What happens when you find a really cool cloud powered camera that doesn't have an app for the coolest mobile platform? You make the app yourself! Then expand it to work on your tablet OS of choice, Windows 8.1. While we all still wait for Dropcam to build an official Dropcam app, a few months back I built one for my wife and her WP7 device so she could keep an eye on our little boy when she was at work (night shift), later I updated it to Windows Phone 8, added a whole bunch of features, then made it work on both WP7 & WP8 devices, and later, here on Windows 8.1. What it does: • Works on Windows 8.1 • Displays cameras that you own or are subscribed to (either public or shared) • Shows new image from selected camera every 2.5 seconds • Pin a camera to a Live Tile What it doesn't do: • Live or historical video (I'm still trying to find a way to support RTMPE) • Audio • Listing or selecting of Motion Events • (These features *may* come in future) Despite these minor limitations, what remains is something I use frequently, and that many beta testers were eager to use as well, so if you are a Dropcam user, this app is for you!
- Live Tiles
- Camera viewing