Crazy but cool app for camera, will it work?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by mz100, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. mz100 macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2010
    ok, I love the simplicity of the iPhone's harware and software, and although I really don't need this feature it might be cool if it works.

    Here goes...
    As stupid as it sounds, I though it MIGHT work.
    Would their be an app in (cydia) of course that would allow users to take a picture by touching a sensitive part of the antenna?

    When the Death grip was the big thing, and you touched a certain area, the signal would go down, is their anyway for a developer to tweak the app so that when the camera app is launched, any touch to the most sensitive part of the antenna would snap a picture.

    Ya it may sound dumb, but you could snap a pic without covering anypart of the screen?
  2. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
    Why would you want to do that? It's not hard to go into the camera app and shoot a pic.
  3. Jare macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2010
  4. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
  5. mz100 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2010
    It would give users a full screen to take pics.
  6. M-5 macrumors 65816


    Jan 4, 2008
    First of all, the only way for the software to know if you're covering the most sensitive part of the antenna would be to check if your reception decreases.

    But reception might not even decrease if you have a really strong signal, so the photo won't be taken.

    On the other hand, your reception might decrease for some other reason, and a photo could be taken unintentionally.

    And also, even if it worked normally, it probably wouldn't even be instantaneous, since it takes a while for your signal to drop, so you'd have to keep your finger in that spot on the antenna until it dropped enough for the software to know that you're touching the most sensitive part of the antenna.
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Yes, but why would you ask for something that would make the phone impossible to hold rather than asking for the volume button to become the shutter?

    That's the part that makes no sense.
  8. mz100 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2010
    True, I didn't think of it like that. Because I could never see apple adding a dedicated camera button, this would be like an invisible button
  9. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    what a dumb idea!!!

    If you really do not want to touch the screen to take a picture then just use FastSnap to use the volume button to take a pic... :eek:
  10. pintnight macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2008
    Just install SnapTap from Cydia and use the volume button if you really need to take a picture from the edge of the phone.
  11. Reefbone macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2008
    Check out Gorillacam app. It allows you to take a pic by tapping anywhere on the screen. Also has a nice self timer feature among other things. I think its one of the better camera apps.
  12. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2010
    Northeast Ohio
    Yes get snaptap, its awesome. No idea why you would rather use the antennae spot instead of the volume buttons.
  13. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2008
    since the TS been shut down I'll ask this question. Is Camera+ ever going to come back to the App store? I can't find any info about it
  14. anetoiu macrumors member


    Oct 29, 2010
    or any other app, that's a stupid and weird way to take a picture "sorry Bob, I can't capture that because it's a really strong signal in this area"
  15. yourwiseguy macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2010
    I get that you are trying to think of a way to take a picture without having to tap any buttons but with the iPhone it is so easy. It's not like you're using a Blackberry where it takes twice as long. You're just too spoiled by your awesome iPhone :p
  16. naleksiev macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2010
    It will be better if you make it so that if you don't move the phone to automatically make picture. Not perfect but better.
  17. OutSpoken macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    +1 for FastSnap. Your concept sounds more fiddly.

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