Customizable Lock Screen?


Last Updated:

  1. johninbigd

    johninbigd Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    7
    Is the lock screen customizable? I have a hacked iPhone with an application that shows my mail, incoming IMs, my calendar, etc. This is really handy when I want to take a quick look at something without getting all the way into my phone. Is something similar possible with the Hero?
     

    Advertisement
  2. ChrisPlague

    ChrisPlague Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    1
    do you mean on the lock screen? because it will show messages and text messages and missed calls and such
     
  3. Edaze55

    Edaze55 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Messages:
    973
    Likes Received:
    1
    If by customizable you mean changing the look of it, then yes. The lock screen we have all seen isnt really a "lock" screen, but more like a "dont accidently use your phone" kinda thing.

    A simple swipe and down and you're into your phone. Another swipe down and you have your notifications.

    From what I understand, the actual lock screen is a series of dots, in which you "draw" your lock to unlock it. Which I believe is also customizable.
     
  4. johninbigd

    johninbigd Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    7
    That's all I need. Thanks!
     
  5. saturn

    saturn New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wanted to reopen this question. I recently jailbroke my iPhone so that I could actually turn my lock screen (this is an unfortunate term as I don't actually have a code lock on it -- it's the slide to unlock screen) into something useful.

    The app is called LockInfo and has a bunch of themes that you can run on it and a bunch of options. It's fairly non-interactive and simply just gives you a list of your sms, voicemail, phone, calendar, mail, todo, weather, and twitter alerts. It's honestly the single best thing about the phone and something that is indespensible. Here is a screen shot. Remember, it can be themed to look a little nicer, but you get the idea.

    [​IMG]

    I want to get an Android device when my contract is up and I'd really like something like this. I know there's the notification drop down thing, but it seems like I'd need to do two swipes to get that instead of just hitting the screen on button like I do now. Does something like this exist or am I waiting for something like FlyScreen to offer a widget for something like this? Thanks!
     
  6. 702DROID

    702DROID Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Messages:
    582
    Likes Received:
    22
    i dont think there is an app out there like that but feel free to make one
     
  7. saturn

    saturn New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Interesting response. I didn't realize Android was such a DIY Linux-like world. May need to just wait awhile and see if Google (or any Android developer I guess) ever decides to take PIM seriously.
     
  8. 702DROID

    702DROID Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Messages:
    582
    Likes Received:
    22
    well seeing how ANDROID is based in LINUX :D
     
  9. b0n3z

    b0n3z Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    I like the look of this.
    Is there an app to have something like this on one of the home screens? Anyone know? Thanks.
     
  10. Cruzer7

    Cruzer7 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
  11. deryn

    deryn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    1
    I use LockBot Pro on my hero. It has Eclair and iPhone lock screens. Fully customizable down to the icons used to slide to unlock.
     
  12. Knowthenazz

    Knowthenazz Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's a beautiful lock screen :)

    I've been looking for something similar as well. I come from the land of Windows Mobile, and used to use S2U2. It's great. It's very customizable, and displays your appointment calendar, number of unread SMS, emails, calls, etc. It also shows the current weather...all that info without having to unlock your phone.

    I've been hoping that there might be a equivalent for the android platform sometime soon.

    However, I'm not looking for a interactive lock screen like FlyScreen, just something to display my essential data.

    Has anyone seen anything like that yet?

    Thanks!
     

Share This Page

Loading...