Quick Snap, the iPhone app that appeared on the App Store earlier this month with the ability to use the smartphone’s volume buttons to take photos was pulled from the online store on Thursday. Using the iPhone’s hardware buttons for alternate functions — in this case, taking photos — violates policies developers must agree to, and is likely why Quick Snap is missing in action.
Quick Snap vanishes from the App Store
When the app was available on the App Store, the developer’s description stated “Turn iPhone Volume Button into a Shutter Button? ‘Quick Snap’ is the app for THAT!”
Quick Snap isn’t the first camera app to use the volume buttons to take a photo. Camera+ tried the same thing earlier this year, and met a similar fate. Camrea+ is, however, available again but without the volume-button-as-camera-shutter feature.
There isn’t any word yet from Quick Snap’s developer, Yu Jin, on exactly why his app isn’t available on the App Store.