Camera+ app pulled from App Store for hidden feature

Camera+, one of the top-rated photography apps, has been pulled from the App Store. Developed by taptaptap, Camera+ offered numerous features including digital zoom, image stabilization, FX and editing, etc. In the latest update, the developers added an easter egg which enabled users to snap pictures using the volume button instead of using the touch screen button.


An update of this app was rejected earlier when it included the feature openly. Little did Apple know that the feature was hidden in the new update, until the developers tweeted (which was later removed) instructions on how to enable this hidden feature. It could be enabled by entering “camplus://enablevolumesnap” in your Safari address bar. Apple obviously got wind of this and removed the app from the App Store since it was clearly in violation of Apple’s developer’s agreement.

Reminds me of the Flashlight app that secretly allowed tethering. Apple seems like the bad guy again since this feature seemed pretty useful. Taking pictures with a physical button would have been easier and steadier. Maybe Apple should have some exceptions to their rules.

[Via Ubergizmo]