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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. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      Quote Originally Posted by thecortezfam6 View Post
      What program is that on the picture you put up? thats not ssh or terminal right?
      Looks like iFile. Great App.

      Quote Originally Posted by KingRedmer View Post
      Any way to use mac widgets with this? That would be amazing lol.
      That would be flipping amazing. I think I might dive into the SDK today and see what I can do.

      Quote Originally Posted by thecortezfam6 View Post
      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 .
      This is a weird situation actually. With SmartScreen on, I am still getting my slider theme to work, but my wallpaper is now my custom boot logo for the phone.... Not sure what is going on here.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      when i first saw the demo on this it looked much more promising on release. oh well ill try it anyways.
    1. c.e.p's Avatar
      c.e.p -
      bought this last night, and it works with ease. No problems at all
    1. knguyen's Avatar
      knguyen -
      idk how this compares to Lockinfo, but Lockinfo drains a lot of power.
    1. sonyman74's Avatar
      sonyman74 -
      How do you get it off military time.
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      I have both Intlliscreen and LockInfo. Neither of them drains much power for me. Maybe you have several background processes running. But in general it would seem to me that frameworks that interact with existing apps are more efficient than frameworks that replicate existing apps, like notes, calculator, weather, calendar widgets etc. These are "live, always on" versions of existing apps that only use cpu and baterry while they are on, only when used. Just my thoughts...
    1. gggguest's Avatar
      gggguest -
      I was able to get a free activation code from the developers yesterday. Was excited after playing with it for a while, but now I'm pretty freaking disappointed.

      At the moment, there's only 4 (FOUR!) widgets. All these other ones that developers are making are probably going to cost money (the developer of TwitFeed and the weather one is charging).

      So, take $5, and add more money for the widgets. Real ******** if you ask me...

      The only lock screen mod that I like is LockInfo. It's neatly organized, doesn't slow things down, and has a great developer. SmartScreen sucks, QuickBrowse sucks, Cydget sucks, and IntelliScreen sucks. LockInfo FTW.
    1. thecortezfam6's Avatar
      thecortezfam6 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sonyman74 View Post
      How do you get it off military time.
      change the Setting HH:mm to hh:mm
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      That is a cool app.
    1. bbillh77's Avatar
      bbillh77 -
      I will wait a week then try it
    1. fleadog99's Avatar
      fleadog99 -
      wait, they are going to actually charge money for the gadgets? are you serious? that is retarded. How lame.
    1. MikePA's Avatar
      MikePA -
      Quote Originally Posted by fleadog99 View Post
      wait, they are going to actually charge money for the gadgets? are you serious? that is retarded. How lame.
      Imagine that, programmers who want paid for the work they do.
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      Quote Originally Posted by metaserph View Post
      I have both Intlliscreen and LockInfo. Neither of them drains much power for me. Maybe you have several background processes running. But in general it would seem to me that frameworks that interact with existing apps are more efficient than frameworks that replicate existing apps, like notes, calculator, weather, calendar widgets etc. These are "live, always on" versions of existing apps that only use cpu and battery while they are on, only when used. Just my thoughts...
      In my experience on my 3G, LockInfo tends to lag often. takes awhile for my slider to even respond as it loads.

      With SmartScreen, although limited to, well, jack squat right now, I receive none of this lag that LockInfo had been giving. Given, LockInfo at this point is loading a lot more information than SmartScreen is at the moment.

      Nonetheless, I also see NO extra battery or memory usage while im not at the lock screen.

      Hands down, SmartScreen loads and responds faster than LockInfo on my 3GS. With no other background processes except Phone and Mail.

      Quote Originally Posted by BeSweeet View Post
      I was able to get a free activation code from the developers yesterday. Was excited after playing with it for a while, but now I'm pretty freaking disappointed.

      At the moment, there's only 4 (FOUR!) widgets. All these other ones that developers are making are probably going to cost money (the developer of TwitFeed and the weather one is charging).

      So, take $5, and add more money for the widgets. Real ******** if you ask me...

      The only lock screen mod that I like is LockInfo. It's neatly organized, doesn't slow things down, and has a great developer. SmartScreen sucks, QuickBrowse sucks, Cydget sucks, and IntelliScreen sucks. LockInfo FTW.

      I think we just have to be patient for new widgets to appear. I've downloaded the SDK and will take a look tonight myself, but I wouldn't expect payment for these widgets, nor would I pay for them. That news is rediculous
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      There are quite a few widgets listed on the official site, but only 4 available in Cydia... am I missing something?
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      There are quite a few widgets listed on the official site, but only 4 available in Cydia... am I missing something?
      Unfortunately the widgets on their website are from other developers. These have not been released yet, but I imagine these developers will be doing so quite quickly.

      In the mean time, for the savvy, they have released an SDK for the community to build their own widgets for SmartScreen.
    1. xerray's Avatar
      xerray -
      where do you buy this?
    1. chrisrotolo's Avatar
      chrisrotolo -
      anyone??? (echo) will we ever see a video lockscreen again?
      I know people will say it sucks and is choppy and etc.
      but I think it was cool

      I dont know how you would have all your info at the same time though, maybe after the brief video it goes to lockscreen with info, can it really be that difficult devs? havent seen it since 1.4??

      anyone have any info on this please PM me thanks.
    1. hrag525's Avatar
      hrag525 -
      i love this idea but i lose my ipod controls on the lockscreen. i hope there is an update?

      go in the clock>format>

      instead of HH:mm

      put hh:mm

      Quote Originally Posted by sonyman74 View Post
      How do you get it off military time.
      go in the clock>format>

      instead of HH:mm

      put hh:mm
    1. gggguest's Avatar
      gggguest -
      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?

      go in the clock>format>

      instead of HH:mm

      put hh:mm



      go in the clock>format>

      instead of HH:mm

      put hh:mm
      Double-click the home button and they'll come up like usual...
    1. gary86's Avatar
      gary86 -
      tried to get the repo and kept getting a bunch of random errors pop-ups. It says it downloaded but when I went to 'smartscreen' in cydia it wouldn't DL. Just kept spinning and spinning (the loader) and suggestions?