Date: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, 06:56
Category: iPhone, News
It may not be the video capabilities of the snazzy iPhone 3GS, but it’s a step in the right direction.
The Apple Blog is reporting that Apple has admitted the iVideoCamera app to the iTunes Store. With this app, iPhone 2G and 3G users can now legitimately record, share and save videos without having to jailbreak their handsets.
There are currently some significant limits to the app, and it is not helped by the camera installed in 2G and 3G iPhones. The app itself can only capture video at a maximum of three frames per second… far behind the 30 frames per second capacity of the 3GS. Quality is, therefore, limited as is the resolution which comes in at 160 x 213, compared to 640 x 480 on the 3GS.
On the upside, whilst there is no opportunity to share on Twitter yet, videos can be quickly uploaded to YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo from within the app itself.
Development team Laan Labs, creators of the iVideoCamera app, promise improved frame rates and quality in forthcoming releases.
iVideoCamera retails for 99 cents and requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later to install and run.