iPhone What's the difference between axis and grabby?


Samanosuke

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Mar 21, 2013
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...about a dollar.

Seriously though, I've just installed this and it works well. Never tried Grabby though.
Well it seems grabby works the same way... I don't care about the price, I'm more interested in which one is better
 

lanceuppercut47

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Feb 16, 2013
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The best thing about Grabby imo, I'm able to use a custom camera app from the lock screen in the same way as the stock IOS camera app, with no passcode.

Granted it's not as secure/polished as the stock app's implementation as it doesn't take ProCamera (for example) into a sandbox mode where I have no access to existing phots, but it lets me straight into the camera and if I want to unlock normally, I'm prompted for my passcode.

I'm reading that Axis doesn't do this, and plus I've already purchased Grabby for that one reason alone, so not going to buy something that offers nearly the same functionality for less.
 

Ol!ver

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The best thing about Grabby imo, I'm able to use a custom camera app from the lock screen in the same way as the stock IOS camera app, with no passcode.

Granted it's not as secure/polished as the stock app's implementation as it doesn't take ProCamera (for example) into a sandbox mode where I have no access to existing phots, but it lets me straight into the camera and if I want to unlock normally, I'm prompted for my passcode.

I'm reading that Axis doesn't do this, and plus I've already purchased Grabby for that one reason alone, so not going to buy something that offers nearly the same functionality for less.
The camera still doesn't need the PIN with this. Just third party apps.
 

lanceuppercut47

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Feb 16, 2013
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The camera still doesn't need the PIN with this. Just third party apps.
That's my point entirely, with a passcode set, grabby is able to bypass it for 3rd party apps, don't think there is anyone else out there that an do this whilst keeping the passcode enabled?
 

Ol!ver

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That's my point entirely, with a passcode set, grabby is able to bypass it for 3rd party apps, don't think there is anyone else out there that an do this whilst keeping the passcode enabled?
That seems counter untuitive to me. Why have a passcode set and then let people use your apps?

What happens when you press the home button then, does it take you back to the lock screen?
 

lanceuppercut47

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Feb 16, 2013
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That seems counter untuitive to me. Why have a passcode set and then let people use your apps?

What happens when you press the home button then, does it take you back to the lock screen?
Yes.

Also, it's not about "letting people use my apps" it's more for quick access to different camera apps without needing the passcode whilst staying passcode protected. It's not perfect as you can still access the camera roll via the apps, it's not as well implemented as it's stock camera's sandbox mode.