Quickly snap photos from Notification Center with Kamera

By , Feb 11, 2013

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Do you hate it when you’re trying to take a picture, you load up the Camera app, and the wrong camera is active? In photography, every moment counts and the delay in fiddling with camera modes could cost you that perfect shot.

Kamera is a Notification Center shortcut for the native Camera overlay in iOS 5 and 6, allowing you to take pictures from anywhere. What makes Kamera special is it allows you to start the overlay with either the front or rear camera active, depending on the button pressed…

To enable the Kamera Notification Center widget, download the tweak and respring. Then go into Settings → Notifications and press Edit to drag Kamera into the In Notification Center list. Placement on the list determines where Kamera will show up on the Notification Center, so you will want to put it somewhere near the top, above incoming notifications.

Kamera is not the only Camera widget we’ve seen built for the Notification Center. Last year John Coates, the developer behind Flex, released SlyCam for NotificationCenter, a tweak that allows users to take pictures directly from the Notification Center, complete with a live preview window. Since SlyCam doesn’t currently seem to work with iOS 6, Kamera’s currently your best choice for quick access to the camera.

Kamera is freely available in the BigBoss repository on Cydia. While the tweak is currently compatible with the iPhone 5 and 5th generation iPod touch, there currently isn’t any support for the iPad. That said, an upcoming iPad version of the tweak is mentioned on Kamera’s Cydia page.

Would you use a Camera shortcut on the Notification Center? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1328808990 Bhuvan Kalra

    Aau!

  • http://twitter.com/MLGJeanmarc JeanMarc

    Sly cam was a beast

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nasser1510 Nasser Cedeño

    OMG where is that F-18 ???

    • http://Michaelschnier.tumblr.com Michael Schnier

      Celsius.

  • http://twitter.com/MLGJeanmarc JeanMarc

    I taught this tweak was like slycam but its just a shortcut for the camera.

    • http://Michaelschnier.tumblr.com Michael Schnier

      It’s a shortcut to the Camera Overlay, which is a little better than just a shortcut to the app because it doesn’t exit whatever window you’re already in.

  • http://twitter.com/ifomenegra if@menegra

    great tweak !!!

  • jose castro

    JEFF?

  • http://twitter.com/MHCsk MHCsk

    Handy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001306811568 Lucas Tres

    What about Auxo for iPad, do you know when it comes out? I’m so excited! :)

  • Bob

    Jeff, where are you, you need to make some jailbreak tweak videos, the workrate is lacking bro.

    • iphone4sgamer

      Jeff didn’t write this article

      • Bob

        I didn’t say he did :)

  • http://twitter.com/Imakiel Mikaël Brochu

    Good for my broken rear camera :D

  • mdgcat

    Wow, that’s some cold weather someone is experiencing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donrhule Don Rhule

    I believe Jeff is on holiday.

  • Joonyaboy

    Neat app, but it doesn’t rotate to landscape yet

  • Hamza Mohammed

    Kamera tweak is in modmyi repo not bigboss

  • aslio

    unfortunately, it does not work on my Iphone 5/ios 612: Kamera appears in Settings Menu, but not in Notifications submenu… So i cannot activate. I cannot find anybody with the same issue, and the author just tell me i had to reboot. I already done that… 10, 12 times?