iCam Please Register or Log in to view images $4.99 What is iCam? iCam is a helpful app, acting as a baby monitor, a spy cam, and many more things. How can it do all of these, you ask? iCam is an application that can stream audio and video from up to 4 webcams! This can be very useful, being able to see 4 places at once! This review will cover the main features of this application and more. You can check your webcams at home, at work, at school, or anywhere with WiFi! Setting iCam up When you first run this application, you will see 4 black squares with a gloss on them. These are the 4 'screens' in which you will see the webcams that you will connect to. You will also see a refresh button, and an 'info' button. You will need to start with your 'info' button to set these up. Please Register or Log in to view images An interface comes up labeled 'iCam Options'. There is a login and password text box where you will need to enter your user name and password (duh Please Register or Log in to view images), an 'Audio', 'Auto-Lock Override', and 'Auto-Zoom' yes / no boxes. To start off, you are going to want to download the iCam software from: http://skjm.com/icam Install the software according to your computer type. (I personally used the BETA for Windows.) When you install the iCam software, set it up, and run the software, you will see something like this: Please Register or Log in to view images At the bottom, there is an iCam login and iCam password area. You can put in any name / password as you want, so long as you can remember it. Once you enter your user name and password, if your webcams are not set up, you will want to set them up. You will see what your webcam is seeing in the top left hand of the program if you have successfully set your webcam up. Once this is working, you are going to want to enter the user name and password on your iPod / iPhone. Make sure you use the same user name and password! Once you enter the user name and password, you can click 'Done'. Please Register or Log in to view images Let the page refresh, and voile, you can see your webcam(s)! Please Register or Log in to view images Layout Seeing as there are only 2 ways to get away from the main area on iCam, you can see that this is very simple to use. There are the 4 screens, as previously mentioned, to watch your webcams on. To enlarge a single webcam, all you have to do is tap on the stream of that webcam, which will automatically center that webcam. A BIG mistake on their end is that once you click on the one webcam, there is no way to get back to the other 3 without pressing your home button and re-opening the application. Please Register or Log in to view images The only thing I would change, other than the webcam enlargement problem, would be leaving out the blank screens if they are not in use. If, for example, 3 webcams are in use, only 3 would be shown. Catch my drift? Visuals This application does not feature many things 'out of the ordinary'. In fact, the only thing out of the ordinary would be what is on your webcam! The backgrounds are black, text boxes white, and buttons either blue or white. They did not put much time into it, but sometimes simplicity is best. I think it could be better with a dark, calming color as a background, maybe a dark red, green, or blue. Reuse Value Personally, if anyone was looking for a webcam streaming application, I would recommend this one. It is easy to set up, and easy to use, 2 key factors to consider when downloading an application. I used to use AirCam, without knowing that there was an alternate, which used to frustrate me. You could only view 1 webcam, and you could only view that webcam in the same WiFi connection! With iCam, though, I feel free. I can look at 4 whenever and wherever I want! Everything is where it needs to be, even though there are only a few things, but that isn't the point. This is a very neat application that is reusable time and time again. Ratings Setup - 4/5. For the most part, it is easy to set up, but it gets boring with too many steps. Maybe prompt a user name and password during the installation process? That would help speed things up. I spent 10 minutes trying to figure out what to do before I figured it out! Please Register or Log in to view images Layout - 3/5. This app is easy to navigate, for any age group. . . a definite plus for the sellers. I REALLY hope that they can fix the zoom in problem. That is the why I give the layout 3/5. If they fix it, I will personally change this area to 5/5. Visuals - 4/5. If they used a darker color as the background, like previously mentioned, I would appreciate that. Not saying I don't like the black. Reuse Value - 5/5. I love this app, and continue to use it. It's a great app just to check-in on things, if I am not at home. The only problem is how far my webcam cord can stretch! Please Register or Log in to view images Overall Evaluation Please Register or Log in to view images Even though there are some flaws, the reuse value of this application pulls it up to 4, in my opinion. If you have money to spend, and a webcam, buy this app!