iSpy allows you to view and control real-time public video cameras from around the world with your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android, or Windows device over WiFi and EDGE/3G/4G/LTE.
- Swipe back and forth (or use the right and left keyboard arrow keys on a Windows device) to switch between pages of camera thumbnails that are updating in real-time.
- Tap (or click on a Windows device) a thumbnail to zoom in. Double-tap (or press Back on an Android device or double-click on a Windows device) to zoom out.
- If the camera supports it, tap (or click) the Control button to control it. (You may have to wait in line for your turn.)
- Swipe (or click & drag) to move the camera, pinch (or use the up and down keyboard arrow keys or mouse scroll wheel) to zoom in and out. (Zoom may not be supported by some cameras.)
- Choose from a number of camera presets, if avaialble.
- Save cameras as your favorites.
- Rate cameras.
Choose from the following camera lists (by pressing Menu on an Android device or opening the bottom app bar menu on a Windows device by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, right-clicking the mouse, or pressing Windows+Z):
- Random - Displays a random selection of cameras.
- Top Rated - Displays the cameras sorted by average rating.
- Most Recent - Displays the cameras sorted by the date and time they were added.
- Favorites - Displays your favorite cameras.
You can also search through the database of cameras by Category
, or whether or not they support Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ
) remote control.
If a camera supports user control, the Control button will appear. Tap (or click) it to request control of the camera. If the button turns red, you will need to wait the time displayed before you will gain control. If the button turns green, then you currently have control for at least the time displayed.
- Tap (or click) to request control of the camera.
- You are currently waiting for control.
- You will be granted control when the time runs out.
- You have control at least until the time runs out.
- You currently have control of the camera.
If a camera is "queue-less" then every user who connects to it has control of it at the same time. When this is the case, you will only see the green Control button. This can be either somewhat confusing or entertaining, depending on how you look at it.
If the camera supports it, a Presets button will appear that will allow you to view a list of the camera's position "presets of interest" that you can choose from by tapping (or clicking) them.
- Show / hide the list of camera position presets.
Once your time controlling runs out, the button will either stay green or turn black. If it stays green, that means that you will still have control until another user requests it. If it turns black that means that another user was waiting for your time to be up and now they have control. Tap (or click) the black Control button again to get back in line.
Favorites - Save to Camera Roll / Pictures / Gallery / Pictures Library - Sharing - Ratings
When zoomed in on a camera, tap (or click) the Favorite button to toggle whether or not that camera is saved to your list of favorites.
- Camera is a favorite.
- Camera is not a favorite.
Tap (or click) the "film roll" button to save a snapshot of the current camera image to your iOS device's Photos Camera Roll, Android device's Pictures / Gallery, or Windows device's Pictures Library.
- Save a snapshot to your Camera Roll / Pictures / Gallery / Pictures Library.
Tap the Social Network Sharing buttons to share a snapshot of the current camera image to Facebook or Twitter. (Social Network Sharing is currently only available on iOS 6 and later.)
- Share a snapshot to Facebook.
- Share a snapshot to Twitter.
You may also click the Rate button to rate the camera on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the worst, and 5 being the best.
- Rate a camera on a scale of 1 (worst) to 5 (best).
NOOK Menu & Back Buttons
The NOOK Menu
button is indicated below. The Back
button is the curved white arrow located to the left of the Menu
Having Problems Saving Snapshots with iOS 6?
iOS 6 introduced an additional privacy setting that limits applications from accessing your Photos without your permission.
If you want to save snapshots to your Photos Camera Roll, you will need to give iSpy permission to do so in your iOS device's Settings > Privacy > Photos
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