Legendary Hacker geohot to Launch New Photo Sharing App Called Reactions


There’s a new photo sharing app in town called Reactions. That news isn’t particularly unique or exciting in itself, but the developer behind the app is rather noteworthy: it’s legendary hacker George Hotz (AKA “geohot”).

Hotz, best known for his widely publicized hacks of the iPhone and Playstation 3, apparently wanted to design a camera app that’s different from the rest. Reactions is different in that it uses both the front- and rear-facing cameras of the iPhone in order to capture both views at once — in the same image.


The stated purpose is to go beyond the 1000 words told in photographs to tell the “full story” of 2000 words.

By including an up-close portrait shot with each photograph, the app attempts to capture the photographer’s reaction as he or she snaps a picture of the scene.

The software is designed for extreme social sharing. After each two-way photo is snapped, it will automatically be published to your Facebook account. The only way to avoid the share is to quickly tap the unlabeled cancel button within three seconds of the exposure.

Reactions is currently going through Apple’s approval process, and should be arriving in the iTunes App Store shortly. Keep your eye on the official website if you’re interested in giving it a shot.

Reactions (via Cult of Mac)

  • Samcornwell

    Taking a photo using both cameras is a neat idea and pretty fun. Not incredibly useful though.

    However, create an app that enabled video recording with both cameras in the same manner (PiP) could be incredibly useful for Youtubers and the likes who create how-to videos and short review shows.

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  • Mrbeard

    Apps, devaluing the effort in doing something to the point where it’s not worth doing anymore

  • Alan Dove

    At last, the world can be flooded with pictures that show the foam in the espresso, and the expression of the person about to drink it.

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  • 9inchnail

    Apple will be thrilled to host his app after he hacked their phones

  • Antonio Carrasco

    what a stupid idea!

  • Richard Ford

    Legendary? Who the eff is he? A bar of soap? Or do you mean legendary like a level 70 manticore?