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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. jwalkd9's Avatar
      jwalkd9 -
      I only seeing 3 widgets under SmartScreen Widgets. Calculator, Clock, and Note. Where are all the other ones?
    1. scottjl's Avatar
      scottjl -
      i bought this right away looking to dump intelliscreen (which causes way too many lockups and crashes on me) but unfortunately it only has 4 very basic widgets. the web site lists a lot more that don't seem to be available. hopefully they will be soon. but for now. stick with the free versions.
    1. fleadog99's Avatar
      fleadog99 -
      we need more apps
    1. Stimpy5050's Avatar
      Stimpy5050 -
      Quote Originally Posted by scottjl View Post
      i bought this right away looking to dump intelliscreen (which causes way too many lockups and crashes on me) but unfortunately it only has 4 very basic widgets. the web site lists a lot more that don't seem to be available. hopefully they will be soon. but for now. stick with the free versions.
      Take a look at LockInfo if you're looking for an IntelliScreen alternative (shameless plug. ).
    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      The fine print on the free version is you may only have 3 widgets. Kinda stinks, also I went to the widgets gallery and was not quite sure what I was looking at. I would have liked to been able to download the widget to my pc/mac or something. I have no clue how to add the other widgets for example the calendar or the twitt feed. I dont even know if those are available yet. Maybe someone else will figure it out
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lostwhiteboyy View Post
      Poseidon so this didn't work? sshing into var/mobile/library and deleting your lockbackround.jpg and then re appling a lockbackround?

      Also that backround in the clock widget is for a black like border to show up around the clock info on the lock screen.
      That file doesn't exist actually. Nothing to delete.
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      Quote Originally Posted by jwalkd9 View Post
      I only seeing 3 widgets under SmartScreen Widgets. Calculator, Clock, and Note. Where are all the other ones?
      Just got this...no drop in memory on my 3G at all, and it's cool...all other widgets will be found when you scroll to the right.
    1. howlett15's Avatar
      howlett15 -
      Has a lot of potential for sure, I use the switch slide to unlock/time date tweak and you can't really use both of these together. Very cool though!
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      For those of you that are interested, I will try to put together a side by side comparison of SmartScreen, LockInfo and Intelliscreen. I'll keep it to the basic technical things such as load times, memory usage, and plugins/widgets/extensions available for each.

      I may need someone with a 3GS to help out, as I'm still on a 3G But it should prove worthy for the ultimate lag test. lol

      If your concerned about lag, take a look at this video, as cheesy as it may be:

    1. ifini's Avatar
      ifini -
      Please do .. thanks!
    1. lostwhiteboyy's Avatar
      lostwhiteboyy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      That file doesn't exist actually. Nothing to delete.

      Strange! Just wondering if you shut smartscreen off, do you then have a wallpaper showing on the lock screen?
    1. matthew1111's Avatar
      matthew1111 -
      Downloaded! Awesome! And the price isin't that bad, only 5 bucks right? THANK YOU for posting this, otherwise, never would've heard about it!
    1. KingRedmer's Avatar
      KingRedmer -
      Any way to use mac widgets with this? That would be amazing lol.
    1. thecortezfam6's Avatar
      thecortezfam6 -
      What program is that on the picture you put up? thats not ssh or terminal right?
    1. eyepoper's Avatar
      eyepoper -
      Quote Originally Posted by rwin84 View Post
      Ive been following this for a bit... Im stoked... Facebook widget, Twitter, along with quick reply you almost wont even need to unlock your phone LOL
      Where did you see that there is a Facebook Widget for Smartscreen?
      And how did you get the others in your phone or didn`t you?
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      I have always wanted to have a widget on the lock screen that allows you to post sticky notes and move them around however you want... sorta like a refrigerator or cork board for short notes.

      It would be great to have awesome notes integration - or something like that

      Another great idea could be App Store updates, App Sniper updates

      Or display everything that has been "pushed" to your device - like mail, texts, game invites... whatever

      tim
    1. thecortezfam6's Avatar
      thecortezfam6 -
      Is anyone else having problems with your Lockscreen Theme not Showing with SmartScreen installed? I need a fix mine is just black my theme is not showing .
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      very nice..
    1. myworld's Avatar
      myworld -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLaw-One View Post
      Just got this...no drop in memory on my 3G at all, and it's cool...all other widgets will be found when you scroll to the right.
      Where on Right?
      i m under smartscreen widget...and i only see 4 widget there...nothing else...
    1. thecortezfam6's Avatar
      thecortezfam6 -
      The widgets you see are the only ones available right now other widgets will be released by other developers.