Archive for September, 2010

iCam 2.0 Released

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

We are happy to announce the release of iCam 2.0 onto the App Store.

iCam 2.0 includes the following features and improvements:

  • Native interface support for the iPad.
  • Connect to up to 12 (iPhone) or 16 (iPad) webcams at a time.
  • Displays the iCamSource description in the thumbnail view.
  • Support for both landscape orientations.
  • Universal binary to run on iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads.

We suggest that all iCam users update their iCamSource(s) to version 2.1 or later. The new version of the iCamSource includes:

  • The ability to connect to multiple (up to 16) webcams or IP cameras from a single instance of the iCamSource. (No more making copies of the application or writing batch files if you have more than one camera.)
  • The ability to adjust the compression of the video stream to favor better-quality video or a higher frame-rate.
  • The ability to reduce the frequency that the motion detection processing is performed or even completely disable it to reduce the overall CPU usage on older hardware.
  • The ability to schedule when the recording of motion events and the sending of push notifications are enabled.
  • Router auto-configuration that allows most UPnP or NAT-PMP enabled routers to automatically forward the necessary ports when needed.
  • Support for the higher-resolution images used by iCam 2.0 on the iPad.

iCam 2.0 should be available on the App Store today! :)

iChatr Update Rejected

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

We had submitted an update to iChatr early last month to try and address the issue that had caused it to be removed from the App Store shortly after its release. The update was rejected earlier this week, and Apple’s newly-published App Store Review Guidelines seem to contain the reason why:

Apps that contain user generated content that is frequently pornographic (ex “Chat Roulette” apps) will be rejected.

Since iChatr cannot exist in its current state on the App Store we are going to be taking the servers offline while we try to determine possible ways to repurpose its technology.

UPDATE : We have brought the servers back online for the time being to conduct a more thorough test of the technology.

iCam 2.0 Has Been Submitted to Apple for Review

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

What’s new in iCam 2.0:

- Native interface support for the iPad.
- Connect to up to 12 (iPhone) or 16 (iPad) webcams at a time.
- Displays the iCamSource description in the thumbnail view.
- Support for both landscape orientations.
- Universal binary to run on iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads.

Hopefully iCam 2.0 will be available in the App Store within the next week or two.