iDiscrete operates on a simple principle: “To securely store your private content (videos, images, et al.) on the iPhone, and do so in a 100% discreet way.” For less than the price of a cup of coffee, iDiscrete is the most fully featured privacy application available for the iPhone. Rather than requiring a suspicious looking password, iDiscrete employs its patented Touch Sequence Protection.
This works by bringing up a nondescript “Loading” screen upon entry to the application, which registers touch input in 8 separate locations. The user has predefined their desired Touch Sequence, which can be as simple or as complicated as they wish. The Loading screen will only grant access to iDiscrete if the correct Touch Sequence is entered.
Otherwise, when the Touch Sequence Timeout expires without receiving the correct sequence, the app will boot to a generic-looking text entry interface. This unique feature, combined with an application icon and name that do not give away its functionality, mean that an unauthorized user would NEVER suspect the true nature of the app. This is the jailbreak-only version of iDiscrete, called iDiscrete JB.
There are a number of “illegal” features that Apple would not allow in this version, including the ability to change the app icon/name, and to “hide” iDiscrete as an Apple app that you don’t use (say, Stocks, or Contacts, etc). iDiscrete JB is the TRUE version of the app, the way we originally intended it, without Apple’s silly restrictions! It’s right in the name: DISCREET!
Other apps simply password protect your content, but to prying eyes this can still look very suspicious. Thus, iDiscrete not only hides the sensitive content and effectively password protects it, but it conceals the very fact that an app with this functionality exists. It avoids a situation where an unauthorized user may inadvertently click on the app, see a password, and ask you “Hey, what’s this??” IT NEVER LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE WITH iDISCRETE!
iDiscrete is available in Cydia via modmyi repo…