The iPhone’s Camera app is really simple to use. But I really hate to use the little touch button to take photo especially when shooting self-portrait pictures. I always think why Apple doesn’t take a page from Sony Ericsson’s camera phones that used to have a built-in shutter button.
If you are like me, you will love the SnapTap app. SnapTap is a hack available via cydia that turns the volume-control buttons into a shutter button. With SnapTap enabled, you can simply press volume control button (+ / -) to take picture. When the Camera app is set to video mode, you can also use the volume buttons to capture video.
What’s interesting is you can even use the volume buttons of headphone to take photos or capture video.
Same as other iPhone hacks, SnapTap only works on jailbroken iPhone. As claimed by the developer, SnapTap has been tested on all iPhone (including iPhone 4) and supports iPhone OS 3.0 or up (till 4.0.1).
The hack is very easy to install and use. After installation, the hack automatically enables the volume buttons to take photos. To disable the feature, you can go to Settings -> SnapTap to disable it. It even comes with an option to disable the shutter sound.
SnapTap is now available on cydia for US$1.49. If you like app, go ahead to purchase it. As always, remember to leave us comment and share your view.