If you have ever had the desire to be able to take pictures or capture some video footage while your iDevice is in sleep mode, you will be glad to know that now you can! With a new tweak called StealthCam, you can use the camera.app to take pictures or shoot video with the screen off. Now why would you need such functionality? Well, as the name of this tweak suggest, it was created to be able to take pictures/videos, the stealthy way… more importantly with your iDevices volume buttons.
Now when would this tweak be useful? Well for example, if you are in a snowy environment (IE the mountains, while you are snowboarding/skiing), navigating your iDevice’s touchscreen is difficult because you would generally be wearing gloves. If you simply want to use your iDevice to take a picture, it is not practical to constantly have to take your gloves off. With stealthCam however, you open your iDevice up to being able to take a picture by simply pushing your iDevice’s volume buttons, while it is still in sleep mode.
Alternatively you can also capture video footage while in the camera.app, however you will need to start recording the video prior to putting your iDevice into sleep mode.
As you can see, while StealthCam may be a controversial tweak, it can open your iDevice to a lot of useful functionality. If you are interested in the stealthcam tweak, it is available in the Cydia Store for a price of $0.99!
Note: This tweak will only work with iDevices that are running the iOS 4+ firmware, and iDevices that have a camera