What's New

Add a button to let the user increase the remote camera's video preview quality. Particularly useful when used over WiFi. The Low resolution video preview setting is recommended when using over Bluetooth, but we let you play with it anyway.

App Description

Remote shutter release, remote light control, and remote streaming video viewfinder for 2 iDevices within Bluetooth or WiFi range of each other (short range). Automatic sync of 2 iDevices over Bluetooth or WiFi (no separate app password required). App is bi-directional; either device can be used as remote control for the other.

A cellular data plan is not required. The images and control does not go thru a server but direct device-to-device.

Now supports auto focus, auto brightness, auto white balance, and low light mode (when available on a device) when taking pics. All of these features are on by default.

Also can control camera light on/off remotely. Note: the light control is the "always on" light mode, not the flash mode. We figured that if it was dark, you would need to light up the scene so you could see it over the remote. Can also run on iPad in compatibility mode (e.g. small sized or at 2x magnification).

Note: if you have a WiFi tethering plan on one of your iDevices, you can tether one iDevice to the other (in the normal way via WiFi) before running this app, and RSRCam will have faster video feed response than when running it over Bluetooth.

1. Install this app on 2 iOS devices.
2. Turn on Bluetooth, both devices:

Go to the Settings app / General / Bluetooth / On. You may have to follow the ordinary iOS Bluetooth device pairing instructions if you hadn't paired these 2 devices before.

(Optionally: tether the devices via WiFi using ordinary iOS methods).

3. Launch apps.
4. Set upper left switch to Camera on 1 app; Remote on other app.
5. Apps may take a few seconds to sync up using radio waves.
6. Remote range is about 10 to 15 meters depending on conditions.
7. From the remote app, you can see what the other phone's camera sees, and switch the camera light on/off.
8. Snap a picture with the Remote Pic button on the remote side. The picture will be taken and stored on the Camera side at Full resolution (not low quality preview image quality).

9. Note: buttons are active on the camera side too, just in case. Note Local Pic button when upper left switch is set to Camera. Pressing this will take a picture on the local device, not on the remote.

10. Works with the main high resolution camera only, not the camera that points toward the user of the phone.

11. This is not a generic remote shutter release for non-Apple SLR cameras. Will only work with iPhones, iPods, iPads.

12. Automatically allows low light photos if cam side of app supports this (e.g. iPhone5+).

13. The iOS device functioning as the remote need not have a camera.

14. Preview image is of reduced quality for better video speed over Bluetooth, and is mainly for lining up the shot.

15. Use Relink button to re-connect the 2 apps if they somehow become disconnected, if video stream disappears or locks up. Press Relink on 1 device, and if it doesn't resync in a few seconds, press Relink also on the other device.

If you have trouble connecting remotely:

Shut off WiFi on both devices if you are in a passworded WiFi area. Password on WiFi can confuse the connection. If you have more trouble connecting, exit both apps and re-start them.

Using WiFi tethering is usually faster than Bluetooth.

Advanced users:

The app works across unpassworded local WiFi as well, with faster response of viewfinder picture.

* Go to the Settings app / General / Bluetooth / On.
You may have to follow the ordinary iOS Bluetooth device pairing instructions if you hadn't paired these 2 devices before.

iPhone Screenshots

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RSRCam screenshot 1

App Changes

  • July 27, 2012 Initial release
  • August 07, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • August 10, 2012 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • September 07, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • September 10, 2012 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • October 08, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • October 15, 2012 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • November 05, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • November 07, 2012 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • November 19, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • December 03, 2012 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • January 16, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • January 21, 2013 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • March 28, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • April 02, 2013 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • May 04, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • May 05, 2013 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • June 06, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • June 08, 2013 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • September 16, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • October 08, 2013 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • November 02, 2013 New version 1.1
  • November 05, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • November 08, 2013 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • June 02, 2014 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • June 05, 2014 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • February 17, 2015 New version 1.2
  • March 21, 2015 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • May 02, 2015 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • July 03, 2015 New version 1.3

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