Peek-A-Boo - Shoot 4 Times In One Click

Update(10/13/2008): Fixed the expiration issue. Please re-install to use. To clear the confusion, Peek-A-Boo *is* freeware. The expiration is there as a reminder to update to the latest version.

Free CamToy from BerryCoder.
Silent yet deadly. Shoot 4 times in a silent mode. PeekABoo enable your BlackBerry camera to shoot 4 times with a silencer on so you can aim and shoot with no worry.

Peek-A-Boo
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Platform: All BlackBerry Handheld
OS: 4.2 and above
Version: 0.1.2
License: Freeware
Developer: BerryCoder


OTA: http://berrycoder.com/peekaboo.jad

Get your copy while it's hot.
  1. Click http://berrycoder.com/peekaboo.jad to download.
  2. On download screen tag 'Set application permissions' and click download.
  3. Select allow key injection (Newer OS version is called "Input Simulation").
  4. Disable dial from home screen option.
  5. Press keypad 'P' from home screen and aim.
  6. Or assign Peek-A-Boo to convinience key (SureType BlackBerry user).
Caveats:
- Silencer might not work on 8x30 devices.
- The 4 times shoot will not work for BlackBerry with autofocus camera (i.e. 8900), currently we are trying to fix this problem. The silencer is still working.
- BlackBerry that is running on BES might not be able to use this application if the Key Stroke Injection Permission is blocked by the BES admin/controller

134 comments:

Anonymous said...

The link isnt working :(

BerryCoder said...

Wow, how'd you find BerryCoder blog? We just started to set it up 1-2 days ago. The link for PeekABoo and ShrinkIt will be available by the end of this week.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

LOL. I was looking for something to help compensate for the lack of video recording on my pearl 8100. so I googled Berrycoder after I read about the shrink it app and then this link came up.

I Must say, MAN THIS APP IS AWESOME! Its a really cool gadget. Thank you SO VERY MUCH for your contribution to my crappy 8100 video-less camera phone.

Anonymous said...

I get a 907 invalid COD error when I try to download PeekABoo on my 8100. I am running 4.2.0.64, any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Try to refresh the web and then download again.

Anonymous said...

Tryed that no luck still get download failed and then error 907 invalid COD.

Anonymous said...

Does this work on CDMA BBs?

Anonymous said...

It's really a great hit!

Anonymous said...

Is there any possibility that i could get this in a jar/jad or even a cod. I don't really have the money to get on the internet with this thing so i've been uploading apps through usb.

Anonymous said...

Does not mute the noise for the CDMA Verizon 8330. It will take the 4 pictures but the sound still comes out

BerryCoder said...

We'll see if we can update it to work with 8x30 device. Thanks for trying.

Anonymous said...

Does not work for my tmobile 8100 os 4.2.1.107! Just lowers the volume on the shutter a little bit! This app disappointed me but what can I expect from it....ITS FREE!

Anonymous said...

Nothing works on my 8320. How do I uninstall this?

Anonymous said...

Uninstall:
Option>AdvanceOptions>Applications
Find the application that you want to uninstall and then Menu>Delete.

Doesn't work? Did you forget to set ApplicationPermission>KeyInjection to allow?

Anonymous said...

I set the KeyInjection correctly when installing it. The application does not show up in the list so I can't delete it. If I try to download it again to install, I get an exception saying the object already exists.

Miguel Palacios said...

I can't select allow for the KeyInjection permissions. It does not show up! I have a 8310. Any thoughts?

Anonymous said...

You can set key injection permission at:
Option>Advance Option>Application>Menu>Permission.

What OS are you using? Probably it's not compatible.

Anonymous said...

wow, great mod - doesn't mute sound on 8330 curve - if you ever get this running there are many, many people looking for it! spent the last two hours searching and found nothing yet. fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

eta on when it will work on the 8330?

Anonymous said...

I can't see a keystroke injection option on the BlackBerry Bold (4.6 OS) to configure Peek-a-Boo. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

keystroke injection is now "input simulation" on newer devices

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why these "silencer" programs wont work with CDMA phones. any hope of modifying it to work with the 8x30 models???

please?

Bill said...

Using a Curve 8320 on Orange, v4.2.2.184, it doesn't mute the sound completely, just makes it about 75% quieter.

Anonymous said...

Hi!!

Why does appear a message saying "trial expired"? :S

Is not suppose to be a freeware?

Brian L said...

I also have a trial expired message. Maybe it's not freeware anymore which is fine, but I never got a trial to begin with. A fix coming soon?

Anonymous said...

I just contacted the developer. They said Peekaboo will be fixed in about 5 days.

Anonymous said...

