[RELEASE] Locktopus

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  1. Axis

    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    UPDATE: JAN 29, 2011: We're close to releasing an update. It will be nearly a complete rewrite with several new features, bug fixes, and performance enhancements.

    Gojohnnyboi and I are proud to release Locktopus, an unobtrusive SpringBoard extension that enables users to lock and unlock apps directly from SpringBoard. Simply press and hold an icon (like you would to re-arrange them) and a neat little button will appear on each icon, indicating its lock status.

    The idea of password-protecting apps is not new, but Locktopus (available for $2 on the Cydia Store) is a game changer. You don't have to open a standalone application to manage locked apps. You don't need to respring. With Locktopus, you lock and unlock apps quickly, seamlessly, and intuitively (directly from the home screen).

    Here are some screenshots:

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    Locktopus has gained popularity on Twitter. Here are some tweets:

    http://twitter.com/iH8sn0w/status/20684117353
    http://twitter.com/spoonforknife/status/20679756244
    http://twitter.com/natwad/status/20690944730
    http://twitter.com/StealthBravo/status/20678341884
    http://twitter.com/noipi/status/20686725607
    http://twitter.com/cjkonecnik/status/20684880690
    http://twitter.com/xfsasx/status/20702066564
    Locktopus works on all devices (iPod touches, iPhones, and the iPad) on all modern firmwares (3.x-4.x). Locktopus has Retina graphics for the iPhone 4. Any app can be locked with Locktopus, even if its in a folder. Locktopus supports multitasking in that a password is required not just to launch a locked app, but also to switch to a locked app.

    We have some interesting features planned for the next update, including an option for a numeric passcode, the ability to lock entire folders, AES encryption, etc. Most ideas have come from people on Twitter!

    Another reason to buy Locktopus: spoonforknife made the graphics!

    Finally, feel free to ask questions about what Locktopus can and can't do (yet). I'll eventually add some sort of FAQ list to this post.

    Locktopus is available now on the Cydia Store for a mere $2 USD.

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    (spoonforknife)
  2. Bubalooshi

    Bubalooshi Active Member

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    While I don't have the need for this, I'm sure there are others that will.

    It looks really nice and clean.
    Much better than having to launch an app and lock other apps from it.

    Good job, keep it up.
  3. deadlyvirus

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    Cool! Might go get this now.

    OT: You can really tell which icons are retina-display updates and which aren't.
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    This looks cool, but i have no need to lock my apps...
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    daconcerror Banned

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    I can't find it (I am slightly retarded though)
  6. Axis

    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's not listed in "Cydia Store Products" yet, but you can search for it, view it in "Changes", or see it in the Security section.

    edit: it's in System now, but we're in the process of moving it to Security.
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    This is brilliant. I've been waiting for an app-locking solution that actually works for some time now.
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    I searched for it bun it didn't show up..
  9. Axis

    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Make sure you have refreshed sources. It was added to the BigBoss repo in the wee hours of the morning.
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    This looks awesome, kinda makes me miss that app from back in the 1.x days when you put a secret code into calculator

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    This way is far easier though, is it one password for all or are they independent?

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