Year 2011 is almost over. It’s been a fairly good year. A lot had happened during this year. Up and downs, confronted a couple of rejections, travelled to new places befriended colleagues, shifted my living place and a lot more.
Here is short list of happenings of my life in 2011
Career: Job was smooth but wasn’t much interesting.
Saddened moments: I felt so bad when I got rejected in Visa interview but now it appears like ‘I did not miss anything big’ 🙂
Weight gained: 1 KG.
Books read: Rules of life, Inside Steve’s brain and now reading The Fountainhead.
Purchased: Windows phone 7
Enjoyed: lot of 3D animation movies.
Lessons Learnt: Never ever lose hope.
Having learnt that, I’m looking forward to the New Year with lot of hope.
I’m planning to develop an app for my windows phone 7 that streams video from IP cameras and renders. There is a hell lot of apps already available in Market Place that does the same. But I want to create one on my own. I will be posting the updates on my blog frequently.
Here we go !!
What do I need to develop this ? Well here is the list of things I need…
- An IP camera – I don’t have one and I’m not buying one either 🙂
- Web server – To store the videos from the camera on demand.
- AppHub developer ID. – I need to pay $99 for submitting my app in market place. but let me bother about that after completing the project.
I’m going to broadcast my Webcam and use a couple of live public cameras since buying an IP camera is not a good idea :). I need a web server to store those videos and I need to develop a web service and host it on the same server that pushes notifications to my phone whenever a motion event occurs.
Webcam as an IP cam:
There are a lot of tools that broadcasts webcam video over HTTP. I’m using yawcam tool suggested by my friend. It’s really cool and does what exactly I needed. I’m able to stream it to my Phone 🙂
Now I need to FTP the images to the web server.
How can I do that ? I need a web server. I’m not sure how to get this done. I have a free MS azure pass for 7 days but not sure that works. I need to find a best solution for this. Let me go to office and think about it 🙂
Status : Broadcasting the video is almost ready with the help of a tool. 95% of work is left.