SpyPic 1.32 for iOS - Fake Screen Enables Users to Snap Photos Secretly
May 24, 2011 in Photo and Video
[prMac.com] Washington, D.C. - Imaginary Feet today is pleased to announce SpyPic 1.32 for iOS, an update to their photography app that allows users to secretly take photos while they appear to be reading, playing a game, checking their calendar, or using the calculator on their iOS device. Designed to allow ordinary users to "unlock your inner spy," the app provides eight "alibi activities" or camouflage screens. Users may activate front or rear cameras and control the opacity of the fake screen that overlays the active camera view. The new update adds a re-designed timer function that allows automatic exposures every 5 - 60 seconds.
The new update also includes two optional, in-app purchases: Web Browser and Photo Vault. The Web Browser plugin is a fully functional web browser app that may run "over" the camera viewfinder in SpyPic. It is a completely interactive alibi activity, and provides an unparalleled degree of stealth. The Photo Vault is a password protected photo library within the SpyPic app, from which users may upload photos to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc. Photos may be saved, deleted, or copied to the iOS Photo Library.
* Completely cover the iPhone/iPod touch screen with an "alibi activity" (fake screen) to hide the fact that the user is actually taking photos
* Tap anywhere on the screen to take pictures
* Double tap anywhere to start the automatic timer to take pictures
* Keep photos privately saved inside the app using Photo Vault (in-app purchase)
* Dynamically swap alibi activities by swiping left or right
* Swipe up and down to adjust transparency of alibi screen
* Add custom alibi activities (any screenshot may be used as an alibi activity)
* Hideable status bar
* An optional web browser plugin allows the user to surf the web while photographing with SpyPic (in-app purchase)
* Save, email, or upload photos to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr etc., all without leaving the app
* Frequently updated app
SpyPic launches and operates in portrait mode and is operated using ordinary touch and swipe gestures. The user may scroll amongst fake screens by scrolling horizontally. Once a screen has been chosen, the user may control its opacity/transparency by scrolling vertically. The opacity of the alibi activity screen covering the camera viewfinder may be adjusted from 0 to 100%. Most users will find a setting of about 80% the ideal balance between convenience and caution. Tapping anywhere on the screen takes the picture. Double tapping engages the automatic timer whose length is adjustable in the Settings Menu from 5 - 60 seconds.
"SpyPic is the perfect app for taking pictures without anyone knowing," stated CTO Patrick Jackson. "According to the December 31, 2010 edition of the Wall Street Journal, 'SpyPic is a surprisingly good camera app for taking stealth pictures, especially in situations where a little subterfuge is needed.'"
* iPhone, iPad 2, or iPod touch with built-in camera
* iOS 4.0 or later
* 14.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
SpyPic 1.32 is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Photography category. The Web Browser and Photo Vault plugins are available as in-app purchases for $0.99 each. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in historic Washington, D.C., the Imaginary Feet team is a small application development company founded by Thomas McLeod, Emil Anticevic, and Patrick Jackson in June of 2010. Imaginary Feet creates, markets, and sells mobile and web applications that solve problems, in a well-designed and elegant way, they have experienced themselves. Copyright (C) 2011 Imaginary Feet. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.