Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Monday, September 17, 2012

We are currently waiting for the 2.2 version to be approved by Apple. It has iOS6 support along with fullscreen support for iPhone 5 devices.
We've also added:
  • return of the 9 camera option for thumbnail grid size (was removed)
  • return of list view mode (was removed)
  • return of single tap toggle for portrait/docking mode toolbar visibility
  • movable ptz control buttons (so that video is not obscured as much)
  • more tutorials on the blog (such as using app settings to launch the app with specific categories of public or private cameras)
  • other minor changes to drivers and UI related to 2.0 feedback
  • faster and completely stable video recording
  • ability to activate list mode automatically on cell networks and thumbnail mode automatically on wifi
  • improved application settings screens and options, much easier to understand and better looking!
  • ability to operate external devices like fans, heaters and lights on your Axis cameras
  • H.264 support for Foscam 9820 and compatible devices (using stream 2, you may need to play with bit rates and frame rates to obtain a stable image)
  • eliminated memory leaks from background audio mode, should result in fewer crashes during overnight runs
  • new camera profiles for Trendnet 672 and 651 models
  • audio (listen only) added for DBPower, Maygion 2, ArmorView, Sharx, Astak and Digital777 profiles
  • new SA Tech camera profile with PTZ and presets (no audio or streaming video yet)
  • added REBOOT advanced camera option to Foscam profiles and some Trendnet profiles
  • renamed X10 Profile to Airsight Profile 1
  • removed the GPS Features app setting and now activate the GPS only when the map or "Nearby Cameras" functions are used. GPS is shut off as soon as a location is acquired. Saves your battery!
  • updated Trendnet profiles so that on-camera settings does not require a SAVE button for each panel
  • new SCAN NETWORK feature to automatically discover the IP and port for devices on the local network. It even attempts to suggest the appropriate camera profiles! Tested on various Axis, Foscam, D-Link, Cisco, Trendnet, Toshiba, Vivotek and more. The app uses network broadcasts to discover hardware and only certain protocols are supported. We will continue to add more protocols and more devices to this.
iOS6 has numerous FUNDAMENTAL changes in app behaviour. Apple only gave us 7 days ahead of the iOS6 date to obtain the official compiler tools and simulators to build with. If you are planning to upgrade your iOS devices to iOS6 you should wait for Live Cams Pro 2.2
Running Live Cams Pro v2.1 on iOS6 will result in numerous issues and broken features (maps crash, screens will not rotate to landscape, video recording crashes the app, and many thumbnails or video streams will not load.
We have submitted our code to reflect these changes in iOS behaviour but it may take Apple a while to review the submission. It is currently Monday Sept 17th and iOS6 is due out this Friday!
As for iPhone 5 we've been able to test our application in the simulator on an iMac. It appears to be ok and supports the full screen dimensions of the new device (LCP v2.2 and iOS6 on iPhone 5).
Unfortunately, like everyone else, we will have to wait for a phone to be shipped before we know for sure if the app will behave properly on a real device. Ours is due to arrive on Friday Sept 28th if the pre-order details were accurate.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Live Cams Pro 2.0 is Now Available!!

Live Cams Pro 2.0 is now available to be purchased on iTunes or for those who have already purchased Live Cams Pro,  a free update is available.

Version 2.0 is a MASSIVE update with many improvements.

UPGRADE ALERT - Devices with iOS 4.X will not work with this release. We have a patch (LCP 2.1) that has been submitted. Please wait to upgrade if you are not using 5.0 or newer. The app works fine on 5.x and 6.x devices.

✓ Includes video recording straight to your Photos app.
✓ New world map view for finding public cameras with ease.
✓ All new GUI interface with easier screen flow and quick access to commonly used features.
✓ Application settings now allows app startup with ANY public or private camera category (i.e., launch with your own private cameras or always start with the animal cams!).
✓ New PTZ button look and feel, complete GUI redesign.
✓ Invert pan, tilt or zoom controls for any private camera.
✓ Initial RTSP support for some camera drivers and includes a generic driver for specifying RTSP via URL. We will be enhancing this support in the future.
✓ Driver updates with more audio support, more PTZ and more advanced features!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Live Cams Pro v2.0 Coming Soon ...

We have been indicating Live Cams Pro v1.94 would be the next version released but this is no longer the case.  There has been significant changes to Live Cams Pro that we decided that it was worthy of an increment of the major release version so we named this upcoming release Live Cams Pro v2.0.  This new release has the same underlying functionality with some enhancements such as video recording, preliminary RTSP support and a significant change was made to include an improved easy to use user interface.

Future blog posts will have more information on the timing of the Live Cams Pro v2.0 release.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Blackberry Playbook

As a result of our porting efforts to the Android platform we will also be able to offer a release for the Blackberry Playbook. Porting continues for both platforms and we hope to have something available in the next few weeks.