EECS Undergraduate Student William Xiao Launches App Pocket Lock, Surpasses 30,000 Downloads

EECS Undergraduate Student William (Yuxuan) Xiao (Sophomore, majoring in CS) has recently published Pocket Lock, which is an Android application that enables the ability to intelligently lock and unlock your phone using sensor data.

William XiaoEECS Undergraduate Student William (Yuxuan) Xiao (Sophomore, majoring in CS) has recently published Pocket Lock, which is an Android application that enables the ability to intelligently lock and unlock your phone using sensor data.

Xiao's application is designed to benefit the user by saving them from needing to use their power button anymore. Pocket Lock recently passed 30,000 downloads and has been featured by Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Kim Kimando, Digital Spy, and Android Community.

Pocket Lock is great for phones with broken power buttons or flip cases. Pocket Lock keeps your phone locked until you take it out, then it unlocks, allowing for easy use and preventing accidental activity in your pocket. Just drop your phone in your pocket and it locks. Download Pocket Lock at the Google Play Store

Pocket Lock is easy to set-up and forget, since it starts automatically on boot, but it also offers advanced customization options. The app is completely free and has no ads. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, use the Send feedback option in the app to email William Xiao directly.

Features:
* Intelligently locks your phone using the proximity and gravity sensor or (accelerometer)
* Works out of the box
* Intuitive options allow for easy customization
* Keeps your phone off when in your pocket. No more pocket pictures!
* Option to only lock or unlock your phone, great for Moto X Active Display
* Disable during phone calls
* Disable when screen is rotated