In this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2369121 we started discussion of app, that I started to develop and which idea is given by @jakobdz
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Description Take photos under the water! Water can't stop you from taking great photos anymore. Aqua Camera Pro is a camera application that enables you to use hardware keys or proximity sensor to take photos and shoot videos. These features are useful, when your device is waterproof, but has not dedicated camera button and you want to take photos and videos underwater. Initially camera has been developed for Sony Xperia Z smartphone, to use underwater, but during development it evolved to full featured camera app, which can be used as normal camera app. Number of supported devices getting more by each new update. The latest version supports all Xperia Z series, including Z Ultra, Z1, Z2, Tablet Z, Tablet Z2, and other manufacturer devices, e.g. Galaxy S4 active or Galaxy S5. You have ability to use touchscreen buttons also like in other camera apps. ATTENTION!!! USE YOUR DEVICE UNDERWATER IF ITS WATERPROOFNESS IS GUARANTEED BY MANUFACTURER. TAKE IT UNDERWATER ON YOUR OWN RISK. The latest update gives you full featured Pro app for free that includes zoom and scene modes. "A new camera app developed by xda-developer member AGGevorgyan allows you to take pictures on Xperia Z by tapping the proximity sensor. The idea behind this is that it makes it easier to take pictures underwater, given the absence of a dedicated camera button..." (c) xperiablog.net "Taking pictures underwater is probably something that not many people have attempted. Of course, not only are the physical and hardware limitations preventing people from doing so, expect for a select ‘few’ devices, but physics tells us that capacitive touch screens will have a hard time registering any taps and swipes when under water. A physical camera button may remedy this issue on the Sony Xperia Z, but how about the proximity sensor? As an answer to a question along similar lines, XDA Forum Member AGGevorgyan has developed an app that allows Xperia Z owners to easily take photos with the proximity sensor. Designed to rid users of the aforementioned problem, Aqua Z Camera will snap up pictures every time you tap the proximity sensor—simple as that. The sensor sensitivity, being the duration you have your finger covering the proximity sensor, can be adjusted within the app. The great thing is that it doesn’t require root access, meaning it’s a viable alternative to the physical camera button mod..." (c) xda-developers.com Features in v. 1.1.x * Video and photo enabled * Front and rear cameras support * Option to use proximity sensor as shutter key * Ability to change sensor sensitivity * Option to use volume keys as shutter keys * Option to use touchscreen buttons for taking photo and video * Physical camera key support * Option to change photo/video mode * Color effects * Option to change memory storage (internal/external) * Option to set resolutions for video and photo * Auto focus, auto white balance * Option to set flash off/on/auto for photo and torch off/on for video * Latest photo/video thumbmail preview with link to album/player * English, Russian, Hungarian, Czech, Italian, Arabic, Traditional Chinese translations -- FREE (Previously available only in paid editions) * Zoom with volume keys and/or touch screen buttons * Scene modes such as action, landscape, portrait, fireworks, night portrait, snow, sunset etc.
