Although not needed as every smartphone is going to come with a stock camera app of its own, there are tons of different third-party camera applications available in the Play Store for users to choose from. Some of these add lots of options above and beyond what most stock camera apps include, while others keep things simple and light in an attempt to ensure a fast and stable user experience. Footej Camera is a new camera app that seems to have hit the Play Store recently that doesn’t necessarily overload you with camera options, but it does contain a handful of features that make it more robust than many stock camera apps out there, yet still keeps things clean with an attractive interface.
Starting things off with the UI, bits and pieces feel material design inspired, as there is a hamburger menu that, when tapped, reveals a series of buttons to help you move between different areas of the app. These aren’t really floating action buttons, but they do look similar, and functionally they allow you to switch back and forth between the camera for photo and the video camera for recording. There are also options to head to the built-in Footej gallery where all the photos are stored, and there’s a quick access button to the in-app shop where you can browse through some of the various premium features.
If your device supports the camera 2 API, then the camera 2 API can be utilized as standard, alongside other free features like burst mode, animated GIF support, slow motion video recording, and what is being touted as a bloat-free interface, keeping things nice and simple. You’ll also get free access to manual ISO, shutter speed changes, and more. For the premium features, you can take the standard burst mode and enhance it with burst interval below 500ms, and you’ll end up being able to take more than 20 shots in burst mode which is normally the maximum amount without the premium version of the app. Max video duration also gets bumped up to above 5 minutes, and you’ll be able to support higher quality JPEG files and high-resolution animated GIFs.