Front-Facing Camera Apps List

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  1. joeshell383 macrumors 6502a

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    What current or new apps would you like to see use the front camera?

    My list (current):

    Camera
    Facebook
    AIM
    Skype
    Fring
    Ustream
    Knocking Live Video
    CAMERA-B
    Yahoo! Messenger

    My list (new):

    Tokbox
    Chatroulette
     
  2. iGuardian macrumors 6502a

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    I think Apple will provide their own app too, most likely.

    iChat, anyone?

    EDIT: MSN would be nice too. Not getting my hopes up for that though.
     
  3. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    Obviously any app that can take or use a photo or video should be updated to be able use the front camera.
     
  4. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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  5. AbSoluTc macrumors 601

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    Yeah, Skype is pretty much a joke now. Glad I never really got behind it. A good product that was rendered useless because it was rarely updated.
     
  6. joeshell383 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  7. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    for me Skype, iChat is all I really wish for.

    I do hope that when any app requests to use the camera, that a slider will be at the bottom left like the slider on the right for photo or camera, the new slider will be for front or back.

    Apple will have to redo the camera ui entirely, with 2 cameras, flash, & zoom... It will need an overhaul.
     
  8. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    facebook? if the web based version doesn't support webcams your not gonna see the iPhone app utilising the camera so I wouldn't hold any hope for it
     
  9. Derkatwork macrumors 6502

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    Is that something you want? I'm fairly sure I wouldn't download that app...
     
  10. shandyman Suspended

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    Actually the web based one does support webcams, you can record video and take pics directly from webcam into facebook, since the iPhone app alreadycan upload video from 3GS, so taking from the front camera shouldn't be an issue
     
  11. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I don't think he was referring to video chat in the Facebook IM client, but to the ability to record and post videos of oneself taken with the front-facing camera. Taking video of oneself is nearly impossible with the back camera because of the lack of a self-portrait mirror.
     
  12. kayno macrumors regular

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    They Better.. something to kill blackberry Messenger.. I really think we are in for a suprise.. We might get a one more thing.. this time around..

     
  13. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I'm not so sure.

    I'm wondering how apps that could use either camera will deal with the fact that the front camera is much lower quality than the rear.

    Will they pop up warning messages? "Hey, you should take a photo of your friend with the rear camera instead letting them use the front camera on themselves!"

    Or will they just say 'screw it' and let people do whatever they want?

    I'm sure many will, but knowing Apple I'm sure they'll say 'Quality First!' and NOT update the camera app to use the front camera at all. They'll tell you it's just for video-chatting and not for taking pictures.

    Just a guess on my part, but I think it's very possible you may need 3rd party apps to take photos of yourself with the front camera as the built-in camera app might not do it.
     
  14. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Not trying to be sarcastic, but people still use MSN? I thought that platform died a slow and painful death years ago.

    Guess you do learn something new every day.
     
  15. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    It hasn't been called MSN in a while. It's Live Messenger now. Besides GChat, it's the only IM I use. What do you use?
     
  16. joeshell383 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    From my understanding AIM became the leading IM service in the U.S. and MSN became the leading IM service in other regions.
     
  17. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    I don't know anybody that still uses AIM.
     
  18. AbSoluTc macrumors 601

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    People still call it MSN or Messenger. I don't know anyone that walks around and says "hey, do you use Live Messenger?"


    I hate MSN. I use either AIM or Yahoo. Don't like "Gchat" either.
     
  19. plusonechoi macrumors member

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    I still use AIM, as well as a lot of people i know. I know quite a few that have all their facebook and gchat contacts all synced up with their AIM.
     

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