Originally Posted by Kaadk
Facetime though doesn't work over bluetooth. I'd like to find something like this to help when doing solo hookups. I hate having to run back and check my approach every few inches.
I've tried a few free apps so far, but none of them have worked and I'm reluctant to spend money on an app (Even $0.99) unless somebody can say it's actually going to work.
Ok, I'm dragging up this old thread because I might have finally found an iWhatever friendly alternative. At least the combo works well in the house so far. At some point I'll try it out on the rig.
There's an app out there called "Mini Webcam" (it's free btw). This app doesn't use bluetooth, but it runs over a local wifi. After installing the app on both my phone and my pad, I then sync'd both to a spare Airport Express I had sitting around.
The video lag rate seems pretty good. I was able to prop my phone up facing a computer screen, then type fairly fluently while watching through the ipad.
The best part is that it was all local. The router wasn't actually hooked up to anything, it was just creating a wifi and this approach still worked.
If it survives the outdoors test, then I could plug the airport into the truck's inverter, strap the phone to the back bumper, and watch from the ipad to line up ball and hitch.
I'll let you all know how it goes later.