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  • Snappy - The Fastest Camera App Available: Take Pictures from Any App
    How many times have you wanted to take that perfect photo with your iPhone and missed it trying to close your app and open the camera app? How many times have you tried to launch the Camera app and wait, and wait, and wait before you can take a photograph? How many times have your friends yelled at you to hurry up and take the damn photo?

    Well folks, those days are gone. At least for us Jailbroken users once again! Today I bring you a hot new app available in cydia called Snappy developed by Marc Vaillant.

    Snappy gives you the ability to take photos from any app on your iPhone without having to close it and launch the camera app. This includes your lockscreen! You can take photos directly from the lockscreen in a matter of 1 or 2 seconds! Literally!

    All you have to do is tap and hold the status bar (the topmost bar) to open the camera and your ready to snap; compare that to the 6+ seconds it can take to exit a running application and launch the native camera app.



    This app is available in Cydia now, for a small fee of $1.99.

    On a side note, Snappy works in harmony with qTweeter.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Snappy - The Fastest Camera App Available: Take Pictures from Any App started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 73 Comments
    1. D to the M's Avatar
      D to the M -
      Does this run in the background cause that could get hairy with everything else in the background.
    1. emresumengen's Avatar
      emresumengen -
      Quote Originally Posted by D to the M View Post
      Does this run in the background cause that could get hairy with everything else in the background.
      Yep, that's what I'm worried about this app. But it looks awesome
    1. daiphonefreak's Avatar
      daiphonefreak -
      Snappy is ON like donkey kong! Go get it. Now!
    1. skiptowncat's Avatar
      skiptowncat -
      It works really well!!!!!
    1. daiphonefreak's Avatar
      daiphonefreak -
      I just don't get why he didn't call it SnAppy. Seems like a missed opportunity to me.
    1. Brian.Bustos's Avatar
      Brian.Bustos -
      Can this do video too?
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brian.Bustos View Post
      Can this do video too?
      No video.
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      Yeah, not going to lie. I absolutely love the accessibility of this app.
    1. kickbutt's Avatar
      kickbutt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Windmeel View Post
      No video.
      Twitter / Marc Vaillant: video playback from camera ...
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      not gonna get if it runs in background. and if it eats up as much memory as qtwit then forget.
    1. kb1ooo's Avatar
      kb1ooo -
      Snappy dev here.

      Thanks for all the comments. Here are some answers to questions.

      1. This app does *not* interfere with SBSettings.
      2. It is *not* a memory hog.
      3. Playback of video works from the camera roll, I've just gotten a 3gs and will be working on getting video record to work as well, so expect to see that as an update.

      Best,
      Marc
      kb1ooo
    1. skiptowncat's Avatar
      skiptowncat -
      I've been playing around with it, no lag at all.
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      So as of right now, it doesn't. Thanks for the news though.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Now this is a nice app and would love cycorder on the fly too!
    1. PEakaS's Avatar
      PEakaS -
      You also can add 'Camera' widget and setup hotkey for running QuickWidgets.

      You`ll can shot over any app and lockscreen, almost instantly (much faster then default app work) and all this for FREE

      thread with more info
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Does it conflict with SBSettings? I would rather have SBSettings than this app if I had to choose.

      tim

      EDIT: Saw the the dev's post, never mind...
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Im sorry to say this but this app is useless especially since it costs money. I set my iPhone to bring up the camera with a double home button click. Its just as fast and doesn't run in the background.
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      Quote Originally Posted by M4tt Dam0n View Post
      Im sorry to say this but this app is useless especially since it costs money. I set my iPhone to bring up the camera with a double home button click. Its just as fast and doesn't run in the background.
      And I have the double home button bring up the iPod controls. This app is totally useful! Just not to you...great post.

      Quote Originally Posted by kb1ooo View Post
      Snappy dev here.

      Thanks for all the comments. Here are some answers to questions.

      1. This app does *not* interfere with SBSettings.
      2. It is *not* a memory hog.
      3. Playback of video works from the camera roll, I've just gotten a 3gs and will be working on getting video record to work as well, so expect to see that as an update.

      Best,
      Marc
      kb1ooo
      Marc,

      Sent you and email, but thought I'd post here.

      Great app...loving it and good work.

      Two request.

      1. Could we get the option of having the shutter screen? Or even code in a red led type flash on the screen when the pic is taken. I was in my company's data center yesterday taking pics and couldn't here the click. Would love a visual queue that the pic was taken.

      2. More importantly, could we get the option to MMS from the camera roll like the stock camera roll?

      3. Just thought of this one and it's minor, but you could code a "saving" to appear on screen while it's saving to the camera rool. I'd rather be taking more pics than waiting for the current saving screen to update because I clicked it to soon.

      Thank you and keep up the great work...

      EJ
    1. alantoo's Avatar
      alantoo -
      anyone tried it on a 3GS? does the focus feature with this app?
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by edwilk55 View Post
      And I have the double home button bring up the iPod controls. This app is totally useful! Just not to you...great post.
      hmm funny because with the double click home camera option you also get iPod controls which are only Really useful when you are listening to music or when you're at lockscreen. And if you want the cam just pause it after you brought up the iPod controls. And if you want you can also set a triple click...

      So yes go ahead and spend your cash while Im using a solution already built in that doesnt take up memory and already has video recording. Totally useful...