Probably, iPhone’s original Home Screen (Lock screen) is very boring and non-intuitive. There are couple of apps that make the experience much richer by giving you option to add SMS preview, Calendar events, Weather, etc, but none of them is as perfect as the one we are about to discuss now. Though IntelliScreen does a fairly good job, it’s a single screen widget. The new app is called SmartScreen, developed by one of the iPhone DevTeam members, to be released under the brand MediaPhone.
SmartScreen basically let’s you do things to home Screen that you could do with HTC Hero. Just like Dashboard on your Mac, you can have widgets like weather, stocks etc on the iPhone lockscreen! Like HTC Hero, you can reposition the widgets the same way you move the apps, just tap and hold to move – and you can have upto 8 screens of different widgets. Its quite a neat approach for having widgets on iPhone OS – which makes it Kick ass app for Lock Screen.
Of course it needs Jailbreaking like all good Cydia apps, it violates Apple’s SDK agreement and cannot be sold on the AppStore. The cool news is that developers who are willing to create various widgets will be completely able to – an SDK for SmartScreen has been scheduled for release in November of this year.
There is no word on pricing, but I believe it would be either free or dirt cheap.