Android's lock screen until now has served little purpose beyond its barrier to entry and battery drain. With Lockscreen Widgets, VARs can draw attention to their custom apps every time a device is turned on. Android 4.2 now permits as many as five widgets to live on (and be launched from) the lock screen, including Android stock and third-party apps. Each of the five widgets appears in a panel, and swiping right or left brings up that widget's other panels for input or interaction, for example, responding to a text message or skipping a song in the music player. Google Now, the Google answer to Apple Siri introduced with Android 4.1, is now launched by swiping the lock screen upward from the bottom.