Webcam is one of the best inventions which have bettered the online communication process. When you chat online with dear ones, you can’t do without a webcam because it helps us see each other. I have always loved it because I’ve not been lucky enough to stay with my family since I joined college. I know many of you are like me. Skype is our virtual home and the webcam is the door to the home. Imagine you are online, chatting with your old friend. And your friend wants you to video chat. One quick glance at your webcam tells you that your pet has taken the liberty of using it as a teether. Does it spell disaster? Definitely not, if you have an Android device. You can easily use your Android device as a webcam at such times. With an Android device, you can make the best of both worlds. I was in such a situation and wandered around the Android App Store in search of an app that would help me out. Alas! The search ended soon and I found two helpful apps. I’ll explain both and you can use what you find to be comfortable.
These are the common requirements for both apps.
App 1: IP Webcam
As it doesn’t render good quality audio, you will have to use your headset for uninterrupted audio. Using it as a webcam will drain the battery charge. Therefore, plug in the device while using it as a webcam.
App 2: DroidCam
You can now start using your Android device as a webcam. It works for you? Good! But don’t be overwhelmed at this new use of your Android phone and ditch your webcam if it is in good shape. You will need it in the future when you want to have a perfect video quality without any interruptions. This is just a makeshift use of your Android device, it can’t surpass a proper webcam. Find something that can work as a latch to hold your device in the landscape position. Otherwise, you will have to hold the device throughout the chat session. Finding a good latch was more challenging than setting it up as a webcam, so my device kept on sliding and tilting as it didn’t get a good latch to sit on. It’s good for informal conversations with friends and family. However, don’t try to settle down with this if you are attending a virtual business meeting with your client or a higher official.