CyanogenMod Working On Integrated System For Handling "locked" Apps

CyanogenMod development team seemed to be working on a new integrated system for handling "locked" apps, applications that can't be accessed without using a pattern or a password or other validation mechanism- this came from the official CyanogenMod Google+ account post.


With this protected app interface update users will be able to assign protected status to any app on the phone including the system apps. The super slick way to do this is to assign protected status to a folder on the home screen, and then drop all the apps inside it. Once you assign the protected status, apps can't be accessed or launched from anywhere in Android. And the only way to launch them is by unlocking the protected lock. You can use a password, PIN, pattern lock or even a fingerprint ( if your device supports this feature) to unlock it.
Check out the animation posted to Google+ by Cyanogen Inc. employee Adnan Begovic. Here's the link to the full animation is hosted on Streamable.
Currently, there's no word on when this feature will make its way on CyanogenMod. The official CyanogenMod account shared the post on Google+, this indicates that something is coming sooner rather than later.

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Benny Singh
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