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iWebcamera

By MADE GmbH

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Description

Turn your iPhone into a real webcamera and use it to video chat with your family and friends.

"The app is flawless and really wowed us the first time we tried it out. The app works with pretty much any app you have on your computer. The app is definitely cool and has a big wow factor." - AppAdvice.com

With iWebcamera you can use your iPhone as webcamera in applications like Skype, Microsoft Live Messenger, Youtube and every other webcamera enabled application on your computer!

●● RELEASE PARTY : iWebcamera is currently on a 50%-OFF SALE to celebrate the release of this unique app! ●●

Features

● Turn your iPhone into a real wireless webcamera.
● Two quality options.
● iPhone 4 Retina Display Graphics
● iPhone 4 Front Camera Support
● Supports both landscape and portrait.
● Instant-Pause mode, stop streaming instantly and resume whenever you want without exiting your host application.
● Plug and Play ready, install the drivers and you are ready to go!
● Built-in manual. (Also available on the iWebcamera homepage)
● Beautiful Userinterface fully translated in English and German.
● Compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP and Apple OSX Lion, Snow Leopard and Leopard.

iWebcamera requires an iPhone with at least iPhone OS 4.0, a computer connected to the same network as the iPhone and the installation of the drivers.

Watch the iWebcamera trailer on the iWebcamera website: http://webcamapp.dw-c.de




Limitations (Apple OS X):
- Unfortunately Apple iChat and Apple Photobooth are not support due to restrictions in those apps. Every other app works fine (Skype, Yahoo, Chatroulette etc.)

What's New in Version 2.0

- iOS 4 Compatibility
- iPhone 4 Retina Display Graphics
- iPhone 4 Front Camera Support
- Landscape Support
- Added static and dynamic area display (crosshair).
- Added YouBlue Effect
- Network Broadcasting can be disabled
- Performance Improvements
- Usability Improvements
- Updated Manual
- Sharing Features

NOTE: This update requires iOS 4.0, do not update if your device is not running iOS 4.0. Please visit our blog for more information.

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Customer Reviews

Works well when it does

I bought this app because I'll be streaming a live Q&A session with a famous singer, and I wanted to use my iPhone as the camera - small, unobtrusive, easy to manage, etc.. I use Ustream so teh web cam had to be compatible with Ustream Producer.

I was pleasantly surprised when I open up Ustream and found the iWebcamera listed as an option for a source. The drivers were automatically recognized and everything worked perfectly. I can even use my iphone as the tethered internet connection and connect back to my Macbook Pro's self-hosted wi-fi. I might even be able to do it all from one broadcasted iPhone wi-fi network, although I haven't tried that yet.

The one thing that is annoying is that it's not compatible with a lot of pieces of software. Skype, iChat, Facetime (well I've only had it not work in Skype - haven't tried the others) don't deem to work. The site says it's because of some kind of QuicktimeX drivers that it's not compatible with, but who knows. The big thing is that it's hit-or-miss as to which applications you'll be able to use. Ustream = yes, Skype = no. Maybe this will change, but if your app is compatible, then it's a good solution.

Oh and the camera does not send an HD stream back to your computer. It may display it on the retina display, but I'd guess its 320x240 or something similar. It's not bad, it just looks like a webcam so don't plan on making any home movies.

320x240 Res, 4:3 Ratio, 15 FPS

I bought this app with high hopes. It certainly works and I don't regret buying it for one second. However it does have some downsides. And I personally think this app could have a much better description. I bought it to try and use my iPhone 5 camera with Wirecast; a multi camera video broadcast/streaming program. iWebcamera has not updated their camera resolution to match that of iPhone 5 and up hardware. The camera currently connects at 4:3... Not 16:9. The resolution is 320x240. Which is QVGA quality. Folks reading this review I hope you understand how small 320x240 is... I believe it's less than half a megapixel. This app beautifully takes your 2010+ hardware back to the year 2003. This needs an overhaul badly. Also it's streaming over wifi is slightly delayed, which is expected and understandable... And is around 15fps. I would gladly pay $30-40 for this app if it was 16:9 ratio and provided higher resolutions such as 640×360, 854×480, 960×540, 1024×576, or 1280×720, etc. Oh and please add focus and exposure lock controls. And possibly automatic and manual white balance settings. 640x360 minimum resolution highly desired. I'm giving this 4 stars for now till I have time to use it more. I think the developer is on to something good.

Clarity is Important! 

This app would be much improved by a better, more clear description. It is a camera replacement for those that don't have one. It is NOT a way to tether your iPhone to you PC as a remote Skype device. That said, it is quite good.

However, one could purchase this app thinking it was just that; an App that would allow you to walk away from your Skype PC and still have a conversation. Those who did would be sadly mistaken. This is a camera. Nothing more. It works well although it's a little slow. I would like to see the addition of audio drivers so I could also take my conversation out of the room, improved performance, and in time, the ability to see the other party on my device when in a Skype session. I'm far more interested in any app that gets me closer to Skype video conferencing on my iPhone. Even if it requires me to use my PC.

Make your description more clear! This is still a very powerful app. Just not for the purpose you seem to be pitching it for.

With this app, you CAN walk anywhere in range of your WIFI and capture video to your PC from your iPhone camera(s) which is pretty cool. 

iWebcamera
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: Sep 10, 2010
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 0.9 MB
  • Languages: English, German
  • Seller: MADE GmbH

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).

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