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iSpy Cameras

by SKJM, LLC
Rated: All Ages
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,122 customer reviews)

Price: $0.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.0.2
  • - Bug fixes.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B007U8JRWW
  • Release Date: April 14, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #744 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • iSpy Cameras allows you to view and control thousands of public video cameras from around the world in real-time from your Android device over WiFi, 3G, and EDGE.
  • Swipe back and forth between pages of camera thumbnails that are updating in real-time.
  • Tap a thumbnail to zoom in. Double-tap or press Back to zoom out.
  • If the camera supports it, tap the Control button to control it. (You may have to wait in line for your turn.)
  • Swipe to move the camera, pinch to zoom in and out. (Zoom may not be supported by some cameras.)
  • Choose from a number of camera presets, if available.
  • Save cameras as your favorites.
  • Save snapshots to your Gallery.
  • Rate cameras.

Product Description

iSpy Cameras allows you to view and control thousands of public video cameras from around the world in real-time from your Android device over WiFi, 3G, and EDGE.

iSpy Cameras has been the #1 Paid iPhone App in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Korea, and Croatia as well as the #1 Paid iPhone Entertainment App in Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia.

iSpy Cameras was also one of the Top 10 Bestselling Paid Entertainment iPad Apps of 2010!

Yes, the cameras are all LIVE! Nothing is pre-recorded! Check out this thread in our discussion forum for our responses to some of the iPhone iSpy Cameras reviews: http://skjm.com/forum/index.php?topic=504.0

We have thousands of cameras in our database, with daily updates to remove any cameras that may have temporarily gone offline.

New quality cameras are added every week! Choose "Most Recent" from the menu to see the latest live cams!

To view cameras from a certain area, choose "Search" from the menu. To request cameras from a specific area, please send us an e-mail or let us know in the discussion forum as opposed to requesting it in a 1-star review. Thanks! :)

Visit http://skjm.com/ispy/vid.php to view the iSpy Demo & Features video!

- Swipe back and forth between pages of camera thumbnails that are updating in real-time.
- Tap a thumbnail to zoom in. Double-tap or press Back to zoom out.
- If the camera supports it, tap the Control button to control it. (You may have to wait in line for your turn.)
- Swipe to move the camera, pinch to zoom in and out. (Zoom may not be supported by some cameras.)
- Choose from a number of camera presets, if available.
- Save cameras as your favorites.
- Save snapshots to your Gallery.
- Rate cameras.

Press Menu to choose from the following camera lists:

- Random - Displays a random selection of cameras.
- Top Rated - Displays the cameras sorted by average rating.
- Most Recent - Displays the cameras sorted by the date and time they were added.
- Favorites - Displays your favorite cameras.

You can also search through the database of cameras by Category, Country, State, City, or Keywords.

If you are looking to connect to your own private webcams and network cameras (and receive Notifications on your iPhone when motion is detected) then check out our other application, iCam - http://skjm.com/icam/

Technical Details

  • Size: 296.3KB
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Developed By: SKJM, LLC
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 10 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars See the World from Your Couch February 24, 2013
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This app is well worth its $0.99 cost. There are over 160 pages of security cameras to choose from, with each page having at least 15 cameras to pick from. There are many locations that the cameras are in: Japan, America, Europe, and pretty much every part of the world has a camera you can view from. (Except for North Korea, of course!) Here are some examples of views that you can experience:
-An indoor skydiving area in Russia
-The skyline of New York City, located in America
-The inside of a chicken coop, which is a building that houses chickens
-The outside of a Japanese temple, complete with tourists and food stands
-A "doggie daycare" with crowds of dogs playing with each other
-A playground in India
-Sports stadiums playing games such as baseball or American football
There are many more examples that are on this app. You may even search the cameras by location or what the cameras see! I highly recommend this app to those who want to see the awe-inspiring spots of this great planet.
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67 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive! July 14, 2012
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This app is WELL worth the 99¢ it costs. There is an amazing variety of cameras to choose from from local cams to places all over the world. Already this morning I've spent time on a beach in Japan, watched some Sharks in Switzerland, and checked on the traffic just up the road from my house. just don't do like me and purchase this just before bedtime.... I should've been asleep 3 hours ago!
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134 of 148 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply amazing selection. November 17, 2012
By Doug
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I very much enjoy using this app to view live video of places I know. its very helpfull for checking the weather too. Being able to control some of the cameras is fun. the only complaint I have is some of the cameras have very low frame rates. but that is not a fault of the app itself.
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57 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars you can become a stalker January 9, 2013
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Honestly I thought this app was going t be boring, but once it said that u could control cameras all over the world, that's why I bought the app,and then it got really addicting and sometimes you can fight over control over the camera, with the someone else trying to control it too! The most addicting camera app ever
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635 of 741 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars fun and works well, but a data hog July 8, 2012
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This app works well, behaves pretty well, and is addictive, even for non-smart phone users. Controlling the cams that allow that is fun, and I think I even saw someone using the cam control to put themselves online. (not telling which cam....)

