LockScreenIt wins Gold Award in the "Best New Mobile App" - January 2018 Best Mobile App Awards Contest.

LockScreenIt wins Gold Award in the "Best New Mobile App" - January 2018 Best Mobile App Awards Contest.

We won!

Raleigh, NC - LockScreenIt® has won the Gold Award in the Best Mobile App Awards' January 2018 contest for “Best New Mobile App”! You can read our submission here. This is the first of many awards that we hope the app will receive, and we are very proud of the ten releases of the app that have been approved by Apple over the past year. We appreciate all of the support that our users continue to provide, and we are very excited to bring you even more ways to stay organized in 2018!

Following our win, I had a great opportunity to be interviewed by the team at Best Mobile App Awards about the story behind LockScreenIt. I enjoyed sharing a few things that we have learned along the journey so far. You can read that interview here.


Designing changes and new features based on user feedback.

We love user feedback. Our entire objective behind LockScreenIt is to create a mobile app that users will want to use on a daily basis, one they will look forward to seeing updates from, and one that they will tell their family and friends about. We are nimble, and having invaluable input allows us to continue down the path of mapping out changes and enhancements that make the best sense and bring to life.

When it came to planning version 2.4, we wanted to take our first official opportunity to thank our users by creating a build of the app that is almost entirely based on feedback. As a result of establishing a small focus group out on Reddit, and soliciting the user base, this release has over 20 feedback enhancements. Awesome!

One wicked cool new feature is our new "Show contact info on widget:" option, which allows you to place any contact email address and/or phone number that you'd like onto the app's lock screen widget, along with the message "If found, please contact...". We figured that since we already have our widget, this could certainly be helpful for when we all accidentally leave our phones or tablets somewhere, and they may not have Internet access. We brought back Laura and Ted LockScreenIt to give everyone a quick glimpse on how the feature can save the day. Watch our latest explainer video!


Gaining user adoption.

Seeing the number of app users go up each week is an incredible feeling. We are a grass roots type organization, and building things from the ground up, while at the same time having fun interacting with our customers around the world makes things just that much more rewarding. If you are an existing user, please continue to tell us what you think. In fact, we've made that even easier for you. Look for the ? in the top right hand corner of the app when you have it open, and drop us a line!


Be well,

Team LockScreenIt




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A: With the introduction of iOS 10, LockScreenIt provides an easy way for you to send any type of reminder to your locked iOS device, eliminating the need to unlock your phone or tablet, and then open multiple apps.

In this example, you can see a reminder that holds Laura's boarding pass for her upcoming flight.
A: LockScreenIt has an iOS 10+ lock screen "widget" that accompanies the app. This unique lock screen widget allows users to see details regarding anywhere from 1 to 5 active reminder items, all while their device is locked! On top of textual reminder types with descriptions, and notes, and optional checklists, reminders can also include cropped screenshots of anything at all, either from a user's photo library or live from their camera. For example, airline boarding passes! Frequent travelers can avoid anxiety and stress by avoiding interruptions in Internet connectivity, or other common problems. See Laura's use of LockScreenIt in the LockScreenIt (for frequent travelers) video on YouTube
A: The iOS 10+ lock screen widgets are new, and will take a little while to get used to. Here are some simple steps to position the LockScreenIt widget on your device:
  • Swipe all the way to the right. This will take you to your list of any existing widgets.
  • Scroll all the way to the bottom. Here you will see an "Edit" button.
  • Tap the "Edit" button.
  • Locate the LockScreenIt widget in the "MORE WIDGETS" section of the "Add Widgets" area and touch the "+ sign" icon to its left.
  • Tap and hold the "3 horizontal lines" icon to the right of the LockScreenIt widget, and drag the widget to the top of your widgets list.
  • Tap "Done"


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