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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. iliveforbball's Avatar
      iliveforbball -
      I have the full version and I am running 5 widgets. I have the clock and contacts on the first page and then I have one widget each on my next 3 pages(calc, weather, notes). I would like to have the second page have the calc and weather on it but for some reason I am unable to do so. But for some reason I am able to combine the clock with any of the other widgets on any page
    1. p0pp3d's Avatar
      p0pp3d -
      Quote Originally Posted by iliveforbball View Post
      I have the full version and I am running 5 widgets. I have the clock and contacts on the first page and then I have one widget each on my next 3 pages(calc, weather, notes). I would like to have the second page have the calc and weather on it but for some reason I am unable to do so. But for some reason I am able to combine the clock with any of the other widgets on any page
      also not when you resize the widgets?

      (I only have the lite version, so I am pretty curious to know what the paid version is.)
    1. goldsaint's Avatar
      goldsaint -
      I also bought the full version of smartscreen today and i love it.

      before i bought it, i used the lite ver, and the only diff are :

      - you can only use 3 widget max on the lite one
      - you don't have access to ipod control, wifi, edge, 3G, bluetooth enabler or disable

      Now, what pisses me off, is that i bought the weather Feed widget for 1.99.
      And i can't get it to work with montreal city or any other! all i have is the cupertino one!

      Can somebody help me how to figure this out plz?
    1. iliveforbball's Avatar
      iliveforbball -
      Quote Originally Posted by goldsaint View Post
      I also bought the full version of smartscreen today and i love it.

      before i bought it, i used the lite ver, and the only diff are :

      - you can only use 3 widget max on the lite one
      - you don't have access to ipod control, wifi, edge, 3G, bluetooth enabler or disable

      Now, what pisses me off, is that i bought the weather Feed widget for 1.99.
      And i can't get it to work with montreal city or any other! all i have is the cupertino one!

      Can somebody help me how to figure this out plz?
      after you set the zip codes to whatever you desire inside the app go to the widget on the lockscreen and double tap it
    1. goldsaint's Avatar
      goldsaint -
      K thanks, but i did that and nothing happens ;(
    1. XavierAlucard's Avatar
      XavierAlucard -
      I experienced the same issue and I sent the following email to support (Patrick):

      Update: When switching to email for the username instead of my actual twitter username the application just sits on refresh and displays no content but no longer crashes/locks.

      If anything else changes I'll let you know.
      ----------------------------------------------------------

      Phone Type: iPhone 3GS 16GB White

      Phone Model: MB716LL

      Firmware Version: 3.1.2 (Jailbroke via PwnageTool)

      Original Issue: When previewing Twitfeed in SmartScreen - SmartScreen Crashes. When swiping to screen where Twitfeed is active the phone locks/crashes and pushes it to safemode.
      From Support: I'm aware of the issue and am working on a solution. Keep checking cydia for updates.

      Quote Originally Posted by goldsaint View Post
      I also bought the full version of Smartscreen today and i love it.

      Now, what pisses me off, is that i bought the weather Feed widget for 1.99.
      And i can't get it to work with Montreal city or any other! all i have is the Cupertino one!

      Can somebody help me how to figure this out please?
      From Support:

      Check: http://www.patrickotten.com/weatherfeed/faq/

      How do I get my weather to show for my location.

      The best way is to goto http://weather.yahoo.com and find your location and then when you are viewing your location, click the orange RSS icon on the right and then check the url for a location code

      I tested this on my iPhone. After Clicking the RSS Feed for Montreal you'll get a URL that will look like this:

      http://xml.weather.yahoo.com/forecastrss?p=CAXX0301&u=f

      The weather code you'll put in is: CAXX0301 (this will display weather for Montreal, QC)
    1. goldsaint's Avatar
      goldsaint -
      WOW ! Thanks you so much it worked!!
      its far fetched if people don't know about weather codes!
    1. iliveforbball's Avatar
      iliveforbball -
      The new search bar is awesome. It is the only thing quickwidgets had that smartscreen didnt worth being jealous of. The search bar is so skinny that I wish I could put it on the same page with two other widgets but other than that it is fine. great update
    1. aimetti's Avatar
      aimetti -
      i would buy this if it was 5 bucks for the weather widget included but another 2 bucks for that kinda sucks.

      what really gets me tho , the lite version disables the standard ipod controls?? Thing is retarded. That alone pretty much makes you purchase the full version.
    1. louietsang's Avatar
      louietsang -
      anyone update to the latest version and has this bar right in the middle of the screen, after u unlock the lock screen so u cant press any thing on yer phone?
    1. tom q's Avatar
      tom q -
      I'm running lite. How do you move the whole widget bar? or is this a feature in the full version
    1. SuperflyJimmy's Avatar
      SuperflyJimmy -
      Hmm, I'm running the lite version and the Speed Dial widget has disappeared on me. I tried to reinstall it, but still nothing. Anyone else having issues?
    1. NJ Devils Fan 4 Ever's Avatar
      NJ Devils Fan 4 Ever -
      Is there anyway to put the widgets on the homescreen??