1. Sam Baker's Avatar
    Hello!

    I'm not a developer myself, but I wanted to ask all of the you guys here if it's at all possible to create an remote shutter release for the 1020. The camera grip case connects via microusb and has it's own shutter button (separate to that of the phone's own shutter button). So, to me, this means it is possible to tell the phone to take a photo via the use of it's micro usb. What I don't know, is if the windows os and locked this down to anyone else (ie. only available to nokia's camera grip).

    Any ideas?
    Sam
    01-06-2014 03:08 AM
  2. DBDev's Avatar
    Unfortunately you are right, it is too locked down
    01-06-2014 05:17 AM
  3. Sam Baker's Avatar
    Damn! It would be amazing. Do you know of any other solutions? WiFi-enabled external shutter perhaps?
    01-06-2014 06:31 AM
  4. Muessig's Avatar
    I'm guessing this would be possible but only for Microsoft or Nokia to implement. I'd say the OS is too locked down for any third party developer to access this.
    01-06-2014 06:35 AM
  5. Catholic Tech Geek's Avatar
    I'm guessing this would be possible but only for Microsoft or Nokia to implement. I'd say the OS is too locked down for any third party developer to access this.
    You would be correct on this. You could write try to write code that would accomplish something like that, but either the compiler wouldn't let you compile it or you would get an exception thrown for the code. Something device-level like that needs special permissions which allow device-level code to be executed (without exceptions being thrown) and Microsoft is only allowing itself and device OEMs to obtain those permissions.
    01-06-2014 01:31 PM
  6. GEOLOG's Avatar
    02-02-2014 04:42 PM
  7. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    This might help, but you need a second windows phone.

    Check out "TapShoot" for Windows Phone http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...2-1fe296f892e7
    02-02-2014 05:09 PM
  8. BuzP's Avatar
    I know this post was nearly 12 months old, but still relevant.

    I thought this, after all what's the point of being able to put it on a mini tripod and then having to press the button anyway, but maybe not as straight forward as you might think.

    I tried using a micro USB extension cable (just 10cm or so long) between the grip and the phone. I know the extension cable is 'all connected' (not just a charging cable), as I can use it and get data to/from the phone. With the extension cable, the shutter release doesn't work.

    Maybe the battery grip uses some non physical connection - proximity? for the shutter switch ??
    04-19-2015 02:02 PM
  9. swedishdude's Avatar
    The only way to make it work is to buy a secondhand (cheap) lumia and use it to control the camera via Bluetooth. There's an app for that stuff. I haven't tried it myself though
    04-19-2015 03:43 PM
  10. lexrsk's Avatar
    Why not try one of those selfy stick Bluetooth shutter buttons. They work with android, never tried or have access to one myself though.
    04-19-2015 04:09 PM
  11. swedishdude's Avatar
    Oh, I forgot...you can use the treasure tag as a remote shutter with the Lumia Selfie app.
    04-21-2015 04:02 PM
  12. pankaj981's Avatar
    Why not try one of those selfy stick Bluetooth shutter buttons. They work with android, never tried or have access to one myself though.
    Now that Windows phones support HID over Bluetooth (Update 2 and above), those Bluetooth controllers should work (never tried myself, I'm on Update 2)
    04-21-2015 04:29 PM
  13. wrea's Avatar
    From my digging into how the case works I think I figured out how it works and a wired shutter release shouldn't be a problem.
    05-17-2015 01:31 AM
  14. BuzP's Avatar
    Well, made any progress regarding wired shutter release on Lumia 1020 ?
    06-05-2016 08:16 AM

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