The mobile phone market has seen tremendous growth in the last few years. Today’s cell phone is no less than a laptop, with all the most important features integrated in it. You name a function that you’d miss if your laptop’s not around, and cell phone manufacturers address the issue almost immediately.
Today, let us learn how we can turn your normal, ordinary cell phone into a webcam, using which you can have live video chat with any of your friends who are online. You can build your own cell phone webcam right in your house, at no extra cost, as the software that is necessary to transform your cell phone to a mobile webcam is absolutely free, in fact it’s open sourced, so you can get the source code as well.
I am talking about SmartCam, an open source software which can be downloaded from Sourceforge, will turn your Symbian-based cell phone into a webcam, which can be hooked up to your PC or laptop and you can have do live video chat with your freinds and family.
The software works on Symbian phones and the operating system on the PC or laptop must be either Vista or Windows XP. Another catch is, your cell phone mush have blue tooth and your laptop should be bluetooth enabled, as the synchronization is available only through bluetooth as of now. May be in the later versions we can expect some wired support.
So if you are travelling, you can use your laptop and blue tooth enabled cell phone and start video chat the moment you are hooked on to internet !!