The description of I.C.E. Lock
I.C.E. Lock is a simple, free app that lets you show your emergency info on your phone's existing lockscreen.
It's like a Medic Alert bracelet for your phone - emergency responders can see the emergency info they need, even if you're unconscious, and even if your phone is locked. But they don't have full access to your phone, because you've locked it like you normally do.
Unlike other emergency apps, I.C.E. Lock does not make you install a custom lock screen. It works with your current security, so you can keep your lock screen looking just the way you want it to.
I.C.E. Lock does this by showing your emergency info as an ongoing "notification", just like those used for incoming emails, texts, and so on. But this notification is always there - it won't go away unless you decide to turn it off. And it stays out of the way, using a lower priority setting than other notifications.
Until you touch it, the notification simply shows "My Emergency Info - swipe down for more".
If someone swipes down, your emergency details are shown - a large headline and up to 6 or 7 lines of smaller text. If your phone is locked, that's all they can see. If your phone is unlocked, they can tap for more information that you control.
Setting up I.C.E. Lock is very simple:
- Enter the emergency info that you want to be shown on your lock screen.
- Preview the notification until you get it looking the way you want.
- That's it!
Once set up, this app needs no further attention. The notification will appear on your status bar and your lock screen, even if you reboot your phone. It will keep doing its job unless you decide to turn it off.
Best of all, I.C.E. Lock is FREE with NO ADS. I created it for my own use, and I thought other people might find it handy too.
Known issue: In rare cases (usually after rebooting the phone), the app launches to a blank screen. Just rotate the phone and it will appear correctly.
This app was developed using:
- B4A by Anywhere Software
- NotificationBuilder by barx
- MaskedEditText by Frédéric Leneuf-Magaud
- FontAwesome by NJDude
- StdActionBarHelper and AHViewPager by corwin42
- Android Asset Studio
- MaterialDesignIcons.com by Austin Andrews