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No one held the iPhone camera in the party? Okay, now you got Camera Timer from NaughtyNuts. It is a small yet beautiful tool to help you keep the happy time with your friends and family, this is priceless!

It features:

English, Traditional, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish supported. (Some of these translations are machine translated, please refer to English version and report to us if you have comments.)

We also have a lite edition which demonstrates a few countdown without sound nor other local languages.

Buy the full version

Buy the lite version

What to expect next:

– Anti-shake for non-countdown option

– full screen view (minimized menu)

– funny features with time-lapsed photos

– and others…

Sample Time Lapse photos

interval = 30s

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interval = 180s

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Customer provided sample (thanks to Robin Edwards):

User Guide (ver 2.0)

Before you start

After you installed, you can put the Cam Timer on the Desk by holding the icon until the screens are shaking, and then you can drag it to the desk below. Of course, you have to do a little clean up to give some space for it. Once it is there, you can press the Home button once to freeze the positioning.

Cam Timer on Desk

Cam Timer on Desk

Main screen

The main screen is quite neat. There are preset values, “20 sec”, “15 sec”, “10 sec”, “0 sec”,  a self-define timer, and a time-lapse button. Also you will see a tips button to show you some helping information. Currently, we have 2 skins for your favorite choice of front panel.

Main screen Black

Main screen Black

Main screen Metallic

Main screen Metallic

You can open the setting panel by pushing up the covering plate.

Sound Configuration

Configuration

In the configuration panel, you can modify the following settings:

Single Shot Timer

Time Lapse

Photo Size

Skin

Sound

All these preferences are remembered and will be reused on re-opening the application.

Camera screen

When you tap anyone of the timer value, you will open the screen.

Now you can focus on getting the best view to shoot. If you need to hold the iPhone, you may use a stand (or something to clamp it or glue with gum if you dare). Check the Tips for a urgent paper stand, it is really quite handy.

Countding Down

Camera Screen

3 toggling buttons added:

Once you tap the camera button, the countdown will start and you should hear the alert sound. If you do not, check your iPhone settings and the volume settings. You may use a wired headphone to hear the countdown if you do not want to disturb others.

If the countdown is not yet start, you can press the “Cancel” button to go back to main screen. If it is counting down, you can press the “Cancel Countdown” button to stop the countdown and reset the counter.

Self-portrait photo in preview

Self-portrait photo in preview

After you have taken the photo, it is in preview mode. You can choose the use the photo by pushing the “Use Photo” button or cancel the photo taken by pushing “Retake” button. If you pushed “Retake”, you can take photo againg using the same countdown timer setting selected.

If you have set non-zero autosave time, preview screen will automatically save to camera roll and go back to the Take Photo screen. Otherwise, you will need to press the Use Photo button to save the photo and then go back to Take Photo Screen.

If you need to modify the settings, press cancel and you will go back to front panel.

Some Tips

You don’t have anything to hold you iPhone? Check our Tips button and fetch a note from your wallet to make an ad-hoc stand. It is simple enough that even with our stiff fingers, we can make one in 3 minutes at the first time. You can see our self portrait is already using the same stand!

*** There were a few questions on turning pages. Please find there are dots in the lower part of the tips page, these are pages indicator. Tap on the lower “dots” to turn to next or previous page.

Tips screen

Tips Screen

User Guide (ver 2.1)

Before you start

After you installed, you can put the Cam Timer on the Desk by holding the icon until the screens are shaking, and then you can drag it to the desk below. Of course, you have to do a little clean up to give some space for it. Once it is there, you can press the Home button once to freeze the positioning.

Cam Timer on Desk

Cam Timer on Desk

Main screen

The main screen is quite neat. There are preset values, “20 sec”, “15 sec”, “10 sec”, “Anti-shake”, a self-define timer, and a time-lapse button. Also you will see a tips button to show you some helping information. Currently, we have 2 skins for your favorite choice of front panel. (In v2.1, we have only changed the “0 sec” to Antishake, other timer settings will not use the accelerometer to detect shake level. Self-Timer is assumed for handfree photo taking and is awkward if the timer is zero but the photo was not taken.)

