Pretty important in late 70s early 80s UK for fanzines as well. Not to mention cut-up poster art (screen printing got you big posters but was smelly, slow, expensive and you needed access to the press). Does anyone else remember 'justifying' columns of text with squared paper and then typing it out?
I outfitted my house with 5 wifi cameras by buying some prepaid Android phones like that from Boost Mobile on clearance. Why pay $150 per Dropcam or some other dedicated camera when you can get one with an attached computer for a couple bucks?
Eh, not really comparable to Dropcam. Dropcam is more about "out of the box, it just works" type of experience + its hosted webservice with infrared assisted night vision and motion alerts for user defined zones. Really, my mom could set it up. Pretty sure she couldn't download apps for phones, configure each device, fiddle with mounting, or adjust the router however necessary for remote viewing etc.
That said, Dropcam is still overpriced and will have to compete when the next copycat comes along, or someone provides their type of service for these phone-cams or Foscams.
Each phone came with a charger, and they run "IP Webcam", a free app on the Play Store. I have them semi-hidden in bookcases and other out-of-the-way locations so they're not obvious. I usually just use IP Cam Viewer Basic, another free Android app, to check on the pets when away from home. My home automation hub (Vera) works fine with the phones as IP cams as well.
Nope. There are plenty of those but phones like the LG Fuel run KitKat. Multiple "black friday" sales have those at $9.99, but they've also been on the same sale at different times outside of black friday.
It's questionable whether it's worth doing an iPhone version. Most iPad kid apps aren't but I think this one might be worth it, since it appeals to more adults as well. The ability to make ringtones adds a lot of phone appeal too. Certainly much easier and financially rewarding than doing an Android version.
The Hyper-V requirement is kind of a pain - or rather, the requirements to run Hyper-V are a pain. On non-server versions of Windows, it's only available on Windows 8+ Pro / Enterprise. So anyone with Windows 7 or non-Pro Windows 8 can't run it.
I've been to a few Windows Phone developer camps and this is always an issue for attendees.