Trial expired message

Anonymous said...

hopefully it will be fixed soon, I'm interested in this app.

Xavier said...

hey,
I have the same! Trial expired.

Please please it was suppoused to be freeware!!

Anonymous said...

Is it freeware? If it is not let us know.

Anonymous said...

Does this work for anyone any more? It looks like there are quite a few posts but nothing from BerryCoder...

iCandy said...

The file summary states ver 0.2 but the download is still v0.1
Typo or wrong file put up for d/l?

Brian Phelps said...

Downloaded it and installed it on my Blackberry Curve, immediately upon launching it says "trial expired"

BerryCoder said...

We've fixed the trial expiration issue. Re-install to use and don't forget to set the application permission of keystroke injection to allow.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Anonymous said...

But the expiration problem which I confront at this moment is I have reinstalled the Peekaboo, but the ere is a dialog box displays that "The camera cannot start, plaese lose another application and try again"......I have tried for lots of times, uninstalled the ware and install again and again....after that I WIPE the system and reinstalled the OS.....but the problem is still exist...plaese help me...I cannot use the camera and video camera for these days...please don't tell me my camera in my BB is broken....Oh..My...God...

Please...man....how to solve this probem...the new version seems doesn't work..

Anonymous said...

Even if I have reinstalled the new ware, the camera shows a black box without any response!! The camera does not work...... and shows a box says that cannot start the camera...

Anonymous said...

berrycoder, I foreget to tell you, I am the upon poster, my handheld is 8300, OS is 4.3.0.37

Please help me, I appreciate it a lot!

Anonymous said...

Reinstalled and it works fine now! Thanks for the fix.

iCandy said...

Works great, thanks guys

Anonymous said...

Still no update on whether this works for CDMA phones (i.e., **30)?

F.Y said...

hey
downloaded it to my BB bold, the sound isnt muted but still made much lower, which is much more convenient! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

hi,

is it working with bb bold 9000?
i couldn't find the keyinjection in permission in bb 9000.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

tried loading this on a 8300 1st gen at&t curve v4.5 os, only option for key injection is deny. the sound is significantly lower than before, but still not muted.

Anonymous said...

key injection simulation is replaced by input simulation. CMIIW *still boldless*

Anonymous said...

I get a 907 invalid COD error when I try to download PeekABoo on my 8100. I am running 4.2.0.67? What is the wrong?

Anonymous said...

I get a 907 invalid COD error when I try to download PeekABoo on my 8100. I am running 4.2.0.67? What is wrong?

Jim said...

I can't see a keystroke injection option on the BlackBerry 8100 (4.2.0.67) to configure Peek-a-Boo.
I get a 907 invalid COD error when I try to download PeekABoo.
I select allow for the KeyInjection permissions at:
Option>Advance Option>Application>Menu>Permission
I refresh the web and then download again but I get the same error.

Yogi said...

On the 8120 it reduces the sound by about 90%, not all the way -- still a massive improvement!

Anonymous said...

is it possible to upload jar/jad files, or COD, so people who don't have internet on their phones can download and use this application? Thanks

Anonymous said...

Any update on when there will be a version for BlackBerry Curve 8330 cdma. Hopefully soon. Also does anyone know if there is a flash player for this phone or if anyone is in the process of creating one.

Anonymous said...

great product!! thanks.

Anonymous said...

link isn't active anymore...?

Anonymous said...

I have Curve 8330, and I cannot select "allow" for "set key injection permission". os is 4.3.0.127. Is there a way around this? Its a work phone so I assume its locked-down???

BerryCoder said...

If you are running on BES, it is possible that Key Injection Permission is taken off by the BES Admin/Controller for security purpose.

Anonymous said...

I am on a BES, so I bet that is the case, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant app, thank you

Anonymous said...

Hey BerryCoder - any update that can silence the shutter on the BB Curve 8330 Smartphone yet?

Anonymous said...

great app but sadly the silencer dont work in my 8350i

Anonymous said...

I downloaded this app yesterday to my 8350i and found it does not work either. The shutter sound is not muffled, or silenced, it is as loud as it is if you open the camera from the stock camera icon. I hope this gets fixed as this feature would come in very handy during my duties at my employer.

Anonymous said...

is there a way to install Peekaboo directly from the media card? I'm using a Curve 8300

- Z said...

Any fix yet to the not working for BlackBerry with autofocus camera (i.e. 8900)???
This app is sweet...just wish it would work for the 8900 :(

Anonymous said...

Hi ,

whenever trying to download it in my bold. it gives me the error .cod file missing.

Kindly suggest me what needs to be done.

Anonymous said...

