App for previewing pics on a website ?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by mattyduk, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. mattyduk

    mattyduk Well-Known Member

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    Ive got some home security cams, and if they detect motion then they stick a picture up via ftp to a site.

    In firefox, I can simply browse to the site and using the extension "text to image", quickly preview the images.

    Any similar app on the Iphone ?

    I've already bought "Cam Viewer" for viewing live images.
     
  2. Hippieman

    Hippieman Well-Known Member

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    Why not use Safari? If you are uploading them to an FTP server, just turn on a webserver and browse them via a web page.
     
  3. mattyduk

    mattyduk Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for being a noob . How do I setup a web server so the jpegs are shown as pictures not just file names that I then have to click on . Cheers . Mat
     
  4. Hippieman

    Hippieman Well-Known Member

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    Well there's a lot between here and there.

    First, is this your own server? Or is this a server you rent?

    Usually people rent a web server, and use FTP to upload the content.

    But you can have an FTP server that only does FTP. However, in either case, what you need to do is to write a webpage that links to the images.

    I'm assuming you've never written a webpage. It's not that hard to make a basic one. I suggest googleing for some simple how to make a website and link an image. Once you can do that, you should be able to view these images in Safari.
     
  5. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    and then create a webclip of that, so it is one touch away from your home screen
     
  6. mattyduk

    mattyduk Well-Known Member

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    cheers for the replies. I was just checking there wasn't a ready made app available. I've suggested it to the developers of the cam viewer app, which is having a big update in the next 2 weeks

    I'll have a look around for some basic PHP code. The ftp site is hosted by my ISP, but I can run scripts etc

    Mat
     
  7. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    there are apps available
    but they are in the range of $1000 and specific security system geared
    even acts as a remote for the camera

    if you have the money to burn...best of luck
     
  8. mattyduk

    mattyduk Well-Known Member

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