API to Access Front Camera

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by BigOrangeSU, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. BigOrangeSU macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2008
    Is there going to be an API to access the front camera for the iphone 4? Will 3rd party applications be able to utilize the front facing camera for photos or other features?
  2. xStep macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    The people who can likely answer this are likely under NDA.

    In the developer keynote, there was a slide that said developers now have access to the camera data. I wouldn't expect Apple to block access to one of the cameras.
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    If you read what people who have played with the device say then no API is needed: you display the standard image picker and there is a UI for the user to choose which camera they are using. So all apps get this for free. I imagine that there will be a way to tell the picker which camera you want to be using when it first displays...
  4. BigOrangeSU thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2008
    so we should see 3rd party apps that can video chat?
  5. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    It's hard to say at this stage, I would suspect it'll be available, as for Video chat applications? I think that's perhaps less likely.
  6. christall109 macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    Anymore info on this? Like for video chatting.

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