Main screen Black

Main screen Black

Main screen Metallic

Main screen Metallic

You can open the setting panel by pushing up the covering plate.

Sound Configuration

Configuration

In the configuration panel, you can modify the following settings:

Single Shot Timer

Time Lapse

Photo Size

Skin

AntiShake Sensitivity (new)

Date and Time Format (new)

Direct Camera (new)

All these preferences are remembered and will be reused on re-opening the application.

Camera screen

When you tap anyone of the timer value, you will open the camera screen.

Now you can focus on getting the best view to shoot. If you need to hold the iPhone, you may use a stand (or something to clamp it or glue with gum if you dare). Check the Tips for a urgent paper stand, it is really quite handy.

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Camera Screen (v2.1)

There are following buttons from left to right:

In v2.1, a full screen button is used to allow tap anywhere on screen to take your photo.

Anti-shake mode

Anti-shake mode

If you choose anti-shake mode, a shake indicator will be displayed to show you the shake level. It will enlarge if it is really shaky and it will shrink when it is more stable. When it reaches sensibility level you selected, the photo will be taken.

If you choose other timer options, the countdown will start and you should hear the alert sound in last 10 seconds (Lite vesion will have beep sound at 5 sec). If you do not, check your iPhone settings and the volume settings. You may use a wired headphone to hear the countdown if you do not want to disturb others.

If the countdown is not yet start, you can press the Return button to go back to main screen. If it is counting down, you can press the “Cancel” button (just below the countdown value or the shake indicator) to stop the countdown and reset the counter.

Preview screen

Preview screen

After you have taken the photo, it will go to preview mode. You can choose to save the photo by pushing the “✔” button or cancel and retake another by pushing “✘” button. If you pushed , you can take photo again using the same mode selected. If the photo is still saving, the screen will be locked until saving completed.

If you have set non-zero autosave time, preview screen will automatically save to camera roll and go back to the Take Photo screen. Otherwise, you will need to press the “✔” button to save the photo and then go back to Take Photo Screen.

If you take photo in Time-lapse mode, the preview screen will still displayed but autosave time will be ignored. The photo will be accepted asap so as to ready to take another photo. The progress will be displayed on the message screen above.

If you need to modify the settings, press Return button and you will go back to main screen.

Photo Review (new)

In 2.1, we introduced Photo Review mode, which allows you to do the followings (buttons from left to right):

Playback Photo Sequence

Playback Photo Sequence

Some Tips

You don’t have anything to hold you iPhone? Check our Tips button and fetch a note from your wallet to make an ad-hoc stand. It is simple enough that even with our stiff fingers, we can make one in 3 minutes at the first time. You can see our self portrait is already using the same stand!

*** There were a few questions on turning pages. Please find there are dots in the lower part of the tips page, these are pages indicator. Tap on the lower “dots” to turn to next or previous page.

Tips screen
Tips Screen
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Comments»

1. Camera Timer is ready for sale « Naughty Nuts Mobile Solution - November 8, 2008

[…] Camera Timer – the standard version which has the full features (refer to the product page). […]

naughtynuts - January 30, 2009

Francois, thanks for your comments.
1) Frankly, the slow process was not related to loading images but because we need to archive to our temp space. The reason behind is the original images data will eat up too much memory for multiple images processing. But, we will need to use that same images for further processing like merging photos with original resolution. The SDK does not allow direct access to the image selected, so the interim solution is to save to temp space and this api function take some time for high resolution. We have found ways to speed up such loading but we need further testings for different scenarios before we can release it.
2) We will still keep this suggestion in mind but we have no plan yet to port to such formats until Apple releases new OS providing more supports. You know that animated GIF, MPNG, or other formats alike are not supported on iPhone. Also, SDK does not support saving such formats to camera roll and then you will not be able to reuse the sync program to load to your computer easily.

