WidgetLocker Lets You Customize Your Lock Screen, Available In The Market

WidgetLocker, by TeslaCoil Software, is a lock screen replacement app that offers a great deal of extras along with personal customization.  The app assists in preventing you from requiring needless multiple steps to drill down and get back to an apps interface.  You can do it all directly from the lock screen.  The app allows you to place shortcuts and widgets on the lock screen, much like you can on your home screen.  Moving apps around are equally as simple, you just long press and drag to reposition an app or shortcut.  The functionality allows you to stay interactive with certain apps, like music players and podcasts while not accidentally unlocking the phone and touching unwanted applications.  

There are also a plethora of settings that will allow a user to make multiple tweaks to the lock screen, such as the placement of volume keys.  There’s also functionality that will allow you to perform an unlock with the trackball for trackball enabled devices.  In addition, the app also does a wonderful job of providing a tutorial for you to check out all of the features and gives an explanation of each one.  The app also gives you an optional “Easy Wake” feature using any button such as the volume, camera or trackball to wake the device.  Furthermore, the developer has stated that the next version of WidgetLocker will support custom themes.  That should spice up your lock screen a bit.  So if you’re ready for a new lock screen experience, head on over to our apps database and check it out for yourself.  Don’t forget to leave a comment and let us know what you think.

About the Author: Joe Sirianni

Joe was born in New Jersey and spent most of his childhood moving around from state to state. He eventually made his way to Pennsylvania where he met his Portuguese beauty and made her his wife. He now has three great kids and full access to all of the Portuguese food he can eat. Joe's love for mobile technology began when he bought his first Palm Pilot, a Palm M130 and left it on top of his car, driving off, causing it to smash into a thousand pieces. Forced to buy a new device, he quickly discovered that specs were changing so rapidly he was buying a new device every six months just to keep up. Since then, he has constantly felt the need to have the latest and greatest. When the "smartphone" revolution began and integrating cell phones and PDA's was the norm, he quickly jumped to Windows Mobile for several years until the first Android device was launched, the T-Mobile G1. Joe began appreciating all of the free utilities Google provided and sold his soul (his precious data) to Google long before they got into the mobile OS business. So, there was no hesitation at all for him to jump on board and ride the Android train as an early adopter. And boy has it been a blast. Joe now works in the Engineering & Operations dept for a major mobile carrier where he remotely troubleshoots cell sites and loves being an Editor for TalkAndroid.

  • bee

    I don’t suppose anyone knows where that background of the girl came from? I like it!

  • xiang

    i find using the volume buttons to wake the screen annoying. anybody know how to prevent this ? im using a galaxy s 19000.