VolumeSnap has returned to the excellent iOS photography app Camera+.
Last year, developer TapTapTap released an update to its Camera+ application with a small hack -- users could press the volume-up button to take a picture, instead of needing to press a soft-button on the screen.
This was considered an unauthorized hack and Apple banned the app until TapTapTap removed the feature. Apple then borrowed this innovation for iOS 5, and now users can press the Volume Up button to take pictures in the native iPhone camera app.
Camera+ for iPhone is available for $0.99 on the App Store [Direct Link].
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Not Apple's finest hour this...
Do you have any proof to this? How do you know that Camera+ didn't have this on their planned feature list before Apple?
Camera+: "Volume snap is back, beyotches!"
Camera Genius:"Removal of Volume Shot as requested by Apple."
There are good reasons TO have this: people asked for it! Camera+ demonstrated/encouraged that request. A click feel is, after all, familiar (and doing it via the headphone remote is actually useful at times).
Did Apple block Camera+ so they could steal the idea (Evil Apple as always!) or did the developer agreement ALREADY forbid the use of the hardware buttons for non-standard purposes? Hint: the latter is true.
Then Apple changed that policy, because they LISTEN to people and flexible. This is but one of a constant stream of examples of how Apple adapts and improves. They are not fairytale tyrants, they are innovators seeking the best experience for us, and making great calls, and making bad calls, and fixing them.
However, because Apple is Always Evil, they are both evil when they do NOT change a policy, and evil when they do :p
So, since we know theyre always evil in all cases, no matter what, and facts dont matter... lets enjoy the change in both the native app and Camera+ :)