After some time researching it seems no one has attempted to offer this functionality for android at all. A few early concepts for this are being developed but nothing is launched as of yet on the jailbreak community with the iPhone. I switched from iPhone primarily due to the great notification system and integration with things like IM and google voice that you just can't get on the iPhone, even under heavy jailbreak modding.
This app will combine several tweaks and UI improvements, including skipping the keyguard and instead taking the user straight to the home UI where notificationpreview and a minimal, intuitive shortcuts menu are displayed.
*NotificationPreview widget panel--- Mainly this is useful so you can quickly check what your waiting messages say with just one press of the lock button to light up your screen. It's faster and simpler than the current method of having to unlock it and launch your notification panel. I know there are apps that attempt to do this with SMS, however my app will put all notifications in command of the user so that you can hook in Gtalk, Gvoice, any email account, etc. and base it which CONTACTS you want to see previews from. It will display a timeline as well so if multiple Gtalk come in you can see all of them, not just the latest
*Customizable: check only those programs/contacts you wish to see in the locked-screen notification preview. Any program you have on the device which uses notifications will be available. You can also customize further to specify whether you want the LED and what type/color.
*Shortcutter: a minimalistic, responsive, & intuitive new way to get to your most important apps and functions. hides options till touched, then a radial menu appears where you just need to drag over to the shortcut you wish to launch, and release to go!
*The useful thing of the keyguard is really in the regulation of it going back to sleep again faster when you haven't interacted with the device, giving you a slightly longer timeout if you have touched something and even longer if you have opened the slide. this is how mylock handles the keyguard, just by intelligently deciding how long timeout is needed and allowing the user to wake it back up without the obstructive keyguard screen. Different unlock options: choose from standard lock button + slide, double press lock button, or lock button + shake of the device, and more.
Ideas/suggestions and especially anyone interested in the project or thinking about similar design that would like to team up---- I have no experience with programming on android but I have plenty of experience coding in a java/C++ Obj Oriented scripting language so I just need to study some source and documentation and give it a try.