The only downside I have found, other than the amount of time one can spend looking at the web cams, is that the search is a little difficult to use. For example, I found a ski resort cam in Melbourne, Australia by paging through the cams, but when I searched for cams in Australia, it did not come up. when I searched for cams in Asia, it said there weren't any, despite the fact that several from Japan come up in the first few pages.

It runs pretty well most of the time, but I have had trouble with macro blocking on many cameras (bandwidth issues on certain cameras?) from time to time, and that can make it difficult to see clearly or get good pics.

This is a fun way to spend time while also getting a stronger sense of the movement of night and day across the planet.

Unfortunately, it is also a data hog, and you can use a LOT of your data allocation very quickly, like 5 megs a minute - which adds up fast. If you don't keep very good track of your data usage, this app can cause some "sticker shock" at the end of the month. Be forewarned.

I haven't tried it with a wifi only connection, but that might be a way to avoid using your 3G data limits.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is super cool !!! January 21, 2013
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Literally a window into the entire world. Japan, Norway, Estonia, the UK, Canada, Antarctica and the list goes on and on. I am surprised that this App is not more expensive than it is. It is well worth the price I paid for it.

Give it a whirl. I really think you will like it. It can be mesmerizing in that there are so many possible locations and subjects. Have fun with it!
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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app! May 7, 2012
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Love this app. It's my little window to the world! Definitely addictive and lots of fun. Thanks for a really cool app & keep the updates coming.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun to look around the world December 15, 2012
By RogKH
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This app isn't really a spy camera. It's a collection of webcams from around the world. You can select favorites from over 275 such world cams, or just browse through all of them. You can do some people watching, but most of these are cams that show landscapes, cityscapes, or the like. I enjoy checking out exotic locations and some that aren't exotic, but interesting. You can travel to the Berring Strait, Russia, Germany, Argentina, Japan, China, every state in the union, or wherever you heart desires. Some cams you can even control and pan, scan, or zoom. It's fun and it's perfect.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and addictive...
Go all around the world from your device.
Published 16 minutes ago by TMan68
3.0 out of 5 stars For the voyeur in you.
Kind of strange and surreal. I wish I could figure out what the hell is going on some of the time. Definitely don't know if the camera control works all the time. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Irene S. Blumkin
2.0 out of 5 stars not worth it
Pictures are just still most. Of the time,nothing like I expected,can't really watch anyone,not worth the money
Published 2 days ago by Deanna Cornell
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing App!
This app is truly a window on the world around us.
Published 4 days ago by Teresa Ferguson
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun
A bit slow loading, but very interesting. Once you save your "favorites" it becomes more enjoyable.
Published 4 days ago by Grandspud
1.0 out of 5 stars dont waste your money
There isn't much to see. A bunch of cameras of nothing much. The video quality sucks.
Published 7 days ago by Walter Stringer
4.0 out of 5 stars It's great for looking at Christmas lights in many cities around ...
This is a nifty little AP that provides access to about 2000+ webcams from locations around the world. I actually found one on my college campus. Read more
Published 10 days ago by lental
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
boring
Published 10 days ago by kathy spanich
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Don't have
Published 17 days ago by malinda tyson
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It!
A great mix of locations. It lets me check the weather in spots around the world. I enjoy browsing through them all.
Published 19 days ago by E. Smith
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