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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by AplusOne, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. AplusOne

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    I am trying to create a profile that with a gesture, the camera turns on. Where it gets complicated for me is that I would like the camera be accessible even if the phone is locked and have the display turn on. Something like a camera screen lock widget.

    Can Tasker unlock a specific application when the phone is locked so that the rest of the security on the phone remains intact?

    Is this profile possible?

    thanks for the help!
     

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    Gestures won't work when the device is sleeping. You'd need to at least turn on the screen before performing the gesture.

    I'm not sure if the Camera app will open over the top of the lock screen or not. It probably depends on what lock screen you are using. Try it and see?

    Another suggestion would be to use something like widget locker. I have added a shortcut to the Camera app on the WL lock screen for quick access. If I back out of the camera app, it returns to the lock screen.
     
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