There are times when you would suddenly like to instantaneously capture a scene or a nearby happening with your iPhone but the time available to take such shots is always limited. One normally misses out these precious moments when trying to capture them through iPhone using the native Camera app because of the time the built-in camera app takes in starting, taking picture and then closing. This problem has now been resolved for jailbroken iPhone users by Marc Vaillant who has developed a very useful app like qTweeter called “Snappy”.
Snappy enables you to take photos while running any app on your iPhone screen without having to close it. Moreover, you can take photos even if you screen is locked in a matter of a second or 2! All you have to do is to tap and hold the status bar to open the camera and you are ready to shoot a snap.
You can also deny the access to your camera roll or camera itself quite easily if you don’t want it to be accessed from the lock screen due to security or privacy reasons. The pictures taken are exactly of the same quality as those taken from any other app.
This is the fastest camera app without any doubt. The only thing it is missing at the moment is support for taking video clips in iPhone 3GS. The developer is said to be working on bringing video capturing capabilities in the next version of Snappy. Snappy is available on Cydia for just $1.99 and works only on jailbroken iPhones.
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