More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
Access Your Camera with a Flick of Your Wrist with QuickCamera
The Moto X brought with it many interesting and truly innovative features. This includes the device’s Always Listening mode and its Active Notifications, as well as simple gestures to help speed up common activities such as flicking your wrist to open the default camera app. In the past, we’ve covered several ways of getting Active Notifications and Always Listening mode on any device. Now, we’re happy to share an app that simulates the aforementioned camera gesture.
Created by XDA Senior Member ssrij, QuickCamera is a free and open source application that simulates the Moto X camera launch gesture. To activate the camera, quickly twist your wrist twice—with your smartphone in hand, of course. Inside the app, you’re able to configure a few settings such as threshold. QuickCamera also allows you to prevent unwanted camera activations through the use of the proximity sensor. In future revisions, QuickCamera will incorporate gyroscope sensor support for better accuracy, better lockscreen bypass support, and more.
If you’re looking to replicate part of what made the Moto X special on your own device, head over to the application thread and give QuickCamera a shot.
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