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    Default 'CamText' Lets You See Where You're Walking While You Text Message/iMessage


    One of the big issues you might run into while text messaging is that your mind gets consumed in text messaging and sometimes you're won't be paying enough attention to your surroundings and you might bump into something. It's like the old saying goes you can't walk and chew gum at the same time.

    Fortunately, iOS developers Sassoty and Phillip Tennen are bringing eyes to your Messages application for you, so that while you text message or iMessage someone, you can see where you're going. It's a new jailbreak tweak called CamText, and it uses the rear-facing camera to give you a view of where you're going while you message someone, as shown above.

    While you're messaging someone, the background of the Messages application becomes the view of the camera lens, while the keyboard, navigation bar, and text field all remain opaque with some blur.

    CamText adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure a few simple options:



    From here, you can enable or disable the tweak on demand, as well as select how transparent the white background in the Messages application will be. You can have the white background be very opaque, so that the camera view appears faint, or you can back the white background be very transparent, so that the camera view appears very bold and clear.

    CamText is an interesting idea, but always exercising caution and watching where you're going is still the best way to ensure that you don't bump into somebody, or something. Nonetheless, if you want to give CamText a try, it's right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository for just $1.49. The tweak requires iOS 7 to be installed and works on both 32-bit and 64-bit iPhones and iPod touches (not iPads).

    Name: CamText
    Price: $1.49
    Version: 2.0-8
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.6
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer(s): Sassoty, Phillip Tennen
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5

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    Lol at apple trying to patent this idea now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
    Lol at apple trying to patent this idea now.
    can a Cyida dev patent this idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddemonic View Post
    can a Cyida dev patent this idea?
    I sure hope so

    P.S. I'm one of the devs

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    Texting is stupid. I only use my phone for emergency's.

    I hate how every single person is always on their phone in public. Socializing occurs way less now. F*ck phones. You should talk to the people around you, not on stupid social networks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_X View Post
    Texting is stupid. I only use my phone for emergency's.

    I hate how every single person is always on their phone in public. Socializing occurs way less now. F*ck phones. You should talk to the people around you, not on stupid social networks.
    I feel the same way. It's crazy because people don't know how to talk to each other nowadays. U say hi to a stranger and they look at you like u have 3 heads. Freaking sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codyd51 View Post
    I sure hope so

    P.S. I'm one of the devs
    If this can somehow be patented or added as an app store app, I highly suggest it. I think this is a very useful mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
    Lol at apple trying to patent this idea now.
    You mean this: Apple Tinkering with Safe Texting Technology

    According to all the comments on that thread, there's been a bunch of apps on the app store that did this already (before they kept getting pulled). So if anyone at the patent office does their job they shouldn't be able to get the patent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_X View Post
    Texting is stupid. I only use my phone for emergency's.

    I hate how every single person is always on their phone in public. Socializing occurs way less now. F*ck phones. You should talk to the people around you, not on stupid social networks.
    Then why are you on a iphone modding website?? Seriously.

    I get where your coming from but your so full of it.. "I only use my phone for emergencys" then buy a POS flip phone with mins. Like the nerve.

    But my original comment was going to be.. this looks like a battery killer and idunno why you would ever wanna patent it.

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    And how would staring at a view of the ground below me help me at all?

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    Its funny how the most simplest of tweaks are not on the phone to begin with. I'm sure it will be integrated into iOS 8.

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    I wish I could have my phones wallpaper could be like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
    Lol at apple trying to patent this idea now.
    Quote Originally Posted by reddemonic View Post
    can a Cyida dev patent this idea?
    Quote Originally Posted by codyd51 View Post
    I sure hope so
    P.S. I'm one of the devs
    To late!

    Now Apple will use it to bludgeon Samsung and make millions off it while talented coders get to eat burgers for a paltry $1.50 per app. Oh and that's if the hack repos don't have at it for free! Slavery, correction Indentured Servitude (i.e. Wage Slavery) still exists. Sickening and sad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_X View Post
    Texting is stupid. I only use my phone for emergency's.
    You don't need an iPhone (and obviously you're in the wrong forum). You just need a flip phone.

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    Huh, wonder if it's compatible with biteSMS?

    Quote Originally Posted by peacedog View Post
    You don't need an iPhone (and obviously you're in the wrong forum). You just need a flip phone.
    lol

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    Yup, it's compatible

    I know It really is sad how Apple does business, and how rampant piracy is in our community.

    I wish I could say I don't mind, but I really, really do. We put all this work in, then people see nothing wrong with just blatantly stealing my work and giving it away for free, meanwhile I get less and less motivated every day.

    But, I keep telling myself, I'm not in it for the money, I'm in it because I love what I do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_X View Post
    Texting is stupid. I only use my phone for emergency's.

    I hate how every single person is always on their phone in public. Socializing occurs way less now. F*ck phones. You should talk to the people around you, not on stupid social networks.
    Said by someone on a smartphone message board lol

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    Demon Thieves work for Apple who are always stealing great ideas from others and then passing them off as their own.

    Then, Apple sues all competitors who came up with the ideas or products in the first place so that Apple can monopolize technology and shut down all competition so that "only" Apple can profit and get more of their ($$ - demonically earned dollars - $$) in the end.

    The Filthy Greedy Pigs should be removed from Apple's management and legal team because they are a blight on an otherwise great company.

    The system of U.S. patenting is beyond corruption and repair. The future belongs to those who will fight this type of tyranny or we can do nothing and be the broken tired dying slaves who have no need to exist.

    Thanks Apple!
    Last edited by zeppy; 04-01-2014 at 09:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeppy View Post
    Demon Thieves work for Apple who are always stealing great ideas from others and then passing them off as their own.

    Then, Apple sues all competitors who came up with the ideas or products in the first place so that Apple can monopolize technology and shut down all competition so that "only" Apple can profit and get more of their ($$ - demonically earned dollars - $$) in the end.

    The Filthy Greedy Pigs should be removed from Apple's management and legal team because they are a blight on an otherwise great company.

    The system of U.S. patenting is beyond corruption and repair. The future belongs to those who will fight this type of tyranny or we can do nothing and be the broken tired dying slaves who have no need to exist.

    Thanks Apple!
    I would think some of their devs have jail broken iPhones to come up with new "ideas" for Apple. Cuz a lot of cydia tweaks end up in next gen updates.

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