I recently bought a new Nexus 4 and didn't really know what to do with my old Android phone. It's an Samsung Galaxy S1. Although it doesn't get any more updates from Samsung its a quite cool device.
After flashing a new Cyanogenmod and running the latest Android 4.1 I had no real use for this device.
I found a real cool (and free) Android app called MobileWebCam. You can get it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dngames.mobilewebcam
The interface is not perfect, but after playing a little bit around, I quickly found out how I can use this app as a webcam which drops the images right into my dropbox folder! There are a few more options, you can also use it as an offline cam which stores the images on your sdcard.
Check out this video:
Here are some of my thoughts I wanted you to share.
- Configure the app to run as a background service, cause if it always shows the camera picture, the device will get quite hot. My device was around 50 degrees ;)
- Make sure to go to developer settings and check "keep active", so the display won't shut down.
I am currently using this cool app to monitor the growth of my chili plants ;) Here is a small animation of just a few hours: