RIP Camera Button ☠️

This Halloween we‘re mourning the Camera Button

A few weeks back we unveiled the Camera Button — a new iPad interaction that turns the front-facing camera into a button. Tap the camera to reveal workspace shortcuts in our productivity apps Luna Display and Astropad.

We planned to introduce the Camera Button in an update to Astropad Studio going out today. However, we are disappointed to report that the Camera Button was rejected by Apple’s App Store review under Section 2.5.9:

Apps that alter or disable the functions of standard switches, such as the Volume Up/Down and Ring/Silent switches, or other native user interface elements or behaviors will be rejected. — App Store Review Guidelines.

The Camera Button might be dead, but our urge to innovate lives on. We’re committed to pushing the boundaries of software and hardware engineering so that we can create the best productivity tools possible. Stay tuned for more from Astro HQ… 😉

You can read our original post about the Camera Button here.