Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) – a successor to the currently available Android 2.3 Gingerbread includes many interesting new features. We covered them in great detail in a recent article on the Ice Cream Sandwich. But in brief these include all new Face unlock feature, new refined lock screen, cosmetic and functionality enhancement in the Email, Gmail, Calendar and other system apps, Software Buttons, Widget Enhancements, Swipe Gestures, Data Usage Monitor, Improved Camera App built-in Photo Editing, People Application, Enhanced Dialer and NFC Data Sharing. These are a lot of feature coming in the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) to get us excited!
One of the features that got many people excited about the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) is the new Face unlock capability where ICS can use the built-in facial recognition technology to recognize you and unlock the device. But if you can’t wait for the official ROM release of the ICS for your device and want to get this feature right now then you are in luck! This is because a recent update to an Android app called Visidon AppLock Plus now allows the face unlock feature like in the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) using the facial recognition! This feature is still experimental in this app but at least its there. Other features of this app include using the facial recognition to unlock the apps which are otherwise protected. This app also supports Liveness detection feature to guard against the photo spoofing using a picture of the person in question.
Please note that Face Unlock feature is only available in the pro version of the Visidon AppLock Plus. Here are the other extra features of the paid version of this app:
- No ads!
- Pattern and PIN as alternative unlocking methods!
- Haptic feedback for all alternative unlocking methods!
- Experimental lockscreen feature (read important note below!)
- Liveliness detector, which guards against photograph spoofing!
- More extra features in future versions!
Also it should be noted that front facing camera in your device must be present to use the face recognition feature (of course!).
[Download Visidon AppLock Plus for Android]
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