Let’s face it: The iPhone’s slide-to-unlock feature isn’t the most creative or attractive security solution out there. Sure, it represents Apple’s simplistic approach — just swipe from left to right and you’re in — but it definitely leaves a lot to be desired design-wise. Developer Adam Bell is changing that with a unique jailbreak tweak called Stride.
The $2.99 app replaces the regular slide-to-unlock screen with customized gestures “defined to suit your style.” Rather than limiting users to a 9-point field like on Android, or requiring that users draw a specified pattern on an image, Stride gives folks the freedom the draw their password practically any way they choose. Say, for example, one’s signature.
If you prefer to have double the security, you can enable iOS’ native passcode lock as well, which will appear once you successfully draw your Stride password. The app is currently available from the Big Boss Repo in the Cydia Store.
[via 9to5 Mac]