Though the Android may be an open source, yet that does not mean that you have to apply those same principles with your kids. Parents, who wants to take a more serious approach to shield their kids from unwanted activity on their phone can use Smart Lock ($1.99), a new application from the Nightshade Labs which stops the phone from accessing non-approved contents.
The Smart Lock application features an Approved Launcher mode which allows the users to only access a pre-determined set of applications. This app is absolutely ideal if you tend to let your children play games on your phone but don’t want them surfing the internetnet or YouTube unsupervised. You may also like to install this if you have violent games or profane music stored on your set, or if you just want to lend the phone to any other person without them accessing your personal information.
The Smart Lock app has few features that adults may want to access for themselves. In the Classic mode, you can block access to all applications except the media player for quick access when you work out. In the No Lock mode, lock screens are removed completely and the person who is accessing can go straight to the home screen by pressing the device’s “wake” button.