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  • Geohot Submits New 'Reactions' App to App Store


    Well-known iOS hacker George Hotz (Geohot) is following iOS hacker pod2g’s footsteps and launching an iOS application into the App Store. Geohot is known for his efforts in finding the limera1n bootrom exploit. If you recall, pod2g created podDJ, a very high-quality DJing application, which we covered here.

    Geohot has some amazing hacking skills, but what kind of application would he have the interest in working on? A Tweet by MuscleNerd reveals that the application is called Reactions (Web page here). It has been submitted to the App Store and is currently pending launch.

    According to the Web page, Reactions will have a Windows 8-like interface. The application will take advantage of both cameras on modern iOS devices at the same time instead of just one. This means you can't pick between the two cameras, and you have to use both at the same time. The application will capture the “reaction” on your face while you snap a photograph, ergo the name.

    Reactions won't let you save the photographs you take; instead, you will have 3 seconds after snapping the photograph to cancel the photograph with the unlabeled cancel button, or else it will be automatically shared to your Facebook for all of your friends and family (and business partners?) to see.

    Are you going to grab Reactions when it's out?

    Sources: Reactions via MuscleNerd
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Geohot Submits New 'Reactions' App to App Store started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. Breezy215's Avatar
      Breezy215 -
      All of you whining about how pointless this app is gonna be... Nobody complains on how pointless you are!!! (or maybe, they do) The point I'm making is, people complain about the dumbest ish, just be happy this guy still has interest in iOS...
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Quote Originally Posted by Justahbu View Post
      Lets see your "amazing" "useful" app??? Oh wait your not smart enough to make one
      Young children can write apps. You could probably even do it. If this is really George Hotz, he's wasting his talents.
    1. spazturtle's Avatar
      spazturtle -
      Instagram is pointless yet look how many people use it, geohot could be on to a winner here.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
      Young children can write apps. You could probably even do it. If this is really George Hotz, he's wasting his talents.
      Perhaps he doesn't like hacking, and prefers app development?

      Would you rather he did something he didn't like, then do something he wants to?
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Perhaps he doesn't like hacking, and prefers app development?
      I would rather he liked himself, and did something that he could be proud of.
      Finding a vulnerability and writing a tool to exploit it - made some people happy.
      And some people enraged because the tool didn't work for them, or because he was too slow, or because he asked for money.

      Perversely, he found that writing useful apps to make the world a better place, did not inspire well-earned pride and confidence. So instead, he turns to extremely unuseful apps, this time knowing that people will rage and hate him.

      He's not a very good troll, and never been very good at being trolled.
      But he's trying to learn the art.
      Valuable survival skill.

      Would you rather he did something he didn't like, then do something he wants to?
      Being trolled is obviously something he doesn't (or at least didn't) like. If he's developing a jiu-jitsu troll-style, maybe "doing something he didn't like" turns out for the better.

      I hope he wins.