2. Naughty Nuts Camera Self-Timer Lite - November 8, 2008
3. Steve Gebler - November 8, 2008

Thank you for a very innovative idea. I’d like to make one suggestion for an additional feature. It would be great to have an intervalometer feature. That would allow you to set a certain duration between pictures (similar to what you have now), but have the ability to continue to take pictures for a certain length of time, for 15 minutes (or user defined time, for example. An example of this would be to take a series of pictures of a sunset, for instance, every sixty seconds for thirty minutes.

4. naughtynuts - November 8, 2008

Thanks for your reply Steve. I really appreciate for your prompt comment. Yes, this is really great idea for programmable timers. We will put in our plan for the new features. But this feature requires to skip the preview function, which may be attempting Apple’s usability borderline. That’s why we mentioned in our application description all new features will be subject to Apple’s final approval.

Frankly, this app has been delayed for 2 months and we are lucky to get it on the store finally. Other features have pended to avoid rejection on functionality. However, since it is now on the store, we will continue our works on that.

5. michael - November 8, 2008

I also think the intervalometer would be a great idea for the next update.

6. naughtynuts - November 8, 2008

Technically feasible. Just the matter of approval by Apple…

7. Michael - November 9, 2008

Nice application – I just wrote a review on the app store.

My only complaints are I’d like to see a better looking user interface, the square style buttons, color choice, are not very attractive or ‘iphone like’ in my opinion – hopefully you can add some enhancements in that area.

Also – the audio countdown is annoying – that woman’s voice is not pleasant to the ears, so I doubt I’ll be using that function – but overall a nice app to capture images in certain situations.

8. Susan - November 12, 2008

Just bought app. Tip screen is frozen on first page. Would love to see how to build the stand.

9. naughtynuts - November 12, 2008

Dear Susan, you should see dots beneath the tips text on the first page. Please tap on the dots on the right and you will go to next page. If you want to go back, please tap on the left dots.

10. Kip Knight - November 13, 2008

I was putting together my own ideas to make this app – you beat me to it. I was going to put the following features in (pending Apple…)
1) self timer
2) time lapse
3) motion sensitive trigger
4) change in light trigger
5) loud sound trigger
6) tilt trigger
7) automatic e-mail or save picture
8) any combination thereof

11. naughtynuts - November 13, 2008

Hi, Kip. These features certainly sound interesting. We are happy to see more useful apps on the store.

Have you submitted your app yet? Just a friendly advice that this kind of app is quite sensitive. Apple may take a long time to review. For our case, we have submitted the app for over 10 weeks to get approval. Be careful not to use any private API or you will certainly get rejected. I sincerely hope for your good luck (believe me, this review cycle was really painful to you and your investors, if any)

12. Teddy - November 20, 2008

As a consumer and not programmer I don’t understand the restrictions Apple would have on a time lapse feature or motion/light trigger (alone or with time lapse/interval photos). I do know it would make the iPhone a great security camera and well worth your $3.99 price!

And why no video … that’s never been explained to us regular users?

Thanks!

13. fc06 - November 27, 2008

Nice application !

Congratulation ! And the origami stand is quite a good tip !
I totally agree on the interest of a future intervalometer. But before, could it be possible to inprove the graphics of the main screen ? On my iPhone the circle of the timer appears as flattened on the left side of the screen… not so clean in the so sophisticated universe of the iPhone 😉

14. Robin Edwards - December 2, 2008

Just wanted to say thank you – the time-lapse feature is superb! A feature similar to Night Camera where it waits for the phone to be steady would be good next to try and combat camera shake!

Compressed first test created with Adobe ImageReady:

15. Martin - December 4, 2008

I would really appreciate the intervalometer with long intervals- and to make it perfect an automatic transfer of the picture taken to a pre-defined email address.
And to make it even uber-perfect: the whole process triggered by a noise sensor – that’s what I am dreaming of…

16. keng - December 9, 2008

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17. Bob - December 29, 2008

This program is terrific, hope that the next update is even better. look forward to more like tit.

