iPCamera - High-End Network Camera
By Dominik Seibold
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iPCamera lets you use your iOS device as a wireless network camera! You can use every web browser as live monitor!
With iPCamera you can use any iOS device as ip network camera. The app creates a web server which you can connect to with every web browser on a computer on the same local network as the iOS device. The network address which you enter in your web browser on your computer is displayed on the bottom of the screen. After you connected to the web server you see in your web browser a live view of the camera and a control interface to alter camera parameters, i.e. torch-control, resolution, frame-rate, quality, camera-selection, orientation, mirroring, etc.
iPCamera delivers market-leading ultra low-delay, super fluid and crystal clear video.
Possible applications of this app are surveillance applications or using your iOS device as a FPV device (first person view) for robots or rc cars.
You can protect the access to the app by http-authentication. The username and password for this can be set up in the app-preferences (in the settings-app).
What's New in Version 1.3
-Orientation-data in the http-headers for VR-applications
-Bugfix: Access to /photo works now properly
-Compatibility to iOS 6
No nonsense, delivers as promised
This app is straight forward and has one purpose, turn the phone into an IP camera. No proprietary client software, no custom networking necessary, just open the app and go. I was going to spend anywhere from $100-$150 for an HD Dlink or Foscam camera. This app for 99 cents does everything I need on an iPhone 4 that would gather dust otherwise. HD streams are a bit choppy (probably the iphone hardware causing that), but 640x480 smooth and crisp. I can also confirm that it works with Synology Surveillance station (use "/live" as the source path on setup). Wonderful app, very happy with intuitiveness and ease of use.
Needs Update but Works - Max 1280 x 720
The app works as advertised, was very easy to setup and get streaming to a web browser on the local network. The app needs to be updated as it displays the message "this app will slow down your phone". Also, the max resolution is 1280x720 which is disappointing, I was hoping for at least 1920 x 1080 (which I know is possible with a streaming camera app on iOS).
Just About Perfect
Highly configurable, extremely functional. Just Works, and does so with very little overhead or fuss.
Only improvements I would recommend would be manual focus and exposure controls through the browser interface (beyond just locking them, which is also nice).
Keep up the good work!
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- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Jul 24, 2014
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 0.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Dominik Seibold
- © 2012 Dominik Seibold
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.