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QuickCamera App Launched, Looks to Recreate Motorola’s Quick Capture Feature

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I feel as if I have déjà vu, since there seems to be no shortage of third party developers who continuously attempt to recreate the magic which Motorola released upon the Android community with last year’s Moto X. With the phone’s release, we instantly fell in love with a few of its features, including Active Display, Touchless Control, and Quick Capture.

Active Display has been taken care of with AcDisplay, a 3rd-party app which essentially brings all of the Active Display features to any device it is installed on. The next feature from Moto which developers are tackling is Quick Capture, with the alpha release of QuickCamera

Quick Camera works exactly like Quick Capture, where as once the app is installed, it senses accelerometer data to instantly open up the camera app after a user triggers it with a few flicks of the wrist.

As of now, the app is quite basic, but does work quite well. Sensitivity can be customized for how hard you need to flick your phone, and future updates promise better sensitivity auto-detection of the stock camera application on any given phone, and better lockscreen bypassing.

To download and try for yourself, you will need to join the Google+ community for QuickCamera, then make yourself a tester on Google Play. Once you have followed those steps, simply download the app from Google Play onto whichever device you choose.

And of course, leave feedback on Google+ or on XDA, so the developer can make the app even better.

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Via: XDA
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  • Chris Moon

    This is a feature on my Moto X?!

  • sr_erick

    This is definitely one of those defining features that I love about the Moto X. Next to active display, this is the next feature of the phone I use most. It’s so quick to capture a moment without thinking about hand or finger placement, unlocking, trying to target an icon on the lock screen, or even swiping over to the camera. Flick the wrist, hold up the phone, take a picture. On the Moto X it works awesome, and is definitely NOT a gimmick. Here’s to hoping others can add a similar feature or get this app to work just as well.

  • Jason B

    Except on the Moto X, it’s nearly instantaneous.

  • needa

    maybe this app is a gimmick, but the way it works on the moto x is not. it barely takes two little tweaks to open up the camera on the x. making it a feature that people actually use. as far as the icon and your jealousy towards the bad assedness of the x goes…. the double twist leaves room on the home screen for a different app.
    oh wait. i just realized. icons on the homescreen are a gimmick! why have icons there when you can take another step and go into the app drawer? hell for that matter all you need is one icon called the play store. then you can go into the play store, find your app, and click open. all these gimmicks… i dont know what to do.

  • NexusMan

    hardly polished compared to the Moto X experience.

  • michael arazan

    I remember back in 2010 when Android used to copy off quite a few Developer apps to institute them into Android

  • Guy Pierce

    I chuckled even more watching how hard he flipped the phone to get to the camera. Thanks but no thanks! I’ll just press my camera icon from my home screen instead of dropping/throwing my phone to the ground!

  • needa

    no i didnt forget. my x is stock.
    -sent from my moto x that bigtimmay regrets not buying.

  • Suralin

    Definitely not a gimmick. There’s no turning on the phone screen and you don’t need to unlock your phone (as some other phones do). You take the phone out of your pocket, flick your wrist, and by the time you hold it up to your face to take the shot, the camera app is ready. No dedicated third camera button needed, no weird finger placement for that button combo, no time wasting turning on your display to press or swipe an icon, no time unlocking your phone. Flick the wrist, take the picture, preview the image, take some more pictures. That’s it.

    None of the features Moto have implemented in the X are gimmicks. They’ve all been very useful and very efficient and definitely not bloat the OS. Maybe this specific app might be considered a gimmick because it’s not built into the phone itself (thereby making it not as useful as on the MotoX), but it’s still there and I’m sure the devs will find a way to make it smoother and faster with the limitations they have to endure.

  • br_hermon

    No problem :-) Now I will admit that this isn’t “finished.” it would work sometimes and not others, also after creating this profile my phone display stopped automatically going to sleep after the specified time. I imagine it has something to do with the Keygaurd disable using secure settings but I didn’t have time to troubleshoot. The last action is only there for testing purposes. Lastly, the motion isn’t the twist as shown on the video, instead you need to hold the phone on its side (as if taking a pic) and then shake the phone up n down.

    Profile: Shake Camera On (257)
    State: Orientation [ Is:Left Side ]
    Event: Shake [ Axis:Left-Right Sensitivity:Medium Duration:Medium ]
    State: Display State [ Is:Off ]
    Enter: Anon (258)
    A1: Secure Settings [ Configuration:Keyguard Disabled Package:com.intangibleobject.securesettings.plugin Name:Secure Settings Timeout (Seconds):0 ]
    A2: Secure Settings [ Configuration:Screen & Keyboard Lights On
    Manual – On Package:com.intangibleobject.securesettings.plugin Name:Secure Settings Timeout (Seconds):0 ]
    A3: Launch App [ App:Camera:com.android.camera.CameraLauncher Data: Exclude From Recent Apps:Off ]
    A4: Notify Sound [ Title:Test Text: Icon:null Number:0 Sound File:media/notifications/BTTF Chimes.mp3 Priority:3 ]

  • morgan boyle

    just wait 12-18 months. they should be able to tighten them up.

  • Stone Cold

    Not everyone wants a Moto X but I do believe it is cool others are bringing thier version of a features to all phones