AndroidLock- Awesome new way to unlock your device!!!


LIVEFRMNYC

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Does it always block the 75% of the screen like that, or do you have to tap something first?

If it always blocks the lock screen like that, it would make my Lockinfo screen useless.
 

dhlizard

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I agree.

My take on these lock apps is that they are generally geared toward persons who somehow aren't completely happy with their choice of an iPhone.

Just window dressing with no added functionality.

I'll keep my LockScreen so one glance tells me all I need to know without bothering to unlock the phone.

Plus the fingerprint smears on the phone don't lend to the security of these things.
 

Vandam500

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I agree.

My take on these lock apps is that they are generally geared toward persons who somehow aren't completely happy with their choice of an iPhone.

Just window dressing with no added functionality.

I'll keep my LockScreen so one glance tells me all I need to know without bothering to unlock the phone.

Plus the fingerprint smears on the phone don't lend to the security of these things.
Well I am happy with my iPhone but tired of the same old unlock method. This is something new and refreshing :)
 

Applejuiced

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I agree.

My take on these lock apps is that they are generally geared toward persons who somehow aren't completely happy with their choice of an iPhone.

Just window dressing with no added functionality.

I'll keep my LockScreen so one glance tells me all I need to know without bothering to unlock the phone.

Plus the fingerprint smears on the phone don't lend to the security of these things.
I guess its good for those that like it but not sure about how secure something like that would be.
Anybody could guess it by the smears on the glass or by doing a bunch of random zigzags.
 

Vandam500

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I guess its good for those that like it but not sure about how secure something like that would be.
Anybody could guess it by the smears on the glass or by doing a bunch of random zigzags.
It isn't that easy because you have to know where the pattern starts and where it ends. I removed the Passcode lock since I have a rather complicated zigzag :) Kill 2 birds with 1 stone? Yes
 

Vandam500

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Interesting, video looks pretty cool.
Would it work with quickreplySMS by any chance?
It should work. I am using BiteSMS and it works fine with it. It's free so you can try it out without giving out a couple of bucks.
 

firstapple

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Sep 25, 2007
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I tried it out, but it blocks my LockInfo. Until the developer updates so that you slide first then the codescreen comes up, I cannot recommend it (to those with LockInfo, etc).

Let's hope it is a quick fix...
 

Vandam500

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I tried it out, but it blocks my LockInfo. Until the developer updates so that you slide first then the codescreen comes up, I cannot recommend it (to those with LockInfo, etc).

Let's hope it is a quick fix...
Yes for LockInfo and Intelliscreen right now its a problem. Especially with that new badass LockInfo 2.0 you wouldn't want to block that bad boy;)
 

ViViDboarder

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So you are saying you want the Slide to Unlock and the AndroidLock?
I'm in the same boat! I hate typing in my passcode and would much rather have a passcode with this app, but Only after either sliding to unlock or even a tap to unlock.
 

firstapple

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Vivid has it right... First you should need to tap or slide, then the android lockscreen pops up.

If the developer can make this happen, I will be back on board.
 

Vandam500

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Vivid has it right... First you should need to tap or slide, then the android lockscreen pops up.

If the developer can make this happen, I will be back on board.
Yeah I see what you guys mean! It should be possible though :)
 

bripab007

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Vivid has it right... First you should need to tap or slide, then the android lockscreen pops up.

If the developer can make this happen, I will be back on board.
Well, the great part about Android's lockscreen is that you have merely one motion to both prevent from accidentally unlocking and launching apps and also as a security measure. Contrast this with the iPhone's lock screen/passcode method, whereby you have a slider to prevent accidental touches and THEN the passcode screen.

I think the Android method is better, overall, as it achieves both goals with one swipe/movement/step. The downside, of course, is that it takes up more real-estate.