Please note that the Android notification bar continues to make notifications on top of the screen even if the lockscreen comes down. Thus I can still see the number of new calls, email, text messages, Facebook messages, Twitter messages, earthquakes happening, latest weather reports, latest news reports, stock reports, app installs if successful or not... and so on.
Originally Posted by kool_maverik
There are many different kinds of lockscreens for Android that will do the following, most importantly the concept of the interactive lockscreen as an app ---
First example, show you the Alarm clock --- a lockscreen app that Google packages with the Nexus One turns the lockscreen into an Alarm clock with accessible music controls to play your lullabyes.
Show you the contents of the latest text message and then address it --- without opening the locksceen.
Sends you to the email directly and ready to reply to it.
Sends you to the text message and app ready to reply.
Here is an example, this one on the Samsung Galaxy S.
You got a text message. The lockscreen will turn into a puzzle and you got a floating icon that says X1 with a message. Drag the icon to the empty slot and immediately it opens the messaging app with the message in context. Voice calls, failed calls, email, are also addressed the same way.
You are playing the music app. When the lockscreen comes down, you can see the album cover with the player controls right there. I can replay, skip, pause music tracks without opening the lockscreen.
Although its not recommended to use a mobile while driving, there are things like car friendly lockscreens too Google packages such apps on the Nexus phones.
There are lockscreen apps that can wake the phone in the most ingenious ways.
Some like pressing the front center trackball, which will wake the phone iPhone style. My LockBot lockscreen app does that. It also let me open the notification bar without opening the lockscreen in my HTC Android. By clicking on the notification itself on the curtain, it will take me straight to the app that makes it with the context already at hand.
You can also wake the phone by pressing the volume controls on the side.
There are lockscreens that will mimic everything, from the iPHone to the Droid to the Nexus One to the Galaxy S to the Xperia. Heck there are probably faux Windows Phone 7 lockscreens too.
So, reading the latest text - 0 clicks or swipe after waking phone. The latest message will scroll left to right on top on the notification bar. [HTC Sense lockscreen will scroll the message itself right on the lockscreen.].
Getting the instructions to the house on Google Maps - If you leave the Google Maps running, just swipe out the lockscreen. One swipe.
But if you fear access is too easy, you can lockdown the default lockscreen with a custom gesture. The phone won't wake without running the gesture on the screen.
Last edited by Drillbit; 03-02-2011 at 02:00 AM.
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