The Free Candle App

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  1. adidas715

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    I downloaded the app Free Candle by Poets Mobile and I got a message I have never seen before. If you turn off the screen while the app is running and then turn the iPad back on you get a red message bar across the top that says "Candle (Recording)." Is it possible this app is secretly recording video of me? I took a screenshot, but I can't get the image to load in the forum.
     
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    it's the same with skype, ym and facetime with me...
     
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    Encountered here also with skype
     
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    I'm not taking any chances until I can find out. I covered up the camera haha!
     
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    Hi there,
    My name is Mike Bundlie, founder of Poets Mobile. I was notified about this post and feel that it's important to address personally. I can guarantee that the candle app never has and never would record anything. The candle does remain running in the background when you hit the device power button so that you can go straight back to it when you come back on. If this feature is not desired, we can revise it for the next update. Privacy is very important to us which is why none of our apps send reports back or use any of the other tracking methods out there. We created this app because I thought it would be a useful and fun way to sit in candle light. When Steve Jobs passed away, we were all heart broken, being Mac Users for most of our lives. We dedicated this candle app to him in loving memory and have been enormously touched by the response it has gotten around the world. We make no money off the app and will never make this a paid nor advertising app. It is a tribute and one that I hope people use and enjoy for a long time. If you have any questions or if I can provide further answers, please don't hesitate to email me through this forum. I will check back for responses and will do my best to respond.
     
  6. richsadams

    richsadams iPad Super Guru

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    Thanks very much for that Mike, truly appreciated. Thank you also for the touching gesture, it was amazing to see video of your app being used all over the world.

    Best wishes, thank you again and feel free to join us anytime.

    The Free Candle App can be found here:

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/free-candle/id434064534?mt=8
     
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    Mike, thanks for the nice app. Question: Is it possible to remove that small, black, comma-like mark under the candlewick?
     
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    Hey guys,
    We have a new version coming out that incorporates accelerometer sensitivity, landscape mode and has the navigation fade out. we'll get rid of the black glitch that appears in the flame as well. Appreciate the support. - Mike
     
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    Nice Mike...thanks and keep up the great work!
     
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    Wow, for a moment I feel scared
     
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    Thanks for the update, Mike.
     
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    Thank for your sharing.
     
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    Cool info. Its a really nice app so glad there's nothing mysterious going on

    Cheers

    Jez
     
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    That's really very touching! I'll have to check it out.

    Never, never, never give up -- Winston Churchill
     
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    I downloaded this free app today. I saw the candle app is recording notice on the screen. I kind of freaked, I have iPad 1 so I know I wasn't me it was recording, but thought it was internal. I came here to do a search and up popped this thread,iPF you rock, instant info I needed.

    ☮ ♥ 
     
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