Does not work on the Storm 9530.

Anonymous said...

Why does the application require access to user files (emails, etc) ? Please explain so that I don't see it as fishy ... Thanks

Fred said...

This app might not work with the 8350i if you have upgraded your OS to the new .128 version, same goes for BerryAnnoying

Ortonauta said...

still makes noise in my 8900

Anonymous said...

Does not work on bold OS - Applications: 4.6.0.266
Software Platform: 4.0.0.223. allowed all permissions. Unable to assign appln to "p" on keypad. appln is in downloads folder but when select only takes one picture. no options available to config. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

It works perfect on my BB Bold for AT&T .. THANKS! :-)

dontfret said...

Peek-a-boo works on BB Bold 9000 ATT, loaded jad OTA. One glitch which is actually a plus is it takes 3 pictures automatically, then stays in camera mode and you can zoom and recompose and take a 4th silent picture manually, after which it closes. So a 3-shot burst, then a 4th stealth shot. I do notice it disables flash, which would make sense for running silent. Nicely done, BC!!

Anonymous said...

is it expired again? =(

Henry said...

Great aplication, by is expired again :(, please urgent solution, need it

Anonymous said...

Great app, but know saying it's expired? Deleted and reinstalled on my Bold several times and still getting "expired" message....please fix.

Anonymous said...

^ yeah, ive got the 'expired' message on my Bold now too... can they fix this ASAP!

thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Expired message on mine too

Anonymous said...

awesome app but is saying its expired, i thought it was freeware

Anonymous said...

Expired ?!?!?!?
How can we fix it?

Anonymous said...

can we fix the expired message somehow or is this no longer free

papucchhy said...

I expired too, sorry help

Anonymous said...

back date before 1 july it working, come fix program thx!!

Anonymous said...

it's working again! Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Still expired... Changing date back to June is a temporary option, but this screws up email delivery.

Anonymous said...

i redownloaded it now it works again

Anonymous said...

installed on my BB 8900 and the silencer doesn't work. it's just very quiet. you can still hear the camera click!! lame!

Anonymous said...

It works now and the click is very faint. If you use it to take a picture in a dimly lit room, the application hangs after the third picture. If the flash is set to off, it will take four pictures.

Anonymous said...

Version 1, on a bb 8320, v4.5.0.81, starting the app only takes 4 pix in a row. Can't make it just take one, can't control when it starts to take the pix, as soon as the app runs, it takes 4 pix. Hard to aim correctly.

lin said...

Hi, i don't know who you guys are, but thanks for developing such amazing softwares. They help me a lot.

By the way, about Peek-A-Boo, you are right.Its 4-time-shoot function doesn't work properly on my Curve 8320. It only shoots 3 pictures, in rare case, it shoots two times. I hope you fix it soon.

TMM said...

please help
can i download BBM 5 thru usb cable bb desktop manager ?

Anonymous said...

Now it just takes 4 pictures in a row, u can't even aim and shoot, it just does it for u automatically and quits, so can't zoom in or take a pic are the right moment!

Anonymous said...

just installed this for my tour. It is silent but it takes pictures automatically. Not a big fan of that i Would rather be able to take my own pictures, but great software if there were fixed it would be perfect.

Anonymous said...

Follow instructions 1, 2, and 3, an then assign Peek-A-Boo to camera button on the right side of your phone !!! GREAT !!! LOVE IT !!!

Anonymous said...

Is there any way to make this not take the four pictures automatically and actually let me aim?

Anonymous said...

this didn't work on my 8330. i got a message saying i would have to reset my phone in order for it to work - and i obviously didn't want to do that.

Anonymous said...

This is such a great app.
I really wish I could do some time-lapse photography on my BB 8330.
This app is the closest I have found.

Works a little flaky, sometimes no pics, sometimes 3, sometimes all 4.

Only thing better [for me] would to offer a small GUI to select how many pics and the interval in between.

Anonymous said...

I downloaded it but how do you install it?

Anonymous said...

installed on 8350i
took 4 pics but made the shutter sound each time.

Hated by Many. said...

Works GREAT on mt blackberry curve 8520!!!!!

Ken said...

WORKS FOR ME!

5 stars, excellent communication, prompt and fair shipping, would do business again

curve 8530 (cdma)

Anonymous said...

yaaaay :D it worrrkeedd on my blackberry 2010curve :DDDD

Anonymous said...

Great idea for an app, however, it is an utter failure at what it is supposed to do... just remove the shutter sound.

The fact that you press the button and it automatically takes not one, but multiple pictures makes it really obnoxious to use.

It is also really glitchy because of the automatic thing... and you have no time to actually position a picture.

