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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. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by rawhog View Post
      Still cannot find it. Is there a way to refresh big boss repo manually?
      I don't see why you're having the problem. Have you tried going to Manage, Sources, and manually searching the BigBoss repo?
    1. rawhog's Avatar
      rawhog -
      Yea did all that. I was having fetch errors loading Cydia. It did finally work though. So now I just have to setup a Google account and make the purcahse.
    1. ch_tothe_ase's Avatar
      ch_tothe_ase -
      This doesn't mess with sbsettings huh? It can tell the difference between a swipe and a touch
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by ch_tothe_ase View Post
      This doesn't mess with sbsettings huh? It can tell the difference between a swipe and a touch
      Correct. Not once has SBSettings opened while using it.
    1. brovers1's Avatar
      brovers1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kb1ooo View Post
      Hi brovers1,

      I working through the various launching conflicts with qtweeter and other programs. Please stay tuned for updates.

      Best,
      Marc
      kb1ooo
      Many thanks!

      By the way, like others have said sbsettings seems fine.
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      An update has been released for Snappy to fix a few bugs, available now in Cydia
    1. MosesX8's Avatar
      MosesX8 -
      totally radical.
      i think i have this problem on a daily basis, i thought there would never be a solution.
      it works f'ing awesome on my slow 3G
    1. TCSchaef420's Avatar
      TCSchaef420 -
      I changed the settings to run when i pressed the volume button instead of the status bar, and now I can't access snappy. I also cannot access the settings to change it back. Now what am I supposed to do?
    1. kb1ooo's Avatar
      kb1ooo -
      Quote Originally Posted by TCSchaef420 View Post
      I changed the settings to run when i pressed the volume button instead of the status bar, and now I can't access snappy. I also cannot access the settings to change it back. Now what am I supposed to do?
      The volume launch is: up volume then quickly hit minus to launch. If you still can't get it to work, then
      1. uninstall snappy.
      2. reboot
      3. reinstall snappy.
      That will reset all launch methods to be on.

      kb1ooo
    1. TCSchaef420's Avatar
      TCSchaef420 -
      Thanks so much! It was "volume up then down quickly" that I didn't read carefully enough. That worked. Thanks a lot for your fast response time as well. You sir have created an awesome app, glad to have paid for it.
    1. ihackery's Avatar
      ihackery -
      I like the app when it does not lock up my device... basically it will work fine for a little while and then out of the blue my device becomes unresponsive and i have to reset it by holding down the power and home button. I have tried reinstalling the app but I still get locked up constantly. I had to remove the app today and I have been running error free since.
    1. nora47's Avatar
      nora47 -
      too many errors
    1. kb1ooo's Avatar
      kb1ooo -
      Quote Originally Posted by ihackery View Post
      I like the app when it does not lock up my device... basically it will work fine for a little while and then out of the blue my device becomes unresponsive and i have to reset it by holding down the power and home button. I have tried reinstalling the app but I still get locked up constantly. I had to remove the app today and I have been running error free since.
      I'm sorry that you are having these problems. I would like to help resolve them. Please send me email and let me know what other programs you have on your device. Also, it would be helpful if you install logmailer and crashreporter. When it locks up, wait until springboard resprings (should happen automatically after a couple minutes). Then send logmailer and crashreporter reports.

      Best,
      Marc
      kb1ooo
    1. snowdog1's Avatar
      snowdog1 -
      any incoming update that could let you continue filming AND go back to your previously running application while it keeps filming?

      that would be awesome for filming a party but still be able to go on ipod and change music etc!
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by ihackery View Post
      I like the app when it does not lock up my device... basically it will work fine for a little while and then out of the blue my device becomes unresponsive and i have to reset it by holding down the power and home button. I have tried reinstalling the app but I still get locked up constantly. I had to remove the app today and I have been running error free since.
      I have never had an issue with Snappy and I do indeed love it. Worth at least $3 if you ask me I am having this issue as well totally out of the blue. I recently installed iRemix. I uninstalled iRemix and the problem still persists. A restore WOULD be worth it because I use this so much but Id rather not go through the hassle. Has there been any progress or any leads as to what causes this? Also, to the Developer, how to I send you the log that you were requesting from this guy?

      Quote Originally Posted by snowdog1 View Post
      any incoming update that could let you continue filming AND go back to your previously running application while it keeps filming?

      that would be awesome for filming a party but still be able to go on ipod and change music etc!
      That would be cool. I haven't tried but maybe Backgrounder and ProSwitcher would be an option for you?
    1. NeoTC1's Avatar
      NeoTC1 -
      Just bought & installed 2.0 for my 3GS and every time I hold the status bar or try the volume method my phone immediately freezes. I have tried uninstalling & reinstalling multiple times and turned off multiple apps to try & troubleshoot, but no luck. Is there a current list of known conflicts?, or does any1 have any suggestions.
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by NeoTC1 View Post
      Just bought & installed 2.0 for my 3GS and every time I hold the status bar or try the volume method my phone immediately freezes. I have tried uninstalling & reinstalling multiple times and turned off multiple apps to try & troubleshoot, but no luck. Is there a current list of known conflicts?, or does any1 have any suggestions.
      A couple of us are in fact having this issue although it is a very small percentage. I have been e-mailing the developer back and forth to fix my issue (He's very good about getting back) I found that with me, Snappy is having an issue with some of the location spoofs or fake location apps. Hope that helps. If you don't have anything like that installed, I'd e-mail the Developer. Hes a good guy
    1. NeoTC1's Avatar
      NeoTC1 -
      Thanks Windmeel, it was Location Spoofer that was causing the conflict. I uninstalled it & Snappy works fine. I wasn't using Location Spoofer at this time anyway so its cool. Thanks again for the quick response.
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by NeoTC1 View Post
      Thanks Windmeel, it was Location Spoofer that was causing the conflict. I uninstalled it & Snappy works fine. I wasn't using Location Spoofer at this time anyway so its cool. Thanks again for the quick response.
      Through my emails, the dev for Snappy advised me he is in contact with the dev for Location Spoofer and they are working it out. Not knowing anything about developing, I can only assume it has something to do with Snappy asking if you want Springboard to tag your photo. Ive also been told updates are coming.
    1. kb1ooo's Avatar
      kb1ooo -
      Hi All,

      If you haven't already, please try the latest version 2.1 that came out yesterday. Many bug fixes including freeze fixes. Integrated with Activator so more activation methods with fewer conflicts. Details Twitlonger: Snappy 2.1 update live. Integration w/ libactivator, separate activation for default to cam / defaul

      Location spoofer dev should have pushed a new version that fixes the conflict with Snappy.

      Best,
      kb1ooo