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Mini WebCam for iOS

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Key Details of Mini WebCam

  • The application that turns your iPhone into a real webcam! No further software or hardware required. Just push the 'Start button and the...
  • Last updated on 2/22/2016
  • There have been 8 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Webcams are nothing new, but we were intrigued by the idea of one that delivers live video from our iPhone directly to the Web. Unfortunately, a poorly designed interface prevented us from fully experiencing Mini Webcam's potential.

Mini Webcam opened with a fairly straightforward display, at least at first glance. Your Webcam's name appears at the top and you have the option of changing it. In our case, it pulled our iPhone's name (which was our own) and displayed it. Swiping your finger pulls up the rest of the app's settings, which include adjusting the app's video quality; a slider bar lets you adjust from low to high quality, though the app warns you that the higher you go, the slower the capture. From there, Mini Webcam also lets you adjust the Update Frequency, Port, and Flash. After making our adjustments, we wanted to move on to test the Webcam, itself, but we couldn't get the QWERTY keyboard to disappear and it took up half the screen. What's more, even if we could get the keyboard to go away, there was no way to navigate back to the app's main page, which is where you start the Webcam. We had seen it when we first started the app, but could not figure out a way to get back to it from our current screen. Closing out of the app and getting back in just took us back to the screen we were on; we had to uninstall and reinstall to get back to the main page, but encountered the same issue when we updated the Webcam settings.

There are many great uses for Webcams, including, as the publisher points out, using it as a baby monitor. However, if you're looking for an easy way to watch live video, we do not recommend Mini Webcam.

What's new in version 1.0.2

- Bugfix for iOS 4.2.1 - Selectable port for browser view - Flashlight support - Saving of preferences - Battery runtime for slow modes optimized

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Full Specifications

March 5, 2011
Latest update
February 22, 2016
Operating System
iOS 12.1.2
Additional Requirements
Compatible with iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4. iTunes account required.
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

The application that turns your iPhone into a real webcam! No further software or hardware required. Just push the 'Start button and the...
The application that turns your iPhone into a real webcam! No further software or hardware required. Just push the 'Start button and the transmission of your live video stream is being sent. Use your iPhone as a camera based baby monitor or transform your iPhone quickly into a video camera to monitor your Sunday roast. To view your live video you simply need a browser or another 'Mini WebCam'. Access via browser: Just enter the displayed URL in the address line of your web browser (for example No need for any further plug-ins or other requirements. Access via iPhone: Simply choose your webcam through the list of Available Cams by click! Features: - Streaming of videos to the WLAN - Integrated WebServer - Supported browsers: Safari and Firefox (Safari recommended) - Free choice of name for webcam - Free selectable port for the browser view - Supports as many 'Mini WebCams as you choose and these will be diplayed clearly in form of a list. - Access for several clients to one 'Mini WebCam' is possible - Use the flashlight in dark environment - Choice of three quality levels (low, normal, high) - Choice of three different speed levels, from real time to single frames - Status of charging display - Bonjour More features coming soon! In the next version: - Picture rotation in the browser selectable - Support for IE - General bugfixing We thank all users for their numerous feedback!