18. Camera Self-Timer 2.1 is now available on App Store « Naughty Nuts Mobile Solution - January 27, 2009

[…] You may check out more details in our product link here. […]

19. Francois (aka : fc06) - January 30, 2009

Thanks for all to the author, and : BRAVO !!!

Well : its a rather good investment : I just bought a timer some months ago and I’m now with a very complete camera suite… So I wrote a very good review of your soft on the French AppleStore 😉

You gave us so much for free upgrades… I hesitate to ask for something :

When loading a photo sequence in review mode : going back to roll & click for each is quite long and… dangerous ! Suppose you’re obliged to shut just at the 149th of a 150 pictures image series !!

So could it be possible to have

1) a fast load mode by simply point and click in the roll the first and last image of a sequence (or enter by hand a sequence of numbers) ?

2) save the work : ideal should be a mailable gif file ???

Anyway, congratulations and again : thanks !!

20. fc06 - February 4, 2009

Thanks for your reply ! Concerning the loading of images inside Camera Self Timer, I understand your point but I see that the loading, image-per-image *by hand* is tedious and could be automated by allowing, for example, to click on first and last image of the sequence in the roll.

I have another point regarding the name of your product : Camera Self Timer is now very (!) far from a simple timer, and staying to this level of communication, your product has to compete with very low level applications (timers only, or so)… and customers are not always in position to achieve an extensive and detailed comparison between all the candidates.

I think that your software is now different enough from what it was initially to be renamed and sold under a more explicite banner (such as ‘iPhoneCameraSuite’, or ‘MiXetendedCamera’, or so). Because what you achieved is great, but almost totally invisible – in regard of what it really is – in this market !!

My congratulations for all of your ideas and achievements !!

Francois

I think your application is now far enough from tthat it was

naughtynuts - February 5, 2009

Really thank you for your comment. These are certainly good ideas. The product has to be rebranded more appropriately.

We are also experimenting on the loading part. Through this exercise we found some sweet features can also be included. Hopefully to be submitted next week.

21. Francois (aka : fc06) - February 16, 2009

Last upgrade is perfect ! The point and click strategy to load image sequence from roll fits now perfectly to the iPhone interface, and user can easily replay a stop motion movie as he wants.

The image fusion is also a great idea, I can build “70’s flavour” old yellowish pictures using this function !!

You’ve done a great job, congratulations !

I think your are not in lack of ideas. Please feel free to use the following, don’t feel them as suggestions, but only as ideas for future soft :

– Enhanced contrast for Night photo when using your anti-shake switch.

– Stacking night photos, using your existing powerful fusion tool, to improve signal to noise level in dark (well.. really dark).

– More crazy : Accelerometer-based unblurring. Image processing techniques do exist for this (deconvolution technique), but I dont know about feasibility on iPhone.

22. Daniele Picozzi - June 19, 2009

Hilfe, nach update 3.0 stürzt programm ab.

naughtynuts - July 7, 2009

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused. A compatibility patch version was updated and waiting for Apple’s approval. Normally, it should be available in 7 to 10 days. But frankly we cannot confirm you the date since it may take some time for Apple to approve so many application patches for 3.0.

We hope you can wait for a while since we also include some new features with the patch including:
– Enhanced review speed
– Background photos saving
– Shorten minimal Time-phase interval to 5 sec

23. George Duhon - July 1, 2009

When will we get something that will work with the new OS?

naughtynuts - July 7, 2009

Sorry but we have to wait for Apple’s approval.

24. Frankie - July 25, 2009

Is there any update on a patch for 3.0? Once my Iphone updated the software to 3.0 the timer on the application will not work. I cant even get it to work right for regular picture taking! I love the self timer feature and desperately want it back.

naughtynuts - July 26, 2009

Yes, the patch is ready. We are working with Apple but we cannot disclose the details for the moment.

25. Joe - September 29, 2009

How can I erase the history of all the photos I have taken.
Thank you.


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