v. 1.1.0 (21.10.2014) * Free version became Pro. Now you are able to use Pro version for free. Congrats :) Feel free to appreciate developer for that. * Zoom with volume keys and/or touchscreen buttons * Scene modes * Some minor bug fixes and UI changes. v. 1.0.7 (07.07.2014) * Spanish translation added v. 1.0.6 (01.06.2014) * Fixed empty item in resolutions menu for some devices (Xperia Z1, Z2) * Disabled removable drive option for Android KitKat (Android blocks it) * Other fixes v. 1.0.5 (02.03.2014) * 4K (3840x2160 - 16:9) video resolution for Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5 * 16mp (5312x2988 - 16:9) photo resolution for Samsung Galaxy S5 * 16mp (5248x2952 - 16:9) photo resolution for Sony Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact (crop hook) v. 1.0.4 (12.02.14) * Support for Sony Xperia Z2 15.5mp (5248x3936 - 16:9) resolution * Support for Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 5mp (2560x1920 - 4:3) resolution * New launcher icon v. 1.0.3 (18.01.14) * Traditional Chinese translation v. 1.0.2 (23.11.13) * Physical camera key support * Xperiz Z1 21mp and 8mp (16:9) support * Few bug fixes and improvements v. 1.0.0 (10.11.13) * Android 4.0 ICS support * Last bug fixes * Final UI polish v. 1.0.0 BETA (03.11.13) * Redesigned UI * Touch screen shutter and record buttons like in stock camera * On thumbnail click opens photo in album and video in player instead of opening just album app * App names changed to Aqua Camera Light/Zoom/Pro * Photo/Video mode change option moved to action bar * Zoom with volume keys and/or touch screen buttons (Zoom and Pro editions) * Android 4.4 Kit Kat support * More devices support (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S4) * Scene modes such as landscape, portrait, fireworks, HDR (few non-Xperia devices), snow etc. (Pro edition) * Arabic translation * Huge code cleaning, compatibility major improvements, bug and UI fixes. v. 0.8.0 (22.09.13) * Some fixes * Added donation options v. 0.8.0 BETA 1 (21.09.13) * Added Italian Translation * Welcome popup with facebook link * Removed Ads * Decreased app size * More devices support (including Tablet Z, Z Ultra) * Confirmation popup on exit during video record * Actions are hiding during video record * Rolled back to old icon, for copyright issues * Bugfixes * No need for clear data after force close on Xperia V * More, I don't remember v. 0.7.1 BETA 1 (22.08.13) * Added Czech translation * New launcher icon (Sony media applicationa style) * Some internal logic improvements (or vise versa :D) need feedback about stability v. 0.7.0 (20.08.13) * Hungarian and Russian translations * Torch stays turned on during runtime of application * Some menu icons improved * Some fixes v. 0.7.0-3 UNSTABLE (20.08.13) * Torch for video record v. 0.7.0-2 UNSTABLE (19.08.13) * Fixed FC when trying to record video via proximity sensor. v. 0.7.0 UNSTABLE (18.08.13) * Video recording option * More resolutions for both cameras * May be compatible with other Xperia devices, such as Xperia V and Tablet Z. Not tested. * Double tap for settings now for all ratios and orientations * Other changes, I don't remember v. 0.5.0 (11.08.13) * Added settings for choosing shutter options 1. Disable/enable sensor shutter 2. Disable/enable volume down key shutter 3. Disable/enable volume up key shutter * Redesigned settings screen * Some UI changes v. 0.4.2 (04.08.13) * Fixed some bugs * Better support for SD Cards (more devices) v. 0.4.1 (03.08.13) * Fixed new bugs from 0.4.0 release v. 0.4.0 (03.08.13) * Changed image folder to DCIM/Aqua_Z_Camera * Now saves settings for app's next uses. * Added settings page * Added ability to save on SD Card *EXPERIMENTAL, WORK IN PROGRESS* * Tapping little preview image now opens album application * Added ad in settings page for some microscopical monetization :D v. 0.3.1 (25.07.13) * Default flash mode set to auto. * Fixed bug related to using back camera mode UI settings in front camera mode (e.g. preview ratio) v. 0.3.0 (24.07.13) * Added resolution change option v. 0.2.3 (23.07.13) * Adjusted sensitivity settings * Default sensitivity option set to "medium" * Now keeps selected flash light mode (for example doesn't reset when rotating) * Now keeps selected color effect (for example doesn't reset when rotating) v. 0.2.0 (23.07.13) * Added sensor sensitivity selection (based on duration during which you hold your finger on sensor) v. 0.1.0 (22.07.13) * Added color effects * Added flash light switch * Added camera front/back switch * Added auto-rotation * Fixed some bugs v. 0.0.3 (22.07.13) * Fixed bugs, must fix force close issue.
PLEASE, use the Google Play instead of attached .apk for automated updates and for active users number there and rate if you like.