you to add shortcuts to your home screen for phone calls, text messages, emails, video chats, twitter queries, map destinations, and any other URL scheme (not all types are available on all devices).
NOTE: The telephone API prohibits certain special characters from being used in the tel: URL scheme, so "special" numbers with "*" or "#", like those used for things like call forwarding, will NOT work. We wish they would, but it's prohibited by the API.
We do not store or share your information.
Please send us your questions, problems, or reason for rating the application less than 4 stars and we'll respond quickly!
What's New in Version 2.0.3
Adds support for iOS6.
Works fine and as advertised
The app cleverly uses Safari and its native home screen URL shortcut feature so you can do things like make phone calls and send text messages directly from the home screen. Even though it uses Safari, it doesn't make requests to any server outside of your own device.
Of course, it can't add communication channels to your device that it doesn't have, like being able to make an actual phone call or send an SMS from your iPod, or use Skype if you don't have it installed. It also can't make phone calls with special characters like # and * because nothing using the tel: URL method can. That is specifically disallowed and not supported by the iOS API.
Lastly, a recent review for this app is patently false, and suggests functionality that is impossible, like deleting a contact from your address book by deleting one of the home screen shortcuts. When you press and hold a home screen icon, and delete it with the "X", that's an iOS feature, and doesn't involve the app at all.
Yes! Finally OS 7 works with this!
Loved it before os7 and then it quit working. With update to latest OS 7.0.3 it works as advertised!
Do NOT Purchase!
I can't say this enough! DO NOT purchase this app! It does not work as advertised, and more importantly it DELETES info from your contacts when you delete the shortcut you've made. Getting a response from support is poor too.
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- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Sep 27, 2012
- Version: 2.0.3
- Size: 1.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Eye Street Research LLC
- © 2010-2012, Eye Street Research LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.