Dr Jukka has very kindly informed us of an update to the new Key Lock Clock application that we told you about on Wednesday. Key Lock Clock allows you to hit the menu key while the phone is locked to display the time, date and other information.
The update brings:
- The ability to choose your favourite font.
- Set the light time out after pressing the menu button.
- A fix for the 12 hour clock.
- A fix for the light not remaining on during charging.
You can choose between the 12/24 hour version by selecting the appropriate mode from the clock settings. Download the latest version here. You can sign the app via the Open Signed website or use this tutorial to get a certificate for yourself and sign it on the phone itself.
If you miss the ability of the E71 & E66 to hit the menu key while the phone is locked to display the time, date and other information, Dr Jukka has just come out with a brilliant application called Key Lock Clock that duplicates this functionality. Although the application has been made with S60 5th Edition devices like the N97 and Nokia 5800 in mind, it should work with any S60 3rd Edition handset as well.
Here is an image of my N97 running the application. Since the N97/5800 doesn’t have a screensaver clock of its own, it was a bit of work if you needed to check if you had any missed calls, SMS or simply check the time. With this application all you need to do is hit the menu key while the phone is locked and this gorgeous screen pops up.
The only problem is that the file is unsigned, so you can either sign it via the Open Signed website or use this tutorial to get a certificate for yourself and sign it on the phone itself.
This application can additionally also be used as a Table clock when the charger is connected. To enable this feature just set the “Lights on while charging” from the settings. You can even change the brightness of the display and with the N97 in the ‘laptop mode’ this is pretty feasible too.