LiveUseful

Make your iOS lock screen useful

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#4 Product of the DayFebruary 12, 2018

With LiveUseful, Hide text, image and QR code in your lock screen wallpaper. Only show them when you press the screen use 3D Touch.

Reminders, todo-lists, QR code of your social media account, the exchange rate table ...... Your lock screen can do a lot. It’s all depends on your imagination!

Make your lock screen useful using Live Photo.

Reviews

  • Armin SalehipourApp Designer & Developer
    Pros: 

    Brilliant workaround for iOS, the app is easy to use

    Cons: 

    Low resolution when pressing on iPhone X. Custom text, box, and adding images are locked behind a pro paywall when the app costs $1.99

    I love this concept, but I can't recommend it to a friend because I know they wouldn't be okay with paying twice. I have no problem paying for an app and supporting a fellow developer, but I can't justify paying for more features after paying upfront. Maybe make it free and then pay for pro or have all features and pay upfront? I think it would also be fantastic if adding lists/tables was built natively into the app rather than having to screenshot one and importing it as an image (which is currently only for pro users as well). This last point might just be for iPhone X, but even with a 5K wallpaper, activating live on the iPhone X lockscreen stretches the image to the point of visible blurring. Since the text/QR generated by the app also gets blurred I'm guessing this has to do with the resolution the app exports the final image in. Overall, I think this is a great idea and i hope it sees improvements in the future

    Armin Salehipour has used this product for one day.
  • Matvey BadaguevData scientist @Placr
    Pros: 

    simple and understandble UI

    Cons: 

    didn't find

    will for updates

    Matvey Badaguev has used this product for one day.

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AbadesiHiring@abadesi · 👩🏽‍💻 Product Hunt | Hustle Crew | NTT
Thanks for hunting @megabits_mzq love the idea of making the lock screen more useful - what inspired the idea to build this? And what's on your lock screen? 📱
megabitsMaker@megabits_mzq · iOS Developer, UTT Podcast Host
@abadesi The first app using Live Photo to hide information is Elk. It can make a live photo include an exchange rate table. And some other apps can also make similar function. But there aren't any universal tools to just add everything in a live photo. So I made LiveUseful. On my lock screen, it's a QR code of my Line account. I'm living in Japan. Line is the most commonly used chat app. When I want to befriend with somebody, they can just scan my lock screen easily. And the background is a photo of Tokyo Tower. 😊
Cenk@cenk
Wow, what an incredibly clever idea!
megabitsMaker@megabits_mzq · iOS Developer, UTT Podcast Host
@cenk Thank you so much.
Philipp Wüthrich@phippuuuu · 🇨🇭
Ha ha, this would be great for students to cheat on a exam!
megabitsMaker@megabits_mzq · iOS Developer, UTT Podcast Host
@phippuuuu 😂 But you can‘t bring your phone to examination room.
Jonas Petermann@jonas_petermann · sociologist & market researcher
This is a really great idea, I never thought of, the only problem I see is for dynamic things like to-do list; you always have to change the picture manually to update information.
megabitsMaker@megabits_mzq · iOS Developer, UTT Podcast Host
@jonas_petermann It's a problem. But iOS doesn't have an API to change lock screen dynamically.
Toya Worley@toyaworley · Apple and iOS addicted
Great app!