Upcoming tweak puts customizable app shortcuts to your iOS lock screen

By , Jan 1, 2013

The iPhone’s lock screen has got to be the source of endless inspiration for jailbreak developers and conceptual artists who are constantly coming up with new ways to broaden functionality of your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. UI designer @Sentry_NC of the Auxo fame thought long and hard about juicing up the iPhone’s lock screen and came up with this concept showing how the iOS lock screen pulley grabber could be for more than just the camera app.

What’s best, we heard that jailbreak developer Rudolf Lichtner is already working on turning his idea into a reality. As always, our own Jeff Benjamin will be monitoring the progress of this tweak and sharing his hands-on impressions as soon as the finished code hits Cydia…

In addition to pulling the grabber up to reveal the Camera app (or lock screen toggles, if you use the SwipeCam tweak), this concept has your dragging your finger horizontally across a row of shortcut icons for the Phone, Messages, Music or other customizable apps.

Stop your finger over, say, the Messages icon and simply drag upwards to reveal your messages right beneath the lock screen, just like that and without having to punch in your passcode first.

Android Jelly Bean has a similar feature that lets you put app shortcuts on the lock screen for quick access to up to four applications of your choosing.

According to Rudolf, the tweak is currently in the works.

He’s also saying the Grabber Shortcuts tweak will be customizable so people can put their favorite apps under the pulley grabber. The concept definitely looks cool, but as no release date has been set for the actual tweak, we’ll just have to wait it out.

Speaking of tweaks, why not check out iDB’s ultimate list of the top jailbreak tweaks of 2012?

What’s your call?

Is this tweak going to vastly extend the functionality of your iPhone’s lock screen?

[via @JailbreakCon]

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  • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 Rudolf Lichtner

    You did a mistake there… I (@rud0lf77) am the Developer who is working on the Tweak…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1021178743 Marnix Robyns

      good luck

      • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 Rudolf Lichtner

        Thanks :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/brogan.samms Brogan G. Samms

        Will this be compatible with Unfold as well? It looks great!

      • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 Rudolf Lichtner

        Not sure. On my Development Device (iOS 6) it crashes.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        ummm thats bad…^^

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com/author/dujkan Christian Zibreg

      fixed

      • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 Rudolf Lichtner

        Thanks.

    • ExRoot

      Rudolf….,the only thing I ask which probably means nothing is that it is still lockable. So many of these lock screen tweaks seem
      To bypass the actual locking capability. I would ever use a screen lock that allows someone to bypass and gain access to my private stash. I use many tweaks it none on my lock screen for this reason. I’m sure I’m not the only one. Good luck.

      • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 Rudolf Lichtner

        We thought about that already :) you will be able to choose if you want a Passcode Prompt.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      dude can you please fix the backgrounder multitasking tweak so we can have real multitasking on is again?

      • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 Rudolf Lichtner

        I could create a whole new Tweak which allows real Multitasking. But maybe you should first contact the Developer of Backgrounder? :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        please please develop that new tweak… we really need full back grounding on IOS… the dev of backgrounder have stopped working on IOS

    • edo yaldeh

      How much will it cost cant wait to purchase it will it work on iOS 5.1.1

      • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 Rudolf Lichtner

        We are not sure about the price yet.

  • Muhammad

    Looking forward to these, just as soon as the iPhone 5 can be jailbroken

  • Imahottguy

    Looks awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    great idea,,, to bad iphone 5 has no jailbreak the 4S value is staying very high

  • christodouluke

    iOS needs more shortcuts to composition outside of Siri. This is perfect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jhonny1x Jonathan Jaimes

    They copy that from android

    • RarestName

      Which feature from Android is copied?

  • http://twitter.com/DKroger116 ☞Dylan James Kroger

    That’s an amazing idea! I would support it!

  • http://twitter.com/redevil1987 Damian W

    simple yet beautiful and exactly what iOS has needed.

  • Guest

    Will this be compatible with Unfold?

  • Shaun

    Sounds cool

  • Shaun

    When iOS 6 unteathered coming

  • http://twitter.com/Nicki_Danny Danny

    I am loving how developers are working on tweaks in 100% iOS style.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49402594 Marlber ‘Malberto’ Cruz

    Nice tweak, but there is no real point to any new tweak without a jailbreak for the iPhone 4s or the iPhone 5…
    ultimatelly just wasted effort… ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • http://www.hbiphonelabs.com/ Ryan Lawrence

    Really very nice concept of this tweak…

  • http://twitter.com/EaglesPride_ Aleandro green

    is this tweak out?

  • Jonathan

    Needs an update. When on lock screen, if you have a code, it should ask for it and then go to decided application. Plus, theres a bug when opening application. Keep going, this is a good concept.