Dropcam now available for Android

If you’re a Dropcam owner, you will now be happy to know that they have released an Android version of their application. If you haven’t heard of Dropcam before, they have a service that allows you to monitor your home (or anything, really) remotely, from anywhere with a web browser or smartphone. Recordings are stored on Dropcam’s secured servers and stored for up to 30 days.

With the Dropcam app, you will be able to:

  • Access your camera from anywhere. No matter where you are, as long as you have an internet connection (the carriers pretty much have you covered), you can get an instant live-stream of your Dropcam.
  • Receive instant alerts. With its motion detecting technology, Dropcam can alert you if motion is detected.
  • Access DVR. Your Dropcam feed is recorded and stored online, on their secured server for up to 30 days. You can always go back and review footage if needed.

If you don’t have a Dropcam setup, you can still download the app and stream view public feeds. For more information, visit Dropcam.

Press Release

Cloud-cam service leader delivers unmatched video intelligence for users on the go

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., February 2, 2011 – Dropcam, the trendsetter in intelligent wi-fi cameras and personal video streaming services, today announced the availability of the Dropcam App on the Android Marketplace. This free app allows Android smartphone users to access their Dropcam cameras and keep a watchful eye on what they care about and never miss a moment. With the debut of its second mobile app, Dropcam continues its rise as an agent of change at the intersection of video, data and the cloud.

Peace of Mind on the Go

With the Dropcam Android App you can:

Stream Live Video: Your Dropcam cloud-based cameras stream secure, uninterrupted live video that let you see every single minute of action. With the app, you can watch your video streams or friends’ Dropcam camera streams. Get live, smooth video playback on Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G.

Receive Instant Activity Alerts: The Dropcam system is so intelligent it uses motion and audio detection to identify and capture activity ‘Events’. These activities are displayed as a snapshot on your video timeline so you can check in immediately to see what’s happening. Using the Android app, quickly set up automatic email alerts to get instant notices for motion and noise event detection.

Access Dropcam DVR: The Dropcam DVR captures every second of what your camera sees and stores that video online for up to 30 days. DVR controls let you playback previously recorded events from your personal video stream. You can also download video clips to archive footage permanently.

To see these features in action, please check out a video of our Android app here: http://www.dropcam.com/android.

“It’s easy for anyone to be up and running with a Dropcam system in minutes, and once installed, our users have the freedom to keep tabs on the things they care about from anywhere, any time,” said Greg Duffy, CEO of Dropcam. “We designed our intelligent ‘cloud-cam’ and video services with the internet in mind from the beginning. We’re thrilled that our newest app extends the Dropcam experience to Android users and further confirms Dropcam as a pioneer in video data analysis and streaming.”

The Dropcam Android App is available on the Google Nexus One, Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S), Motorola Droid, Motorola Droid X, HTC Droid Incredible, HTC EVO 4G, and other Android 2.2 (Froyo) devices. Download Dropcam from the Android Marketplace today at http://market.android.com/details?id=air.dropcam.

Never Miss an Important Moment

Dropcam is the easiest way to use video to check in on the things you care about from anywhere, any time, on any device. After setting up one or more Dropcam cloud-cams, the cameras’ secure video feed is accessible from a PC, iPhone or Android smartphone so you can check-in any time. Dropcam users effortlessly keep an eye on their homes, kids, pets, the nanny, the office, vehicles in the garage, a second home, and everything else they care about.

Dropcam’s DVR features include cutting-edge data analysis, motion and audio sensing capabilities and instant email and push alerts – making it effortless for users to never miss an important moment. Users also have the option to continually record up to 30 days of minute-by-minute video. Video feeds from a Dropcam camera can be safely and privately shared with friends and family, or made fully public for everyone to watch.

The Dropcam Original ($199) and The Dropcam Echo ($279) cloud-cams are available on www.dropcam.com. Dropcam’s live streaming video service is free; Dropcam DVR plans begin at $8.95 per month.

About Dropcam

Dropcam, Inc. is an agent of change at the intersection of video, data and the cloud. Its suite of products include intelligent video hardware and services that make it easy for users to check in on the things they care about from anywhere on any device. Dropcam currently offers two wi-fi video cameras, The Dropcam Original (video-only) and The Dropcam Echo (video and audio). Dropcam also offers Dropcam DVR, a proprietary cloud-based service with cutting-edge data analysis capabilities created so that users never miss an important moment. Angel-funded Dropcam was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco. The Dropcam iPhone App is available in the iTunes Store, itunes.com/apps/Dropcam. The Dropcam Android App is available on the Android Market, market.android.com/details?id=air.dropcam. To learn more, please visit www.dropcam.com, watch our demo videos on YouTube: www.youtube.com/dropcam, like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Dropcam/103689049317 and follow us on Twitter @dropcam.

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Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+

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