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  • Apple Shutters Camera+ App Over Easter Eggs



    Apple went on an Easter Egg hunt. And the result is clear. The boys and girls from Cupertino don't like "Easter Eggs" - added, or dare I say "secret" funtionalities not overtly stated in the app's description or illustrated in the app's submission.

    As with previous examples of developers who tried to sneak one past Apple, Camera+, a hugely popular iPhone camera app, has been yanked from the App Store for violating the so-called Easter Egg provision - the developer agreement that strictly prohibits untold or unauthorized functions.

    Immediately following Camera+ getting pulled earlier this week, developer Tap tap tap hadn't spoken out about the unceremonious dump. But now, the dev said they tried to initially be forthright about the function allowing users to engage the physical volume control button as a shutter button to snap pics. Apple said no to the move because it employed the volume buttons in a "non-standard way, potentially resulting in user confusing." Once the company revealed a workaround for the banished functionality, Apple said no dice and the app was gone.

    "While we're disappointed with their decision, we're at least happy that they're being perfectly clear about the exact reason for the rejection and that they're being consistent about it," the dev said on the official company blog. "I was told that overriding the volume controls is one of the most common reasons for app rejection."

    As reported by Apple Insider, the Camera+ app was enormously lucrative. In its first month alone, it generated $253,000 in sales. The following month, it made slightly more at $254,000.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Shutters Camera+ App Over Easter Eggs started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 46 Comments
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      That is a lot of money a month
    1. cultgti's Avatar
      cultgti -
      wow i need to make a F*C* apple app and make some cash!!
    1. ufcsean's Avatar
      ufcsean -
      I'm gonna make the best app ever just you wait.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Can they just fix the "easter egg"?
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      can you say "Cydia" anyone? lol
    1. APVangeliLMS's Avatar
      APVangeliLMS -
      Hmmm...

      Well, then this makes no sense because there are MANY things apps do that aren't detailed out.

      This fails.
    1. vegassteven's Avatar
      vegassteven -
      Quote Originally Posted by laz305 View Post
      can you say "Cydia" anyone? lol
      Yeah, it will make like... $100.00 a month!! Get real.
      I support Cydia devs but there's no way in he'll any cydia all is making HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IN 2 MONTHS.
    1. kadinh's Avatar
      kadinh -
      Quote Originally Posted by xenonsupra View Post
      I didn't read the rules about no warez talk!
      cydia isnt for cracked apps....

      back to the story:

      thats sad, i really liked the camera+ app. its better than any others ive tried.
    1. ufcsean's Avatar
      ufcsean -
      ..working around the filters will get you no where...
    1. Hyperextension's Avatar
      Hyperextension -
      Quote Originally Posted by xenonsupra View Post
      the cracked camera+ apps don't work past version 1.1

      its currently on 1.2.1
      Get SnapTap from Cydia. It makes it so that you can use the volume buttons to activate camera.

      No need for a cracked app.
    1. kadinh's Avatar
      kadinh -
      Quote Originally Posted by jayteez View Post
      Not for cracked apps? You just got your iPhone last week, didn't you?
      OR you could look at my join date and find out for yourself instead of making smartass remarks...
    1. CMOSlabs's Avatar
      CMOSlabs -
      Bummer, I was like an hour to late to get it. Hope Cydia puts it up for sale.
    1. Zenitram's Avatar
      Zenitram -
      I'm still trying to decide between snaptap and snappy. I just don't want it to mess with my SBsettings which already disables the ability to press the top screen to scroll back up. Unless I'm missing something.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Doesn't a Cydia app do that?
    1. kadinh's Avatar
      kadinh -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Doesn't a Cydia app do that?
      there are a few, but camera+ has a lot of other nice features like lighting adjustments and cropping ability.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      I almost bought that app beforei got my i4. Unknowing about the Easter egg. Oh well
    1. skj8100's Avatar
      skj8100 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jayteez View Post
      Not for cracked apps? You just got your iPhone last week, didn't you?
      I think what he means is Cydia is not about cracked apps....
      And he's right the great majority of cydia and it's intent is to give you control over every aspect of your iPhone. Not cracking apps. Though they are there if you know how to find them....

      Quote Originally Posted by Zenitram View Post
      I'm still trying to decide between snaptap and snappy. I just don't want it to mess with my SBsettings which already disables the ability to press the top screen to scroll back up. Unless I'm missing something.
      No it doesn't. Tap the top of your screen to scroll but before you do make it so sbsettings only activates when you swipe your status bar....that's how I have mine. Plus I can shake my device for sbsettings to activate. Use activator in settings to set different gestures for different programs/apps- including sbsettings.
    1. kadinh's Avatar
      kadinh -
      Quote Originally Posted by skj8100 View Post
      I think what he means is Cydia is not about cracked apps....
      And he's right the great majority of cydia and it's intent is to give you control over every aspect of your iPhone. Not cracking apps. Though they are there if you know how to find them....
      Precisely
    1. gigabyte77's Avatar
      gigabyte77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zenitram View Post
      I'm still trying to decide between snaptap and snappy. I just don't want it to mess with my SBsettings which already disables the ability to press the top screen to scroll back up. Unless I'm missing something.
      Yes, you are missing something. To open SBSettings you swipe across the top by default (using activator you can assign any number of actions to activate it). To do the auto-scroll to the top all you need to do is tap the top bar. Both actions can co-exist just fine.
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      Nazi apple strikes again.