A lot of people want to use a password to protect their phone, but it is cumbersome to type in your password every time you want to use your phone. Wouldn't it be nice if your phone automatically knows when YOU are carrying it, depending on your biometric data?
It is well known, that every person has a unique gait pattern, just like a fingerprint, which can be used for authentication purposes.
WalkUnlock locks and unlocks your mobile phone depending on your gait pattern.
You first have to train WalkUnlock so it knows what your gait pattern looks like. After that WalkUnlock is able to lock and unlock your phone depending on your steps while you're walking. (It doesn't matter how fast you walk.)
If you walk for example to the bus station or to your office, WalkUnlock will automatically recognize you and unlock your phone,
when you use it the next time. If a stranger picks up your phone, WalkUnlock will reject his gait pattern and keeps the phone locked.
Don't worry about getting locked out of your phone completely! If the app doesn't recognize you, you can always type in your password. But when the app recognizes your gait, which is unique to you, you don't have to type in your password and have direct access to your phone.
Please remember that Walk Unlock is still in a beta phase. The application will be updated regularly.
For bug reports and feedback, please contact: [email protected]
In order to uninstall Walk Unlock, you must first de-activate Walk Unlock in your phone settings under Security => Device Administration.
The application only works on phones with a gyroscope. The application has been tested with a Google Nexus S running Jelly Bean.
- Added Wifi-Unlock functionality. You can now save your frequently used Wi-Fi networks and WalkUnlock automatically unlocks your phone when your connected to these Wi-Fi networks. This also drastically improves power consumption of WalkUnlock.