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* spydroid-ipcamera

market download Spydroid is a free and open source app. that streams the camera and microphone of your phone to your browser or to VLC ! Windows, Mac and Linux are supported.
It's also an awesome app for pulling off pranks: you can remotly trigger funny sounds on your phone or toggle its flash.

Get the PRO version to get rid of the ads:

If you're still not convinced here is a feature list that sums up pretty well what spydroid is capable of:
- The stream can be directly read by VLC which is great because VLC is a very powerful tool, for example you can really easily record the stream in a file. See the FAQ to find out how.
- You can enable/disable sound or video streaming
- The resolution, the bitrate and the framerate of the stream can be configured remotly... Two video encoders are available for the video streaming: H.263 and H.264. For sound streaming AMR and AAC are available.
- The flash can be controlled remotly !
- You can choose between the back facing camera and the front facing camera (if your phone has one)
- Funny sounds can be played on the phone from the HTTP interface ! Awesome isn't it ? :p
- Streams can be multicasted (ie. they can be played back on several computers at once if your network allows it. See explanations in the FAQ)
- You can like the facebook page, and yes this is a feature !

If you have questions, check out this FAQ:

If you enjoyed Spydroid, or its source code (that I've tried to make as clear as possible), please rate the app on Google Play, I would reallllly realllly appreciate :) And if you go and like the facebook page (, you will be rewarded with all my gratitude :p

Recent changes:
Follow the project on googlecode to know what changed exactly !

New in v8.0
- Button to make the phone vibrate remotely
- Battery level of the phone indicated
- Added basic RTCP support for lip sync

Content rating: Everyone

Author: FyHertz
Version: 8.0.2
Market link: net.majorkernelpanic.spydroid
Web site:

Source code:
Code license:
Market downloads: 10,000-50,000
Market rating: 3.8 / 5.0
Category: Top:/Applications/Media & Video

Added: 2012-12-09
Updated: 2013-05-11
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