A great number of mobile applications can interact with your device’s camera, including apps that take pictures, record videos, and provide overlays (e.g. augmented-reality applications). iOS developers have a great deal of control in how they can interact with any given device’s hardware. In this chapter, you will go over multiple ways to access and use these functionalities, from simple, predefined interfaces to incredibly flexible, custom implementations.
Note The iOS simulator does not support camera hardware. To test most recipes in this chapter, you must run them on a physical device.
Recipe 8-1: Taking Pictures
iOS has an incredibly handy and simple interface to your device’s camera. With this interface you ...