By Daniel de Haas
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DuiCam is a simple video recorder app for mobiles phones that:
- Keeps only the last 3 clips of a given length (e.g., 10 minutes) to avoid filling up disk space.
- Has a simple interface for viewing screenshots, panning/zooming, saving, and sharing.
Our goal is to empower people who report drunk drivers ("Dui" -- Driving under the influence, of alcohol or other substances). A user may place the phone in a dashboard mount and press record to capture activity happening in front of the car. Upon witnessing a vehicle possibly with a drunk driver, the user can stop recording, scroll back to a scene showing the vehicle, pan/zoom to get a good view of the vehicle make/model and hopefully license plate, save the screenshot or video, and share them via email or MMS, and then call authorities to report.
The key feature distinguishing DuiCam from the normal video recorder is that DuiCam only saves the last X minutes, where X is configurable by the user, e.g., 30 minutes, reducing the chance of the app filling the phone's storage.
If you agree with the goal and would like to help sponsor development of an iPhone version and/or of additional features, email Prof. Frank Vahid at firstname.lastname@example.org. For suggestions/improvements, email email@example.com
DuiCam -- www.duicam.org -- Developed by the Embedded Systems Lab at the University of California, Riverside: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programmer: Daniel de Haas, email@example.com
Advisor: Prof. Frank Vahid, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.cs.ucr.edu/~vahid
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1136146. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Starts right up. Easy to save still images. Also let's you save videos (otherwise only keeps three few minute recent vids). When emailing, lets you cut video to allowable size (uses same cut window as built-in iphone cam app). Integration with mapping would be nice, could help locate events (eg guy cut me off at main and 1st, help me find that vid). Worked ok on my iOS 4 but a couple issues, maybe not issues on later iOS versions so I didn't mark down.
Works fine, portrait
Does exactly what the description says. But, it's portrait-oriented, as in the screenshots. I would like the video controls and on-screen prompts to rotate when using it in landscape mode.
Super easy, useful as dash cam
Started right up, very intuitive. I use as dash cam in case I witness an accident (or am in one). Easy to zoom into snapshot. Easy to send clips or snapshots. Would love if speed was shown.
- Category: Utilities
- Released: Dec 18, 2012
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 0.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Daniel de Haas
- © 2012 Daniel de Haas
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.