Hey developers, I'm in need of help with something.
I work in a sensitive area where camera phones aren't allowed, and with all the new android phones coming out with regular cameras and front facing cameras it's nearly impossibly to get a phone that doesn't have a camera in it.
As of now, I have a Thunderbolt that I tore down and physically removed both cameras from, but not everyone out there wants to void their warranty and risk breaking stuff to get the phones apart. Well, is there any way an app could be written to disable the camera? Most places are only able to check and see if the camera works or not, they aren't exactly allowed to go through your phone and look at all your apps and everything. Even if they did, it's possible to name the app something that wouldn't draw attention to it I suppose.
The requirements I have at work now are- a disabled camera, a camera that can't read printed words on paper from 1"-2" away, or epoxy over the lense/broken lense.
I could honestly see a need for this. Maybe it won't be as big and popular as Google Earth or Angry Birds, but if someone could come out with something it'd help out a lot of people I know already... If there's anything like that out there now that DOESN'T require rooting (mine is rooted, I just don't want to be responsible for rooting 20 coworkers phones lol) please let me know so I can help my friends and coworkers out! If I knew how to write an app, I would do this in a heartbeat.