Coming Soon… BerryCam Express – control your Raspberry Pi camera from ANY Device. / by James Moore

BerryCam with themes on iPad and Android

It's been amazing to see what everybody has been doing with BerryCam and I am absolutely delighted with the support and enthusiasm everybody has shown for the app itself. But there was always one thing missing and that was support for all platforms including Android, Windows Mobile or even just your average desktop or laptop. And it wasn't truly open. For new features, they needed to be asked for. And with limited time I was finding it difficult to implement them all...

Nexus 7 running BerryCam Express

So I came to a decision; one that was quite easy to make. End the development lifecycle of the current BerryCam iOS App, refactor the code into a super slim HTML/KnockoutJS web app hosted directly on the Pi and give everybody the chance to run it on any device they wish.

BerryCam TimelapseAnd at the same time, introduce a whole new pile of improvements including timelapse support with time-window capture and user definable capture intervals.  Essentially it's BerryCam and the time-lapse  script merged into one app; with the same easy-to-use front end.

What this does mean, is that inevitably support for the native iOS app will be ended, and in turn the app will be withdrawn from the App Store in a few weeks. But this new version will be so much more easy to set up and use on any device you wish.

And for all you hackers out there; it will be fully open source. So you can continue to enjoy Pi Photography and customise it to your own needs.

Talking of customisation; there's also a pile of new themes that allow you to skin up your app the way you like it. Again, there are no limits to what you can do here and I look forward to seeing pimped-up or super sleek UIs for the app in the future! All the LESS source is part of the app package which will be put up onto the repo soon.

Again, thanks everybody for the support. I'll post an update with the repo links and instructions once it's all finalised! -- Jim