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We use the mobile phone camera as a motion detector

Today we will find another application for a modern cell phone with a built-in camera. For example, we will learn how to use it as a mobile security device using MotionCam's J2ME application from Skymetric.

Immediately, we emphasize the sad fact that the program is paid for - the developer is asking for it for $ 14, but the available trial version is already curtailed in its functionality, which does not even allow the unsophisticated mortal to glance at least one eye in the Settings menu. Therefore, we will build our presentation on the basis of public information on Skymetric website also impressions from using the available version of Java-midlet.

Creators MotionCam for some reason confined themselves to the phones of a couple of companies - Nokia also Sony Ericsson. The others, apparently, are beyond their field of vision. It's a pity. Recall that the size of the application is small is only 20 KB.

Before the main launch of the program, we recommend that you at one time allow it to access the camera phone without any restrictions (otherwise, the non-stop pop-up dialog box about the encroachment of the application on the mobile phone's hardware resources will simply torture you). Something we somehow distracted from the basic capabilities of the program under consideration today. So, what blah blah does MotionCam do, that it is so safely allowed to use for security purposes?

In the class itself, everything is simple: a Java MIDlet with a built-in camera of the mobile phone keeps an eye on all the movements in the territory entrusted to it (more precisely, that district that caters to the lens). , in the event that someone, in some place, somehow manages to sneak past, then MotionCam will make a complete photojob on this suspicious walking object. In other words, any move will be fixed in the phone's memory in the form of separate photos.

Unfortunately, as we have already said, you can not get into the settings menu without registration, so you can not tell what else this program can do besides storing images. And overall, it would be wonderful to supplement such a miniature security software program with the ability to notify via SMS or, better, send an MMS message with the attached photo in the bundle.

Well, in conclusion, let's have a little fantasy and try to find such a bunch of "Mobile + MotionCam" practical application.

Car enthusiasts, for example, the iron crumb of which sleeps under the windows, can "aim" the phone at the parking lot of the car, but in the morning check on the photos, who offended his native "swallow" (God forbid, of course). Any employee of the office, as if by accident leaving his cell phone, can spy a little (of course, with a certain skill) for his colleagues. Suppose, for a pretty secretary.

These are the ones that are allowed to create classes using MotionCam. That there is a fall in sin, the minuses of the proposed solutions - a lot, but the advantages, you must agree, still eat.