August 16, 2012 at 5:32 AM #176403
Hello there, let me introduce my new app, LockBot for the Blackberry Playbook!
For Playbook users who doesn't set passwords or wanted a customizable lockscreen(like myself), I made this app specifically to satisfy the cravings for a lockscreen:D
Lockbot is a "virtual" lockscreen for the playbook.
Why "virtual"? Due to the app's design are all sandboxed up in Playbook, it means that this lockscreen will behave as an "app" just like any other.
It will NOT auto lock your screen, or automatically appear when the device is in standby mode and can be brought up by swiping from the bottom bezel just like any other app.
The usage of this app is to serve as a virtual lockscreen and prevents any gestures on the playbook other than swiping from the bezels.
I've run a few testings, and this lock screen can prevent users from launching apps accidentally when inside the briefcase or pocket. But it's still vulnerable to gestures from the bezel tho.
How to use:
Open this app and let it occupy the whole screen before putting the playbook to standby mode. So when the playbook is activated by swiping across the bezel, this app will serve as a lockscreen.
Screenshots:August 16, 2012 at 6:18 PM #197172
Looks great…but can't justify $2.99 for an app that you run. If this actually functioned as the lock screen…still iffy on buying it.August 16, 2012 at 10:01 PM #197173
Ronen HalevyKeymasterPosts: 2,906
Cool idea for an app but what exactly is the use case. I was going to write it up but was having trouble describing what it would be useful forAugust 16, 2012 at 11:37 PM #197174
I would like to make this an actual lockscreen, but due to the fact that all apps are all sandboxed up in playbook there's nothing I can do..
Well, in my actual use, this app prevented touch gestures. Because usually while my Playbook is idle on the table and I put my phone on it it'll activates the playbook and register some touch gestures which is quite annoying.
There's two type of geatures, touch gesture and swipe gesture. For most cases while inside the backpack, capacitive stuffs inside there will register touch gestures only. So far I haven't encounter any swipe gestures, let alone swiping specifically from the bottom of the bezel.
Also, swiping from left or right bezel will bring this app to a sort of "app switching suspended" mode, and swipe left/right again only the app will switch. So I'd say the only weakness of this lockscreen is it's susceptible to swiping gesture from the bottom bezel, which is highly unlikely.August 17, 2012 at 4:17 AM #197175
Update: The price is now 0.99 as introductionary price.November 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM #197176
I just used a couple of screenshots that I took using my playbook and made it into a stop motion animation.
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