Have you wondered whether your phone can turn into a wireless webcam? Seems impossible, isn’t it? But now, here comes a solution to this problem. BadaCam, now available from the Samsung App Store for the Bada platform, will actually turn your smartphone into a wireless webcam which can be used with your PC. Read on for a detailed review.
Price: Rs. 180
Compatible OS: Bada 1.2
Download this App: BadaCam for Samsung Wave and Wave II
Supported Phones: Wave(S8500), Wave II(S8530)
BadaCam – Samsung Wave App Review
Pros & Cons:
- The PC server supports both Windows and Linux.
- The software is Open Source.
- Quite costly.
Now, for the app to work properly, it is required that the SmartCam PC Server which is given by the link http://sourceforge.net/projects/smartcam/files/ has to be installed on the PC with which the phone will be used as a webcam. Now, with your PC and the phone being available on the same Wi-Fi network, you may connect and then use the phone as a webcam for applications as Skype, Yahoo Messenger, MSN messenger, and so on.
- Position your phone properly for enhanced usage.
BadaCam – Samsung Wave App Ratings
The interface design of the app is good and deserves a score of 8 out of 10.
In terms of usability, the app scores excellent as because of its innovative usage and simplicity. So, a score of 9 out of 10 seems excellent for the app.
The app is too high priced, which makes the app unreachable to lots of users. So, in this regard, the app will be given a score of 4 out of 10, and I think they should at least consider revising of the price a little.
The app is accompanied by apt graphics and thus making the app to deserve a score of 8 out of 10.
The features and functionality of the app are remarkable and novel. So, a score of 9 out of 10 in this regard seems perfect for the app.
On the whole, the app is one of those apps which one should try at least once. But, because of the price, it will not be possible for many. In any case, considering all factors, I think the app will be given an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5.