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11-21-2009, 06:13 PM #1
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.
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This app is available in Cydia now, for a small fee of $1.99.
On a side note, Snappy works in harmony with qTweeter.
Last edited by Nick Hesson; 11-21-2009 at 06:20 PM.
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11-21-2009, 06:30 PM #2
Does this run in the background cause that could get hairy with everything else in the background.
11-21-2009, 06:51 PM #3
11-21-2009, 06:53 PM #4
Snappy is ON like donkey kong! Go get it. Now!
11-21-2009, 06:58 PM #5
It works really well!!!!!
11-21-2009, 07:00 PM #6
I just don't get why he didn't call it SnAppy. Seems like a missed opportunity to me.
11-21-2009, 07:26 PM #7
Can this do video too?Quis Custodiete Ipsos Custodes?
11-21-2009, 07:31 PM #8
11-21-2009, 07:41 PM #9
Yeah, not going to lie. I absolutely love the accessibility of this app.
11-21-2009, 07:42 PM #10
11-21-2009, 07:58 PM #11
not gonna get if it runs in background. and if it eats up as much memory as qtwit then forget.killall Terminal
11-21-2009, 08:08 PM #12
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.
11-21-2009, 08:10 PM #13
I've been playing around with it, no lag at all.
11-21-2009, 08:11 PM #14
11-22-2009, 12:24 AM #15
Now this is a nice app and would love cycorder on the fly too!
11-22-2009, 01:09 AM #16
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
11-22-2009, 06:27 AM #17
Does it conflict with SBSettings? I would rather have SBSettings than this app if I had to choose.
EDIT: Saw the the dev's post, never mind...
Last edited by klouud; 11-22-2009 at 06:30 AM.
11-22-2009, 09:22 AM #18
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.I'm MYAATT DAAAMOOON!!!
11-22-2009, 09:32 AM #19
Sent you and email, but thought I'd post here.
Great app...loving it and good work.
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...
Last edited by edwilk55; 11-22-2009 at 09:32 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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11-22-2009, 09:37 AM #20
anyone tried it on a 3GS? does the focus feature with this app?