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Whistle Camera let's you take that perfect shot by simply whistling

Because using a shutter button or virtual icon is for neanderthals, Whistle Camera is allowing you to take your selfie experience to the next step!

Published onMay 19, 2014


What does it take to shoot the right photo? It’s a mixture of settings, lighting, surroundings, composition and most importantly, timing. It’s hard to keep all of these factors in order when trying to take a selfie. Whistle camera makes it easier on you by allowing you to trigger the shutter with a, well… whistle.

Whistle Camera offers a simple interface and minimal settings to make your experience as smooth as possible. You have the ability to choose between timer options (0, 3, 5 or 10 seconds), switch between cameras, zoom in/out, access the photos or enter more advanced settings. And of course, there is also an on-screen shutter button.

Other settings

  • Language selection
  • Picture resolution (so many options!)
  • Whistle detector sensitivity (just in case your whistles are not very loud)
  • Gallery location selection
  • General settings: Upgrade to Pro, rank, share, help, contact and website.
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The real advantage

One of my biggest problems in smartphone cameras is focusing. I hate tapping where i want to focus only to have to redo it after I move my whole device. Most of us use large phones, so you may understand my frustration. We often lose the focus spot and have to re-tap.

And don’t even get me started on selfies. Trying to one-hand the device, focus and then take the shot is no fun. I have been known to drop many a phone while trying to do this during my weekend adventures. Whistle Camera brings a simple shutter trigger, similar to smile detection, but it is more accurate and simple.

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Putting it to the test

I downloaded Whistle Camera and must say it works well. Everything does what it’s expected to do. I did, in fact, whistle and the camera went off. I didn’t have to have those whistling, kiss-like lips show up in the shot either. The timer makes sure you can prepare for the right look.

These are simple things, though. I wanted something a bit more challenging for the app. I played some good music on my computer and raised the volume as much as I could. Then I turned on my TV and started watching some YouTube videos at about an equal volume (compared to the laptop).

I did not edit the whistling sensitivity settings (default is Level 3) and the camera was still able to recognize my whistle at arm’s length. Given, it was not as accurate. It would work about 3 out of 4 times, which is also nothing to scoff at.

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Download Whistle Camera

You can go ahead and download Whistle Camera straight from the Google Play Store. It may not be the best-looking camera app, but it is free and offers a great feature. You can also pay $1.12 to get rid of ads. The developer states there should be new features coming at some point which will only be accessible to “Pro” users. Something to keep in mind!

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