Browse the Internet From Your Lock Screen With 'LockWeb'
The one thing about all iOS devices that we love the most is the built in Wi-Fi capability that makes these little devices like pocket computers. However if you find the act of unlocking the device and opening the Safari application to browse the Internet a pain, a new jailbreak tweak dubbed LockWeb
by iOS developer Smartviper E75
will let you browse the Internet right from your lock screen without the need to even unlock your iOS device.
As shown above, the tweak handles like Mobile Safari. It has a limited lock screen view and a full-screen view, which is toggled by tapping on the button with the arrows on it. The button next to the clock on the lock screen is what will bring up all of your Web browser options that are shown in the screenshot below:
The first bar is a URL bar and you can type full URLs in this bar and tap on the Go button to launch a Web site from the lock screen. The bar below the URL bar is the Google search bar and is similar to the one found in Mobile Safari – tapping on the magnifying glass button will launch a Google search for whatever you queried right on the lock screen. The tweak also includes all your basic Web browser function buttons such as forward and back, refresh, and quit loading. The share button allows you to copy the link of the Web site, download the file on the Web site, or open the page in Mobile Safari.
You will also find a preferences pane in the Settings application where you can enable and disable LockWeb on demand:
LockWeb will not allow people to search the Web from your device when you have a passcode set, which is good for those that care about their security. However, LockWeb keeps your screen from falling asleep on the lock screen if you leave it on, which can drain your battery if you forget to turn it off or the lock screen is accidentally lit up in your pocket.
If searching the Web from your lock screen has always been something you’ve wanted to do, LockWeb will certainly do this for you. It works with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad as long as they're running iOS 5.
Developer: Smartviper E75
Sources: Smartviper E75