Cyanogen, rooted ROMs and the challenges

Developing a camera app for all Android phones isn’t easy.  Each manufacturer tends to slightly tweak the camera, the gallery and their parameters ever so slightly.  We test our apps against many different phones models but there is only so much testing we can do.

Recently our app updates have given even more features to our users – this is good!  However these updates have made it much harder to support phones running ROMs.  We have had a few cases of our app crashing repeatedly on rooted ROM phones like Cyanogen.  We will try to support these ROMS as best we can, but we cannot be perfect.  These ROMs add ALOT of complexity when trying to test and support them – basically they are NON-standard Android.
In short, if your are running a ROM and our apps behave badly, email us and let us know.  We will try our best to support ROMs but our focus it on the main standard Android users (Cupcake, Froyo, Gingerbread, etc).

If you are a ROM developer – follow Android standards for your camera parameters – please!

Update: We just tested our app running Cyanogenmod 6.0 on a Dream phone and it worked well!  Email us if your hard core Android ROM folks have any problems with our apps.


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