App Lock (Smart App Protector)

Friday, 02 May 2014 14:45

From time to time, we have clients who ask us about locking out certain applications, features or settings on the tablets that are used for StreetWise CADlink. This can sometimes be helpful for a number of reasons.

Running numerous applications and services can cause the battery in your tablet to drain faster, or your department may need to try to limit its broadband consumption. In addition, when numerous applications are opened, Android may try to manage its memory capacity by shutting down StreetWise. For whatever reason you may have, there is an app for that.

App Lock (Smart App Protector) is a free app from the Google Play store that you can download and set up to lock down any of the apps, features, or even device settings you have on your tablet so that only authorized individuals can use or change them. If you have an app or setting locked, you’ll need a numeric passcode to access it.

If you search for it in the Google Play store, this is what you will be looking for.

After installation of App Lock, an icon will be placed on the home screen of the tablet you are installing it on. After following the relatively easy setup process, the authorized user can set a passcode and then select what applications and settings to lock.

If an unauthorized individual attempts to circumvent the lock by trying different passcodes and they don’t get the right one, App Lock can even be set to take a photo of the meddler and then alert the person with the right passcode that someone has been attempting to log in without authorization.

For whatever reason that you may want to lock down your tablets, we’ve found that this is one of the best free applications there is for this purpose. We already have a number of departments using it!