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  • SmartScreen - Productivity, Customization & Style Finally Comes to Your Lockscreen


    Imagine if you will for a moment, the thought of accessibility, customization, and ease of use, that the iPhone lockscreen could potentially have. Its probably the most looked at screen simply due to the fact that the damn thing locks so quickly.

    Now stop imagining. This is no longer a fantasy. By now I'm sure a good handful of you guys are using LockInfo, Intelliscreen, or some other variation of a lockscreen replacement. These have all given us a taste of the productivity we can achieve from our lockscreens, but each one has fallen short in some way. Whether it be long load times, or mind boggling customization which requires you to edit some code, we all crave that perfect lockscreen.

    Today all jailbroken users can rejoice. The time has come for SmartScreen to show us some real power. SmartScreen is a lockscreen replacement for your iPhone/iPod Touch with incredible power. All of the great UI features in the iPhone OS have been brought into this amazing new app. It behaves just as if it were a native part of the iPhone. For any Mac users, you know how widgets should work and feel. SmartScreen widgets are very similar to those we see on our Mac OS X.



    By simply swiping through the widgets we get a feel similar to the springboard, in that we have pages rather than just what the lockscreen real-estate has to offer. Not only can you swipe through these widgets, you can rearrange them just like app icons! I **** you not! Tap and hold, drag and move. It's that simple!

    The Full version also comes with iPod Control, toggles for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Edge and 3G, and even a shake to shuffle function, along with an updates page. To top it all off you can even hide widgets or show and preview the widgets. The Lite version has everything but theses controls screens and the iPod Shake to shuffle.

    Now not only do we have the most incredibly smart… SmartScreen… Media Phone has released an SmartScreen SDK for 3rd party developers to create their own unique widgets. A quick glance in the Widgets Gallery on their website shows there are some great widgets already available, such as animated clocks, various weather feeds, twitter feeds, calendar, events lists, pi address, traffic, blogs, and so on. Have a look for yourself here: Widget Gallery : SmartScreen Widget Gallery - MediaPhone

    Note: There are currently only 4 widgets actually available for download. DevTeam Updates, Clock, Notes, Calculator. You must download these in addition to lockscree, as none come pre-installed.

    This release brings us a lot of potential, and we should see a lot of widgets coming down the pipeline soon! If you want to try out SmartScreen the LITE version is FREE! (Yes free and not that limited) and the FULL version is $5.00.

    To download SmartScreen add this repository to your sources in Cydia: http://apt.media-phone.ch
    Widgets are also available in this repo.

    What are your thoughts on the new SmartScreen! Share your comments below!

    If you want to grab the SDK:
    SmartScreen SDK - MediaPhone

    Official Site:
    MediaPhone

    This article was originally published in forum thread: SmartScreen - Productivity, Customization & Style Finally Comes to Your Lockscreen started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 93 Comments
    1. capttanhowdy's Avatar
      capttanhowdy -
      I installed but nothing.. no widgets show up... I look in the smartscreen app and there are no widgets in the list... How do I get more????
    1. xerbox's Avatar
      xerbox -
      Do i have to add a source fo rthis because I cant find it in cydia
    1. gggguest's Avatar
      gggguest -
      Quote Originally Posted by xerbox View Post
      Do i have to add a source fo rthis because I cant find it in cydia
      Code:
      apt.media-phone.ch
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      sweet this is the weekend for widgets. i love it
    1. icemike420's Avatar
      icemike420 -
      dont worry me too, im sure the server is getting flooded right now
    1. PEakaS's Avatar
      PEakaS -
      May be this is not right place , but i think that we can do QuickWidgets better then SmartScreen, and IntelliScreen and better then Cydgets too and of cource our widgets will be free (except Quick Dial )

      Discuss it here
    1. Taniban's Avatar
      Taniban -
      Peaskas, if you guys sort out the calendar events and facebook I am all yours.
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      I think interactivity between widgets and native apps is a must. I'd like to check latest Events, individually edit them by launching Calendar from the widget, the reverse in the Calendar widget. This sort of thing.
    1. skihound's Avatar
      skihound -
      needs more compatible widgets
    1. p0pp3d's Avatar
      p0pp3d -
      Quote Originally Posted by hrag525 View Post
      i love this idea but i lose my ipod controls on the lockscreen. i hope there is an update?
      Quote Originally Posted by BeSweeet View Post
      Double-click the home button and they'll come up like usual...
      no it doesn't.
      I already emailed with the smartscreen team about this.
      the music controls (and the 3G/WiFi/BlueTooth toggle) are only included in the paid version. so if you have the lite version there is no way to get that functionality back, because there won't be a widget for that either.
      personally I find that a bit rude: an app that takes away a standard functionality by default, and then have you pay to get it back.
    1. mkozak's Avatar
      mkozak -
      can you have more then three widgets running in the LITE version? I downloaded all 4 but it will only let me show three. it either takes the notes one out if i install the devteam or vice versa.... thoughts?
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      Quote Originally Posted by capttanhowdy View Post
      I installed but nothing.. no widgets show up... I look in the smartscreen app and there are no widgets in the list... How do I get more????
      You need to also download and install the widgets seperatly also available on that repo.

      Quote Originally Posted by mkozak View Post
      can you have more then three widgets running in the LITE version? I downloaded all 4 but it will only let me show three. it either takes the notes one out if i install the devteam or vice versa.... thoughts?
      Yes, the Lite version is limited to a maximum of 3 widgets.
    1. SuperflyJimmy's Avatar
      SuperflyJimmy -
      An interesting program. Once the calendar widget is there, it'll be much more useful for me.

      Is there an Email widget coming out?
    1. mkozak's Avatar
      mkozak -
      thanks for the reply. will be buying the full version. love this app.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Anyone else triedd out twitfeed yet? I haven't been able to get it to load anything, it just constantly freezes up and then crashes.
    1. icedx2's Avatar
      icedx2 -
      so yea now this kinda sucks, I paid 5.00 dollars for the smartscreen app, and now I have to pay 1.99 each for a twitterfeed and a weather widget? I know it is a whole other developer, but this is getting a bit pricey now, dont ya guys think?
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      it looks good but i like quickwidgets more.
    1. Hyperextension's Avatar
      Hyperextension -
      I have SmartScreen and I like it alot. Just waiting for more widgets.

      The only thing I have noticed is that on reboot, the phone will freeze for about 30 seconds and then respring and is fine.

      This happens 7 out of 10 times. Either using the power button/slider or using the Reboot function in SBSettings.

      What happens is that it will reboot and the SLIDE TO UNLOCK slider appears. If I do nothing the screen goes black and all buttons are unresponsive. I wait and then I can see the spinning wheel (respring), but it is very dull. Almost not noticeable unless you are looking for it. Then it will get to the SLIDE TO UNLOCK and all is fine.

      OR...Same thing happens and I slide to unlock and then it will go black and go through the same thing.

      More of a pain in the *** than anything. I was just worried the first time it happened as I thought...OH NO...spinning wheel of death.
    1. iliveforbball's Avatar
      iliveforbball -
      why am I unable to put two widgets on the same screen except for the the clock? I am able to combine the clock with any other widget for two on the same screen but I am unable to combine any two other widgets together on the same screen.
    1. p0pp3d's Avatar
      p0pp3d -
      Quote Originally Posted by iliveforbball View Post
      why am I unable to put two widgets on the same screen except for the the clock? I am able to combine the clock with any other widget for two on the same screen but I am unable to combine any two other widgets together on the same screen.
      because you have the lite version?
      with the lite version you cannot move the widgets