I know what you’re thinking: “we don’t need one more of these flashlight applications.” Even though Cydia and the App Store are flooded with Flashlight apps, I have a very special interest in FlashLock because it was my idea and I worked with developer Filippo Bigarella to bring it to life.
Up until today, my flashlight app of choice was SpringFlash, but it never really did what I wanted. So, I asked one of my favorite tweak devs if he could make my dream flashlight app come true. And he did…
To activate FlashLock, simply double tap the home button from your lockscreen and it will bring up the flashlight icon. Tap this icon and your iPhone 4 camera flash will light up until you tap the icon again. If you are familiar with iOS 5 and the way you can bring up the camera icon from the lockscreen, well, this is the same concept.
I like this app because it’s simple and I find it much more practical than the SpringFlash toggle in SBSettings.
You can get FlashLock for free from Filippo’s repo: http://filippobiga.me/repo. I believe it will also be available on one of the major repos soon.
So, what do you think of FlashLock? What about the name of the app? I came up with it in about 10 seconds, and as you can tell, it’s not very original. But at least it is descriptive.