This app would be great if it had an option to not automatically take a picture and not take 4 pictures in a row (which is a stupid idea to begin with).

Please fix it. For now, I'm uninstalling!

Anonymous said...

Worked on my storm with OS 5. Even with the autofocus camera. But I do agree it would be much better if there were options to turn off the automatic picture taking so you could just use it to silence the picture sounds..........

Anonymous said...

Does not work on Curve 8900

Sound still audible, only takes one photo at a time and the interface automatically selects "Make Wallpaper" or "Make Contact Photo".

Anonymous said...

My blackberry bold will not allow me to download due to our IT administrator not allowing it. Is there a way around it?

Wenz said...

Works on Bold 9780 OS 6.0 - thanks for making this! I believe in the US the shutter must be audible, but over here in The Netherlands, that's not the case, so I'm glad you made a work-around so I can sneak some pictures into my BB. ;)

Anonymous said...

Doesn't work on Bold 9780 (US). The shutter sound is simply less loud (and only takes one photo). Not useful.

Anonymous said...

Hi
Annoymous you are so annoying and a big mouth but you were asking good questions anyway I have bb 8900 and it only takes 1 pic

Bye-bye annoymous I love you what's your pin code

Anonymous said...

There's not much appreciation for a freebie.

Thank you for creating this app. I used it on my curve and now my storm 2. Thank you Thank you!

Excellent job!

Anonymous said...

This works pretty well! Using a BB 9700 OS 5.

The sound is still there, but pretty well muffled.

Would be nice as people mentioned if it didn't go automatically, but if you're quick to aim you'll get it.

What I would love to see improved is that by default the flash is on, and I turn it off before the photos start, but it seems like the camera never re-adjusts its light setting so the colours are off.

At any rate, a very usable app, cheers for the hard work!

Anonymous said...

Are there still plans to make this work for the 8330 cdma's or has that been abandoned?

Anonymous said...

* 9105 *

* The Sound does not mute, but is quieter.

* I wish that you had the option to make the multi shoot speed faster. I don't really like the wait time that is currently set.

But never the less BRILLIANT app, Thank you.

Amber said...

The sound's not even quieter on the Torch 9810. :(
Any hope for fixing this?

Sam said...

Hi BerryCoder,

I love this amazingly useful app!
I'd be interested in making a few changes if you were happy to make the source or jar file available? I'm thinking of allowing the user to choose a number of photos to take, keep the camera open after the photos are taken and change the icon to the os5 camera icon.

I'd obviously be happy to send you the adjusted version for you to host if you wished to host it on your site.

Look forward to your reply!

Anonymous said...

Silencer does not work on 9800 Torch, the camera 4 times shot does work though.... no option to turn it off.

Anonymous said...

I'm on Bold 9900 OS7, and the app works. The silencer doesn't work though, is there a way to set this up?

Anonymous said...

my current peek-a-boo app expired how and where do I download the latest version peek-a-boo

Anonymous said...

Expired

Anonymous said...

Expired. Pls help somebody!

Anonymous said...

Expired. D:

Anonymous said...

Expired. D:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't work it expired and download gives me the same response

Anonymous said...

Expired :(

Anonymous said...

any news/new version? or an idea for a good app to replace this one?

Anonymous said...

expired :(
any news?

gman said...

Does anyone have any info on this app?

Anonymous said...

Where is the non-expired version?

Please

Also, will it work on 7.1?

Anonymous said...

ugh! expired.

Anonymous said...

About expired issue;I try to turn back time to 2008/01/01. It does work again~

Subroto Budhi said...

i've been download and install it,
but i cannot set the "key"..
the input simulation menu on the option already "allow" but the timer menu is "deny" and cannot changed..

Anonymous said...

Just downloaded and installed direcly in BBB9780 version 1.0.0. But it said: "Software expired. Visit berrycoder.com for more info."

Anonymous said...

The expiration date was set to 12/31/2011. If you change the date back one year it gets around the expiration message.

Anonymous said...

I have the same message: "Software expired. Visit berrycoder.com for more info." how and where do you change the expiration date? lease help

Anonymous said...

I Hve the same message "Software expired. Visit berrycoder.com for more info." How/where do you change the expiration date? Please help.

Anonymous said...

Hi. The silencer doesn't work on BB Bold 9900. Is there a way to update the software to include this feature. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Expired

Anonymous said...

Just installed on Blackberry Bold 9790. It disabled the touch screen. The only way I could get the touch screen working again was to uninstall this app, switch off the device, remove the battery, then restart.

How dare you not test this on every make and model and spend all of your time supporting this free app. Hrrrumfff! (self righteous annoyed noise).