When it comes to theming and tweaking, the lockscreen is up there as being one of the most themed parts of any iDevice ever. There are many varieties, features, and the like that make them intriguing to buy or install. Below I'd like to showcase to you new upcoming tweak for your lockscreen: SlideAway. It's a creation of Filippo Bigarella (@filippobiga) and adds some awesome features to the lockscreen. It hasn't been released yet however it should be in the coming weeks/months.
From past interviews and chatting sessions with Filippo, I think we've developed into great friends and I really appreciate all the work that he's done for the jailbreak community. Some of his work is listed below:
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Because of this relationship, I was able to beta test SlideAway and have the opportunity to elaborate on some of the cool aspects of it.
SlideAway, as mentioned above, is a Mobile Substrate addon that implements an Android-like lockscreen feature. As you can see from the picture above, it has a bar with two icons (in my case the phone and messages) which when clicked, bring you right to that application.
The term "slide" doesn't go unmentioned as swipe gestures play a key role in this tweak. When you slide up on the bar, it brings you a screen with a brightness adjuster and an image of your dock. The dock image allows you to click on the icons shown to go right into the application. When you slide down, if you have a passcode enabled, it brings up to passcode screen to unlock your iDevice.
Within the SlideAway menu in Settings, you can adjust the duration animation of the slide gestures and change which buttons appear on the bar. But the cherry on this cake is that SlideAway will be themeable!
Obviously as it's in the beta stages, there are still a few kinks to fix here and there but overall it's absolutely amazing. I asked a few questions of Filippo about SlideAway and his plans with it.
JOSH: What inspired you to create SlideAway?
FILIPPO: A friend of mine, known as dena994, is an Android theme designer and really got me going on designing SlideAway.
JOSH: What has dena994's involvement been in the project?
FILIPPO: He did all the graphic related parts and I did the coding side.
JOSH: When are you expecting to release SlideAway?
FILIPPO: Hopefully in the next couple of weeks.
JOSH: What other features are you planning on implementing into SlideAway?
FILIPPO: Not sure yet, any suggestions?
You heard the man, he's in need of some feedback! Post back here what you'd suggest and I'm sure he'd be delighted to try as many as he can or that is physically possible. Please follow Filippo on Twitter (@filippobiga) and keep up to date on all his work, especially SlideAway.
Here's a link to his Twitter: FilippoBiga
Source(s): Filippo Bigarella