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Stefan

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Responses to App Store Reviews & Criticisms
« on: October 17, 2009, 05:37:50 PM »
Since Apple doesn't really provide an easy way for us to respond to App Store reviews I figured we might as well address some of the more popular topics here instead. :)

TOPIC #1 : Are the cameras live or is the video pre-recorded?

As we state in the app's description, they are indeed LIVE, and you are ACTUALLY CONTROLLING THEM. Most of the controllable cameras linked to by iSpy are made by Canon: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ProductCatIndexAct&fcategoryid=108

Here is a list (from Canon's webpage) of a number of their controllable cameras located throughout the world: http://www.usa.canon.com/app/html/X-Zone/xzone/webcams.html

Those are the same webcams that are linked to by iSpy, http://www.opentopia.com/, http://webcams.gajda.cz/, and a number of other websites.

Streaming pre-recorded video that looked like you were controlling a camera would be such a complex, expensive undertaking that I don't even know why people automatically think that it's the most obvious explanation for how iSpy works.  ;)

TOPIC #2 : There aren't that many cameras in my neighborhood / city / state / country!

We never claimed that iSpy Cameras linked to cameras in own your back yard, so I really don't know why people expect it to. The world is a big place, and we're adding cameras every week. If you would like us to add cameras from specific places around the globe, let us know (or send us a link) and we'll add them in the next update if they're both compatible and interesting. :)
« Last Edit: December 02, 2009, 02:21:08 PM by Stefan »

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Re: Response to App Store Reviews & Criticisms
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 05:43:01 PM »
There have also been a few reviews that claim that the video is pre-recorded because the poster for "crash" in Times Square is from the 2004 film, but in fact it is for the current cable television series: http://www.starz.com/originals/CRASH/Pages/title.aspx?src=mktg&med=referral&cmp=crash

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Re: Response to App Store Reviews & Criticisms
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 08:00:59 AM »
any chance of any cameras from bradford west yorkshire in the united kingdom being added? be much appreciated

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Re: Response to App Store Reviews & Criticisms
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 01:34:53 AM »
Yes it is live because if your in UK and you go to stockport on the camara then control it and point it at the clock. it's the right time. Also some off the camaras have dates in the top left coner and that's right too. If you go to some uni's the people write the date and that's the right date too! :)


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Re: Response to App Store Reviews & Criticisms
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 02:18:52 PM »
TOPIC #3 : iSpy Cameras is basically a copy of "Live Cams"

http://skjm.com/blog/?p=340