A recent tweet from Cyanogen suggests the team is adding lockscreen gestures to future CyanogenMod ROMS. As the name implies, lockscreen gestures allow you to launch an application or activity by drawing a gesture on your lockscreen. While the tweets give a superficial description of lockscreen gestures, a post over at the CyanogenMod forums details this new and exciting feature.
Developed by mtwebster, lockscreen gestures let users assign custom gestures to specific activities on the phone. For example, you can draw a circle on your lock screen to launch Facebook, a bird to launch Angry Birds, or a phone to launch the dialer. Setting up these custom gestures is drop-dead easy. You navigate to CM Settings > Input > Lockscreen Gestures, draw your gesture, and assign it to an activity or a shortcut on the phone.
The feature reportedly works with most activities and shortcuts on the phone, except for some activities available within a custom launcher like Launcher Pro. Presumably, these extras are built into the third-party launcher and are not necessarily available to the underlying operating system.
Good news for Motorola DROID owners as the feature has already been rolled into an experimental 6.1.0 ROM for your handset. The build is reportedly very stable and the lock screen gestures are ready for your testing. Original DROID owners can read the “Turkey Day Special” ROM post here and snag the ROM download here . If you have a DROID and flash this ROM, let us know what you think of this new lockscreen gesture feature in the comments.