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:
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.