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Pro Android Media: Developing Graphics, Music, Video, and Rich Media Apps for Smartphones and Tablets by Shawn Van Every

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Extending the Custom Camera Application

In my opinion, the built-in camera application on Android is missing a few essential features. One of those is the ability to take a picture after a small amount of time, say 10 or 30 seconds. This feature is generally useful with a camera that can be mounted on a tripod. One thing it enables is the ability for a photographer to set up a shot, set the timer, and then run into the shot.

While this isn't something you would often do with a mobile phone, I do think it would be useful in certain situations. For example, I would love to have this feature when want to take a picture of both someone I am with and myself. Currently when I try to do so, I have a difficult time, as I cannot see the touchscreen interface ...

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