by Mohit Meena
Read more at: http://publiclab.org/wiki/sky-camera
Sky Camera is a prototype Android app (updated now) for attaching to a balloon or kite for taking pictures at a set interval. It was developed by Mohit Meena as part of the 2013 Google Summer of Code program with Public Lab.
It has the following features:
- Android 2.3.3 is supported now.
- Android 3 is required at minimum.
- custom intervalometer to take pictures every X seconds (from 7 seconds up)
- image stability detection to take pictures only when the camera is not moving too much
- auto-emailing to send low-res versions of the photos to the given email address while in the air, over the cell data connection
- auto-emailing of latitude/longitude
- some camera settings adjustments
Planned features include:
- "beep" pulse on interval to synchronize with hi-res cameras
- more compatibility with more phones
- more links to MapKnitter and other Public Lab resources
- low power mode which disables the screen
- more features listed here: https://github.com/publiclab/sky-camera/issues/
For using this application:
- Please turn on Your GPS and WiFi for location and Email updates respectively.
- Set time period to greater than 7 Seconds.(Default is 7s where s stands for seconds; m for minutes and h for hour)
- Set Acceleration Threshold to around 0.5 (You can set it as according to your need)
- For email updates, type in your mail id.