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iSpyCams

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Released Sep 18, 2009

Updated Jul 03, 2010

Version: 1.4.1

$0.99

iSpyCams: Webcams from all around the world and at home

Posted in Entertainment on 18 Sep 2009


Reviewed by
Den
User’s rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (42 votes, average: 3.81 out of 5)
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Editor’s rating:

Old saying says, that people can look for a very long time at 3 things — fire, water stream and how other people are working. iSpyCams provides all 3 things in one nicely packaged app. There are many cameras in the iSpyCams public cameras list with views of volcanos, beaches  downtown locations in major megapolises and many other places in the world.  iSpyCams is not the first webcam/ip cameras viewer in AppStore, but it is one of the most polished. In addition to constantly growing list of public cameras in iSpyCams it also has very simple and effective way to setup your home surveillance system with IP cameras or cheap USB webcams.  UI will show these cameras through professional multi-camera view and advanced functions like motion detection and PTZ control.

Application starts at “Most popular cameras” screen, with scrollable list of cameras and options to switch sorting to Countries and Categories lists.

iSpyCams: Webcams from all around the world and at home

Large thumbnails in this list give preview of what camera is going to show.

Each camera can be clicked on thumbnail to see the actual video:

iSpyCams: Webcams from all around the world and at home

At camera view users can also access video information page, so called Camcard, as well as camera rating dialog where they can rate this camera.

Categories view helps to navigate the wast camera list.

iSpyCams: Webcams from all around the world and at home

Home video surveillance system setup is quite simple and self explanatory.

When setup is done all custom cameras can be seen at My cameras list which contains clickable camera thumbnails.

iSpyCams: Webcams from all around the world and at home

From there user can access standalone cameras as well as setup multi-camera view  If your camera is equipped with PTZ, that it can be operated from iSpyCams with nice touch interface.

iSpyCams: Webcams from all around the world and at home

Summary:

iSpyCams pros:

  • Large and constantly growing list of public webcams
  • Support for variety of camera types
  • Camera rating mechanism
  • Nice and snappy interface
  • Different sorting types (by Popularity, by Category and by Country)
  •  Easy setup for home surveillance system
  •  Multi-camera view for private cams
  •  PTZ control

Cons:

  • Subjective: color pallet in the application is horrible
  • There is no “Record video” option, it can be useful on numerous occasions.
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