January 15, 2015 – Live Cams Pro 4.0.3
Live Cams Pro 4.0.3 is the latest release of our iOS application for mobile surveillance.
Some of the main changes found in Live Cams Pro 4.0.3:
- Return of the PTZ slider controls for Canon and Axis PTZ cameras
- Addition of temperature display (realtime) for Fosbaby cameras (Foscam)
- Addition of lullaby playback controls for Fosbaby cameras (Foscam)
- The single-camera view now has a slim toolbar at the bottom row of the screen instead of a two or three row display found in 4.0.2
- The single-camera view also has a navigation bar at the top of the screen which contains the “back” button, camera title and connection status, and “overflow” menu with the extra camera options not available in the lower toolbar
- Icons on the single-camera view are optimized for retina displays and the new iPhone 6/6+
- Addition of a new RTSP port field on the add/edit camera screen. We have also added a second selection switch for protocol so that you can choose HTTP or HTTPS for the http port and TCP/UDP/HTTP for the RTSP port. Some of our camera drivers are hardcoded to use RTSP over HTTP. For these you will see that the HTTP port field is enabled but the RTSP port is disabled. The app will auto-prefill the appropriate values as you enter them.
We’ve listened to feedback and have fine-tuned the look and feel of the single-camera view and PTZ controls. Our goal was to minimize the screen clutter by only showing the essential icons on the toolbars, while keeping extra features available in the overflow menu on the top bar. A single tap on the video toggles the visibility of the toolbars so you can alternate between a fullscreen video view and one with the overlays and menus. The navigation bar is translucent while the lower toolbar is transparent. In landscape mode this allows the video to remain fullscreen at all times .
The home button has been eliminated and replaced with the standard iOS “back” button at the top of the screen. You can still double-tap to exit the single camera view, just as we’ve always supported.
D-Link users should note that when adding cameras you may need to set the “Channel #” field to point to a stream which is configured for JPEG or MJPEG. D-Link cameras which transmit H.264 do not properly report the content type. As a result our app thinks that the H.264 is actually MJPEG video and fails to decode it.