If you own two or more iOS device, the idea of turning them to a surveillance system have stumbled upon your mind. Well, in case you don’t know yet, AirBeam app let you do just that. I own an iPhone 4 and the recent generation iPod Touch and with this app, I can turn my iPod touch as a remote camera and watch what it sees on my iPhone. Video resolution is up to 640 x 480 at 30fps only, but the good thing is you can install AirBeam on more than two device, and use them as a remote camera simultaneously.
So why pay $3.99 for a feature that you can achieve using free apps like Yahoo Messenger, or Skype? The thing is, unlike those free apps, AirBeam is zero configuration, meaning you don’t need to login to a specific service as this app automatically detects other AirBeam cameras on the same network, no internet connection required. Other nice feature is the ability to instantly record the video, portrait/landscape mode, and since the app is universal, you can buy it once and use it on any iOS device except the Apple TV.
AirBeam looks like a fun app, I can use it to watch over my new born baby when I’m at the kitchen, but as I earlier said unless logging in to Yahoo Messenger or Skype is quite a chore or you’re having trouble with your internet connection, those free apps are more than enough. The only feature I wish it have is Mac compatibility, I mean I wish It have a desktop version, that will allow me to make my Mac as a receiver, or use its built-in camera as a remote cam.
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