[APP][24 JUNE] ThrottleLock 0.9.1 - PEEK YOUR DESKTOP WHILE LOCKED! Great improvement

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APBilbo

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Please DO ME A FAVOR... help me make this app better!. Tell me:
- If you have not installed the app: why?
- If you have installed: how is it working?
- If it's not working alright: what is exactly not working as you expected?
- If you like it but you will not use it, please tell me why.
- If you think it can be better... tell me how to improve it! :)

Thanks!

Features Showcase VIDEO :)


0.9.1 Version available. Changelog:
- Added png format for backgrounds
- Added an option to select the vibration Time and LED in case Haptic feedback is not working.
- Added checkbox to choose if tlock starts showing desktop directly or showing the lock screen.
- Appointments time format now depends on devices's regional settings
- Solved silence call using hardware volume key
- Solved going to desktop even when finger is down.
- Solved windows button when locked to desktop in WM6.5.X ROMS
- Solved alarm not sounding
- Solved double lock by changing the registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\BackLight\AutoDeviceLockEnable => 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\keybd\DeviceLockWhenSuspend => 0
- Solved issues with not hidding notifications.
 
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APBilbo

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Thanks T! I'm with the flash thing now ;).

Wow, Great! How/where is the password stored?

The default password is the top left dot (just click on it). Once you have setted your own pattern (you can do that by tap&hold and then select change pattern) it's stored on a file called lockcode.txt in the app folder.
 

TheChampJT

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Ohhh! Looks amazing, installing ASAP :D!

EDIT: First thoughts:

WOW! This app is amazing, especially for the first beta. Honestly, I'd use this as is with no changes. I think I'm going to skin it later this weekend to see how it looks. Therer were a few things I noticed however.

If you enter the wrong pattern, "again" is spelled "aggain".
The load time took about 5-6 seconds on my touch.

That was really all that I noticed with it. Works very smooth and and I really like the transparent affect on it!

Just a few suggestions:

Please keep it simple like it is, too much extra will just slow it down.

The option to overlap existing lines in the pattern would give some extra security.

Making it full screen with an extra row of dots.

Sorry to sound like a pain, but I really like this development and would like to see this grow a lot.

Again, excellent work, keep it up :D!
 
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Kraize

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Omgawd. Alfonso. I love you. You always come out with the things i need at exactly the right time :D I was looking for something like the iPhone S2U. I know A_C almost perfected it, but i really wanted a passcode thing. I'm going to double lock my phone now, Throttle Lock under my S2U2.
 

kidnamedAlbert

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i think maybe it would be faster if the background was all black. i think transparency slows it down...
anyways, this is amazing.

EDIT: nevermind black background looks ugly.
 
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Napbree

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WOW. Dude, you've done it again, this is ground breaking stuff.

I can;t fault it apart from the slow loading times. It's awesome

Also, is there anyway you can allow diagonals from one to the other? If you see what I mean?

Nice work!
 

bootheresa

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Very nice work APBilbo. Thank You. I have been looking for something like this for a while now. S2U2 is just to overloaded for my liking. It didn't seem to work right at first after I set the pattern, so I soft reset and now it works flawless on my Sprint Touch stock 6.1 ROM. Again Thank You, BOO
 

htctoucher

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I've been looking for an Android lock app ever since i saw the video preview of googles android OS.. what ive been looking for
great work!
 
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LivinOne

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Are you planning on adding features like S2U2? I asked A_C to add the patter feature to his unlock and he would not so I'm hoping you add the features he has so we can all have the best of everything.

Having an option to make the pattern "pads" invisible would allow the features from S2U2 can be added onscreen :)
 

kidnamedAlbert

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so i made a "skin" for this.
Screen01.jpg

Screen02.jpg
 

APBilbo

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Thank's everybody for the feedback!! :)

As i fas as I see there's no problems other than the speed thing... I'll try to speed it up a little bit. I can't promiss anything though.

About where will the throttle development go I don't plan to make it very complex. May be in the future I'll add:
- Full screen support.
- Some icon notifications for missed calls, new sms, new mail.

Understand that this is mostly a locking app to secure your device. Any info given on it will be public, so it will not show anything like next appointment, last called id, etc.... Though you're able to receive calls while the device is locked.

Thanks!!! :)
 

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    Please DO ME A FAVOR... help me make this app better!. Tell me:
    - If you have not installed the app: why?
    - If you have installed: how is it working?
    - If it's not working alright: what is exactly not working as you expected?
    - If you like it but you will not use it, please tell me why.
    - If you think it can be better... tell me how to improve it! :)

    Thanks!

    Features Showcase VIDEO :)


    0.9.1 Version available. Changelog:
    - Added png format for backgrounds
    - Added an option to select the vibration Time and LED in case Haptic feedback is not working.
    - Added checkbox to choose if tlock starts showing desktop directly or showing the lock screen.
    - Appointments time format now depends on devices's regional settings
    - Solved silence call using hardware volume key
    - Solved going to desktop even when finger is down.
    - Solved windows button when locked to desktop in WM6.5.X ROMS
    - Solved alarm not sounding
    - Solved double lock by changing the registry entries:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\BackLight\AutoDeviceLockEnable => 0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\keybd\DeviceLockWhenSuspend => 0
    - Solved issues with not hidding notifications.
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    Possible to prevent program from running in background?
    Would like to use it as a simple guard-lock.
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    Phone blocked, cannot get into my phone

    I don't know if it"s the right place to post my message but I really need held.

    I'm coming to you because I have a problem with Throttlelock 0.6 that I intalled earlier on my HTC HD on the main memory.
    My problem is that I've forgotten my pattern that locks my phone and I have no access to it even when I connect it on my computer.

    I've read few forums where they advice to connect the phone and read the document which content the code to unlock it via Activ Sync but my computer cannot get into the main memory.
    So everytime I try to reboot it I'm facing the same problem, to the screen where you have to draw your pattern.

    My question is: Is there any way to undo the code, reinitialise, uninstall or whatever solution, the program so I can access my phone again.
    And I'd prefer avoiding a hard reset since I don't know if my data had been saved on my computer.

    Thank you for your answers.


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