iPCamera lets you use your iOS device as a wireless network camera! You can use every web browser as live monitor!
With iPCamera you can use any iOS device as ip network camera. The app creates a web server which you can connect to with every web browser on a computer on the same local network as the iOS device. The network address which you enter in your web browser on your computer is displayed on the bottom of the screen. After you connected to the web server you see in your web browser a live view of the camera and a control interface to alter camera parameters, i.e. torch-control, resolution, frame-rate, quality, camera-selection, orientation, mirroring, etc.
iPCamera delivers market-leading ultra low-delay, super fluid and crystal clear video.
Possible applications of this app are surveillance applications or using your iOS device as a FPV device (first person view) for robots or rc cars.
You can protect the access to the app by http-authentication. The username and password for this can be set up in the app-preferences (in the settings-app).
-support of more resolutions including 1080p and 4K
-support of more frame rates including 50 and 60fps
Ratings and Reviews
Works but OBS lags
I got this as an experiment to see if I could wirelessly stream to OBS Studio for live streaming. It works but it’s incredibly slow. There is a minimum setting of 100ms of network caching allowable from within the VLC video source in OBS Studio. It’s nice resolution but the frame rate and delay is very high. I have a fast 5ghz WiFi network and plenty of bandwidth. I suspect it’s not this app but the other parts slowing it down...but if anyone wants to try this know that it will never be smooth in OBS.
Works right out of the box
So far so good! I’m impressed. I went to the link on my browser and the video stream showed up right away. Changing configuration is more reliable from the browser than from the phone. I was easily getting 30 FPS with pretty good quality images.
I’m giving 4 stars because the app froze when I tried changing the configuration from my phone rather than from the browser. Otherwise, works just as I need it to!
Last update broke app on older iPhone
This was a great app if you are security conscious and had some old phones around. Set 3 of these up in my house with my old iPhones that had limited battery. Worked flawless for several years...till the last update. Now, the app crashes immediately. Email to developer has gone unanswered, and 4 months later, no updates to correct the issue. Sad to not have remote visibility to my house but not in "cloud" and out of my control.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.