If you want to video chat and do not have a webcam – use your tablet computer as a webcam! Well you can use android tablet as a wifi webcam for free. This is very useful if you have an old desktop, laptop or any other device without a webcam, or very basic webcam with super low quality video possibilities. We will quickly guide how to do this android trick, use android tablet and remotely connect the tablets camera to your computer.
1. First of all you will need any android tablet computer that has a camera. And as you have a tablet ready, download an application called DroidCam Wireless Webcam from the Google PlayStore – Android App Market. Here is the link for the app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dev47apps.droidcam
2. Setup the application on your tablet – download, install and launch the DroidCam Wireless Webcam. This app allows you to chat using “DroidCam Webcam” on your computer (Skype/Yahoo/MSN/etc..)
3. Install the PC client on your computer (Windows and Linux) and follow the instructions how to set up everything up at http://www.dev47apps.com
4. As you have the webcam application running on your tablet and software setup on your pc, you simply start any preferred video chat like Skype, Yahoo, MSN or any other and select the video source as a DroidCam. Exactly as it is shown in a demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAtVDNcAyXM
All setup and ready for action. Now you can use your tablet as a webcam and video chat with your friends or family. This system can work on your network as a wireless camera or you can even use it as an IP camera.
There is even more about this android tablet trick. If you purchase a pro version of this application, you can use it as a 3G camera and stream live video from any place to any machine. Sound and looks really great: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZnLTcoSyws