Hidden Camera app?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by GizmoDVD, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. GizmoDVD macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2008
    Looking for an app on Cydia or Rock that is like a hidden camera app...so I could take pictures without people seeing that I'm in camera mode.

  2. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    Is someone planning on some late night peeping?
  3. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020


    Jan 29, 2010
    Lexington, KY.
    SpyPic and SneakyPix are two decent ones. They're great to use when you're out in public and see something (like an overweight redneck sitting on a bench with a cigarette in one hand and her belly hanging out from under her shirt...great for People of Walmart!)

    Spypic is better at hiding the screen and only takes pictures when you tap it. SneakyPix keeps taking shots at whatever interval you set, but doesn't hide the screen. With either, just make sure you set the phone to silent, or the shutter sound will fire.
  4. rKunda macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
  5. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    SneakyPix.........Yeah, I use it.

    You'll use it too....at least I'm open about it
  6. hyteckit Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    Just make sure she is at least 18.

    Don't want to get caught with child pr0n.
  7. iphonefouruser macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2010
    secretagentcamera (v1.0) sounds like the app for you. It isnt just a dodgy camera app (though it does leave scope for dubious use no doubt). My other half hates having her picture taken, it was killing me not being able to zombify her with one of my apps, but this did the job nicely thanks.

    It doesnt blank the screen as such but it is far from obvious to see that fact, it just turns it black, but it leaves a faint dark grey help bar at the top that is all but invisible and a small pixel at the bottom left to show the camera is ready or saving. ready is green and saving is red. Every time you touch the screen it saves to your normal pics folder with no other change than that one pixel.

    touching the screen anywhere takes a picture.

    It should be said, it is for iphone 3 really, though it works perfectly on iphone 4. The only reason it shows its built for iphone 3 is every picture activates the flash with no options to disable it so black tape is a must for iphone 4 users.

    Also, like other similar apps that trigger the camera from outside the normal app, it needs to be used with the ringer switch at silent and the geotagging of images seems to be disabled.

    I added a screenshot to show what you see when it is in use (I cant help thinking it is one of the most useless screen shots in history though).

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  8. Liberty. macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2008
  9. iphonefouruser macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2010
    I had a friend who was a guard on the railway who used the app to get pictures of people causing trouble on stations (assaults and vandalism), being seen to take a picture would leave him an immediate target, whereas a phone loosely held in his hand gave nothing away and didnt reveal the fact he was getting images to anyone around. Made identification of offenders easier and limited his chance of being attacked (unless they wanted his phone of course). The fact is, it does have its uses. The great thing about the iphone is that for most things there really is an app for it. As with anything though, there will always be apps that people never understand why they exist. not everyone appreciates 'pull my finger' or 'stethoscope', or many other apps, (especially those that only tweak something the phone already does) .

    anyway, understood or not, the spy app does what was asked. Kind of wish I hadnt said anything now though.
  10. Liberty. macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2008
    But why can't he use the normal camera app or whatever is available in the appstore? The troubling people wouldn't see his phones display equal if turned off or on.
  11. iphonefouruser macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2010
    from his description, it was because he was in amongst them at the time. he wasnt able to step back from a number of incidents as he was the only member of staff there to address it. Last thing he wanted was to have someone see his camera was active. the thing for me though, I understand what he wanted it for and why it made sense. I didnt post the info to start an argument or merit the pros and cons, I certainly didnt want to be explaining a reason for an apps use. The guy at the start of the thread asked if there was an app that did photos without the screen showing the camera was in use (in a crowd of people while trying to calm them down? I can understand the reasons totally for his use of it) and I knew of an app that did just that. The only reason I posted it was to help someone else. Kind of getting stressed out having to try and explain stuff that my, mate, me and obviously one other person at least saw a use for.

    we are not getting anywhere or helping the thread bouncing the reasons for its existence off each other.

    for me it served its purpose and will likely not get used again til christmas. wherever john is these days he no doubt still uses it.

    the main point here though is getting odd. If you dont see a use for it, then its not an app you want. In the same way I dont want a womens health app. Its either useful or not to an individual user, we dont need to understand why it exists, only whether we want it or not. Now an app that told me how to understand women? thats a definite yes. Never yet got the hang of the reverse reverse, sideswipe, reverse, confuse and sulk psychology involved in that one. Might take a 'deep thought' to work that one out
  12. Shorts. macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    camuflage is the best one by far.. you choose which picture is on the screen and it also records video that way too. for all the creeperz out there
  13. mrpuffy macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2010
  14. macrazee macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2009
    Never heard of any of these. Where does one find CameraFlague?
  15. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
  16. GizmoDVD thread starter macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2008
    Because I don't want my screen always visible as to what I'm taking a picture of. Not in a pervy kind of way, just that sometimes I need to take pictures of things that people in view really shouldn't be seeing. Ok, yeah, that does sound pervy, but it's just how it needs to be done.
  17. patjack macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2010
    Hello, I'm a newb here but I wanted to chime in on my app SpyPic. It does exactly what you want it to do... take pics with out anyone knowing.

    I dropped 20 codes in the code sharing forum in case anyone wanted to try it out.


    And it's available free to the Jailbroken community ;-) You'll have to scour the interwebs yourself though. :cool:

    - Pat

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