Category Archives: Camera Starter

Posts regarding the gabenative app Camera Starter

Camera Starter Pro Teaser

Camera Starter Pro 3.0.0 released!

Changelog

  • Improved: The search algorithm for finding camera apps has been improved. Camera Starter finds more camera apps now.
  • New: Camera Starter uses Material Design now and will look the same on every device independently of the Android version. The action bar is shown on devices with very old Android versions like Android 2.3, too.
  • New: Added images and icons for ultra high resolution displays.
  • Improved: App icon shadow changed to better adapt to the white background of the new Google launcher.
  • New: Long press on a camera app opens the settings page of the app.
  • New: Camera Starter uses the new permission model of Android 6 (Marshmallow) now. Therefore if you are using Android 6 and above, you can now decide for yourself which permission you want to grant to this app.
  • Improved: Reduced the app size from 2.88 MiB to 2.23 MiB by removing unneeded stuff and using a lot of compression. Even though this version contains images for ultra high resolution displays, the size of this version is still smaller than the size of the previous version. Note the app is bigger after it was installed on the device, because Android optimizes it for your device. When you compare the install size of this version with the previous version, you will notice that this version needs a lot less space on your device.
  • Changed: Removed permissions that Camera Starter doesn’t need anymore: READ_PHONE_STATE, READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE and WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • Changed: Added permissions that are needed by Firebase: C2D_MESSAGE, RECEIVE
  • Improved: Easier and faster navigation throw the app information, developer information and legal information in the information window.
  • Changed: Libraries used by Camera Starter has been updated to the newest versions.
  • Improved: Users complained about the usage data collection. The usage data collection is optional. Therefore the license window now explicitly tells the user that the usage data collection is optional. The usage data collection can be disabled in the license window. The only thing you can’t disable is the data collection by the advertisement providers, because there is no way to disable it as a developer. In this version only AdMob is used. By the way AdMob is configured to not collect location data of the user.
  • Changed: License and privacy policy has been updated. The user is now explicitly asked to accept the privacy policy.

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Camera Starter Teaser

Camera Starter 3.0.0 released!

Changelog

  • Improved: The search algorithm for finding camera apps has been improved. Camera Starter finds more camera apps now.
  • New: Camera Starter uses Material Design now and will look the same on every device independently of the Android version. The action bar is shown on devices with very old Android versions like Android 2.3, too.
  • New: Added images and icons for ultra high resolution displays.
  • Improved: App icon shadow changed to better adapt to the white background of the new Google launcher.
  • New: Long press on a camera app opens the settings page of the app.
  • New: Camera Starter uses the new permission model of Android 6 (Marshmallow) now. Therefore if you are using Android 6 and above, you can now decide for yourself which permission you want to grant to this app.
  • Improved: Reduced the app size from 2.88 MiB to 2.23 MiB by removing unneeded stuff and using a lot of compression. Even though this version contains images for ultra high resolution displays, the size of this version is still smaller than the size of the previous version. Note the app is bigger after it was installed on the device, because Android optimizes it for your device. When you compare the install size of this version with the previous version, you will notice that this version needs a lot less space on your device.
  • Changed: Removed permissions that Camera Starter doesn’t need anymore: READ_PHONE_STATE, READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE and WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • Changed: Added permissions that are needed by Firebase: C2D_MESSAGE, RECEIVE
  • Improved: Easier and faster navigation throw the app information, developer information and legal information in the information window.
  • Changed: Libraries used by Camera Starter has been updated to the newest versions.
  • Improved: Users complained about the usage data collection. The usage data collection is optional. Therefore the license window now explicitly tells the user that the usage data collection is optional. The usage data collection can be disabled in the license window. The only thing you can’t disable is the data collection by the advertisement providers, because there is no way to disable it as a developer. In this version only AdMob is used. By the way AdMob is configured to not collect location data of the user.
  • Changed: License and privacy policy has been updated. The user is now explicitly asked to accept the privacy policy.

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More than 70,000 downloads and 500 ratings in 10 weeks!

A little more than two month ago, i looked for a fast and cheep device i could use to develop my Android apps. It was clear for me from the beginning that i needed a Nexus device with long term support and updates.

My first thought was to buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It’s a fast and really nice device. But it was to expensive. At the same time Google announced the Nexus 7 16 GB for 250 €. I thought 250 € for 7″ tablet? Perfect! So i bought it. 
 
I got it, opened it and one of the first things i was looking for was the camera app to test the front camera. But there was no icon for the default Android camera app. Long story short. I made my own Nexus 7 Camera Launcher to start the default Android camera and i published it on Google Play.  I just wanted to try something out and was not expecting any success. 
 
Today, 10 weeks after the release of the  Nexus 7 Camera Launcher, i’m proud to announce that it got over 70,000 downloads and over 500 reviews, with an amazing overall rating of 4.4. It’s my most downloaded and best rated app. 
 
Thank you, guys for downloading and rating this really useful app!