Upcoming ‘AppSlider’ tweak places two app shortcuts on your Lock screen

By , Mar 2, 2012

Do you have a couple of apps that you just can’t live without? Do you find yourself wishing for a way to launch them directly without hitting your Home screen?

If you fit the above criteria, then check out this video preview of AppSlider. This is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that lets you specify two app shortcuts for your Lock screen…

Configuring your favorite two apps is just a a matter of visiting the settings panel for AppSlider located within the Settings app.

For those wondering how this works when you have a passcode enabled, don’t worry; it respects the passcode security and it won’t launch an app until the passcode is entered successfully.

AppSlider is in development by Ron Melkhior, and should be available for free on Cydia in the near future. We’ll let know know once it’s available.

What do you think of AppSlider thus far?

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  • jose castro

    locksliderz is better i think

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CN5J4JJ7W22CZWIL3ACJULISDE Marc

    I use locksliderz for this. It’s available now and works good. Supports more than 2 apps and has a few other tweak options.

    • jose castro

      it would be bad@ss if you can do more then 2 buttons for this new tweaks

  • http://twitter.com/Spaolo_Goliaa Stefano Paolo

    Hey Jeff is this app dependent on the evil winterboard? Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/App1eNerd Ron Melkhior

      No, you just need PreferenceLoader and AppList. Winterboard isn’t needed.

      • http://twitter.com/Spaolo_Goliaa Stefano Paolo

        Thanks pal. Since we can’t restore whenever we want I’m very cautions what I install on my 4S, especially if it’s a heavy substrate.

    • http://twitter.com/thehayhorse Hayden Jenkins

      “the evil winterboard” lol

  • Eric Morgan

    How does it affect double tapping for the camera shortcut. How does a review of the lock screen tweak not address this. Terrible review.

    • http://twitter.com/App1eNerd Ron Melkhior

      The tweak disables the camera button.

      • Emile Bosnjakovic

        Hey Ron, love the tweak dude.

        Have had an idea for a similar tweak for some time now. Give me a shout to discuss whether possible or not.. emilebos@gmail.com

  • Shugo Asakura

    Does it play nice with android lock xt?

    • http://twitter.com/App1eNerd Ron Melkhior

      I don’t think there should be any problems.

  • Dan

    looks nice, but it would be in the way of my lockinfo

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DXQQP3XQ5DPW5D2D6F3CT3VB54 mark

    using springtomizer and placing camera app on lockscreen is more than sufficient….

  • Anonymous

    I just use Activator. Slide up from bottom right on lock screen to launch YouMail, slide up from bottom left to launch biteSMS, and double tap clock to launch the phone app. I guess it looks kinda cool to have the app icons on the lock screen……But I don’t think I don’t think I’ll be using this one.