Is there an Android application that allows a user to snap pictures by clicking the microphone or volume button(s) located on earbuds? I'd rather use this than touching anything on the smartphone.

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    \$\begingroup\$ This MAY be more on topic over at Android Enthusiasts, as it is about the function of the operating system rather than a photography specific piece of technology. For instance I could ask "Is there an app that allows me to make the phone do a dance with the buttons located on the earphones." :) \$\endgroup\$ Jan 24, 2015 at 5:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ Does it have to be that specific button or just anything that will trigger the camera without touching the phone? \$\endgroup\$
    – inkista
    Jan 24, 2015 at 18:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ @inkista Anything that will trigger the camera without toughing the phone. So even some bluetooth gadget would be fine. \$\endgroup\$
    – whitewings
    Jan 24, 2015 at 20:08

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TriggerTrap Mobile is a smartphone app that lets you trigger the shutter of the phone's camera by sound (i.e., clapping or snapping your fingers will do it). While it's mostly designed to be a "smart" cable release for a camera with a cable release port, it also works with the built-in camera on the phone.


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