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Lock applications [released]

asked 2013-12-30 19:28:06 +0300

updated 2014-07-25 11:50:20 +0300

jiit gravatar image

I want to be able to lock applications so it can be opened only with device lock code or some other code. This is useful if you don't want certain applications to be opened by children, friends...

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by nthn
close date 2017-03-06 23:15:39.309954


So basically, parental control. That is a very-very good idea!

Macilaci457 ( 2013-12-30 19:43:56 +0300 )edit

I agree, this is a very good idea indeed. Would it make sense to do this on a whitelist basis instead (optionally)? (I.e., all apps are locked by default, but someone can unlock the phone without a PIN (or with a different one) but then has access to the whitelisted apps only.)

martti ( 2014-01-07 20:10:46 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-30 21:03:54 +0300

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Pretty nice idea. Currently you can do this by editing desktop file, and doing special invoker which first opens lock code query before opening the real application.

If I have some free time some day, I might do proof of concept version for it.

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@rainisto Can you please present how we can lock certain apps? I need it so much desperately. People around me are bit nosy and many times they take my phone to send messages or browse. At such times, I feel irked. I don't want to lock my entire phone because it might be little rude, it would be great if I could lock only select personal apps or could have a guest mode kind of thing. Thanks!

Srirang ( 2015-06-07 08:31:47 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-03-06 14:19:47 +0300

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Well it's just a patch and not an official integrated solution.

Alex ( 2017-03-06 15:08:38 +0300 )edit

Oh yes, sure, you still want an official integrated solution for every your wish,

coderus ( 2017-03-06 16:50:56 +0300 )edit

@coderus while you provide lots of solutions, off-shore does not count as harbour release, so yes, we like to see every darn feature being built in, especially those considered hi-sec features

chemist ( 2017-03-06 21:45:26 +0300 )edit

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