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  • SlideAway: Android-Inspired Lockscreen


    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:

    • Springtomize
    • NowPlaying for Tweetbot
    • Pastiebot for Tweetbot
    • TweetbotRotator
    • FreeSync
    • CleverPin


    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
    This article was originally published in forum thread: SlideAway: Android-Inspired Lockscreen started by Joshua Tucker View original post
    Comments 45 Comments
    1. carlbgc's Avatar
      carlbgc -
      Nice article!
    1. gthugballin's Avatar
      gthugballin -
      bout time we get some good original stories up in this *****, glad to have you josh.
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      Glad you guys enjoyed it; if you like it so much, make sure to share it friends!
    1. ShredNasty's Avatar
      ShredNasty -
      Quote Originally Posted by Joshua Tucker View Post
      Glad you guys enjoyed it; if you like it so much, make sure to share it friends!
      Good to have a new writer, dude. The more the better, especially some from the younger crowd.

      If you are privy to access to these two devs, throw an idea towards them. IMO, the most innovative (only innovative) thing about the Android OS was in the contacts/phone/sms apps. Slide left on a contact to text them, slide right to call them. A small detail, but if implemented well for iPhone it would be so so sick.....I know I'd pay a few bucks for it!

      Anyways, good to have ya, bruh!
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Thanks for the article.
    1. lavoieleericky's Avatar
      lavoieleericky -
      btw sony sucks. even more now. yup nothing to do with this article but its worth saying, again.
    1. x12_Carnage's Avatar
      x12_Carnage -
      Sounds like a nice tweak for the iPhone! Do you know if this will be available on iPod touches or just something for iPhone users?
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      Quote Originally Posted by lavoieleericky View Post
      btw sony sucks. even more now. yup nothing to do with this article but its worth saying, again.
      Your a member since june 2009... correct me if I'm wrong but did it take you nearly 2 years to come up with such a great first post?

      I like the looks of the lockscreen will go check it out!
    1. crankz1's Avatar
      crankz1 -
      Cracked me up!

      Slick lockscreen
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      lol i cant wait for this! this+dreamboard=awesomeness!
    1. JacketPod's Avatar
      JacketPod -
      Welcome, Josh! Oh, if u happens to catch Mr. Biga somewhere.. would u mind telling him that his Springtomize might, and just might have caused a battery drain issue.. not to sure where it's came from, but i'm positively suffering a battery drain problem after i installed Springtomize (an awesome tweak, btw)

      Thanks a bunch!
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      Quote Originally Posted by lavoieleericky View Post
      btw sony sucks. even more now. yup nothing to do with this article but its worth saying, again.
      Indeed, Sony is in mega mega trouble right now!

      Quote Originally Posted by x12_Carnage View Post
      Sounds like a nice tweak for the iPhone! Do you know if this will be available on iPod touches or just something for iPhone users?
      To my knowledge, it will work for both. I just happen to have it on my iPhone because that's the device I own.

      Quote Originally Posted by JacketPod View Post
      but i'm positively suffering a battery drain problem after i installed Springtomize (an awesome tweak, btw)

      Thanks a bunch!
      First, thanks for the encouragement, glad everyone is finding this new and exciting. In regards to this, feel free to hit him up on Twitter and just mention it to him. Be polite obviously and I'm sure he'd be able to figure if he can help you our or change a problem if applicable. I'll tell him also (he likes to snoop around forums himself ).
    1. Dalvar3's Avatar
      Dalvar3 -
      will this interfere with lockinfo which I have?
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      @Dalvar3 That I'm not sure of. I'm sure Filippo will look to integrate this as much as possible with other lockscreen utilities.
    1. kingbijan's Avatar
      kingbijan -
      Very nice article, good read. I hope you put this much effort into all your articles, not just your first one!

      Quote Originally Posted by lavoieleericky View Post
      btw sony sucks. even more now. yup nothing to do with this article but its worth saying, again.
      lmao +1
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      Nope, I always try to be like this don't worry .
    1. brandyn baker's Avatar
      brandyn baker -
      Quote Originally Posted by lavoieleericky View Post
      btw sony sucks. even more now. yup nothing to do with this article but its worth saying, again.
      shut up and get out of this post.. k thanks
    1. Go Gators's Avatar
      Go Gators -
      It's nice to read an article on ModMyi that is original, behind the scenes info and not just recycled news from all the tech blogs. Thanks Josh! Keep them coming.
    1. jeffhesser's Avatar
      jeffhesser -
      unlocking to the camera app would be mega handy. i doubt many people are in a hurry to unlock their phone and make a call but i am ALWAYS trying to get my phone on and to the camera in time to catch something happening. =]
    1. Joshua Tucker's Avatar
      Joshua Tucker -
      Quote Originally Posted by jeffhesser View Post
      unlocking to the camera app would be mega handy. i doubt many people are in a hurry to unlock their phone and make a call but i am ALWAYS trying to get my phone on and to the camera in time to catch something happening. =]
      I agree, that's a problem I run into frequently .