20 DEC

Camera+ to Return to App Store

by Marianne Schultz
 

In a blog post announcing the release of an update to its Voices app, developer tap tap tap also announced that its popular Camera+ app will be returning to the App Store. Camera+, a camera app with multiple filters, effects, and sharing features, disappeared from the App Store in August due to what appeared to be a violation of Apple’s developer guidelines.

The company added the following note to a blog post today:

Camera+ news

On a side note, for those of you who’ve been clamoring to hear some news on the ultimate photo app, Camera+, we’ve got some great stuff for you… our newest version is now finished and in review in the App Store, so it should be available anytime now.

What’s new in it? Well, we’ll save that as a surprise for you, but it’s our biggest update yet. I promise that you won’t be the least bit disappointed with it, so get ready for it…

The last version of the app had included a hidden feature called VolumeSnap that allowed users to modify the app’s settings to use the iPhone’s volume buttons to trigger the camera’s shutter. Users could enter a URL in mobile Safari that would modify the app’s settings to enable this feature, which had caused Apple to reject a previous version of the app since it used the volume buttons in a “non-standard way.” tap tap tap had apparently revealed the workaround in a tweet which was subsequently deleted.

We’re glad to learn that Camera+ will be returning to the App Store and look forward to the new features teased, though we’ll be disappointed to see VolumeSnap disappear since it’s pretty much out of the question that Apple will allow it at this point. We’ll be sure to let you know when Camera+ is back in the App Store.

4 Comments

  1. Paurian

    What a coincidence! My app just got accidentally erased from a resync mishap so I’ve been going back and forth with Apple today and yesterday trying to get them to help out. I know my meager complaints and pleas don’t have any merit on this cause, but the timing of this blog post couldn’t be more perfect. There’ll be snow and giggly elves and a merry Christmas after all… Thanks Tap Tap Tap and Apple for working this one out!

  2. Paurian

    It’s now out and on sale for 99 cents.

    They listed over 50 updates updates and improvements!

  3. me

    We’re glad to learn that Camera+ will be returning to the App Store and look forward to the new features teased, though we’ll be disappointed to see VolumeSnap disappear since it’s pretty much out of the question that Apple will allow it at this point. We’ll be sure to let you know when Camera+ is back in the App Store

  4. mohan

    My app just got accidentally erased from a resync mishap so I’ve been going back and forth with Apple today and yesterday trying to get them to help out. I know my meager complaints and pleas don’t have any merit on this cause, but the timing of this blog post couldn’t be more perfect. There’ll be snow and giggly elves and a merry Christmas after all… Thanks Tap Tap Tap and Apple for working this one out!

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