A fortnight after it first arrived, the Quick Snap – Camera Plus application, which allowed iPhone users to activate the camera shutter by pressing the volume buttons has been removed from the App Store.
The approval of the iPhone app seemed to be an error by Apple’s App Store review staff as it clearly violated Apple’s policy of disallowing app developers to remap the hardware buttons on its devices. Apple has had a history of yanking apps that have managed to do this in the past.
It is highly unlikely that the app would be ever seen again on the App store – unless of course Apple decides to tweak its terms and conditions.
Camera+ App, one of the most popular apps was removed from the App Store by Apple after the developer, Tap Tap Tap revealed an easter egg to enable a hidden feature, which allowed iPhone users to use the volume buttons as a camera shutter button.
Apple finally approved the Camera+ app after the developer resubmitted a new version of the app after removing the easter egg.
It is not clear if the developer plans to resubmit the app without the feature. It may be pointless as it was one of the main features of the app so it is likely that the developer will release the app on Cydia – the unofficial App Store for jailbreak apps.
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