We all know that a mobile phone’s camera is used for photos. But it might shock you that there 10 other amazing things you can do with your phone’s camera aside just taking photos.
Most phones with a camera can also record videos. The first camera phone was sold in the year 2000 in Japan, a J-Phone model. Although some argue that SCH-V200 and Kyocera VP-219 Visual phone that was introduced months earlier in Southern Korea and Japan are the first phones with a camera.
Taking photos is the most used feature of the smartphone and lots of people think that’s where the use of the camera ends.
10 Amazing things you can do with your camera aside taking Photo.
Your Phone is to scan barcodes so as to get information written on it. Since every programmed into it, is not visible for the naked eye to see. But this feature can only be used using a barcode scanner app controlled by the camera.
People who make use of the Whatsapp web should be conversant with scanning barcode to use chat on Whatsapp from there PCs.
So, whenever you have any multiple lines of marks just in form of several straight lines together just use your barcode scanner app to scan the lines.
Detecting hidden Cameras
These days there are a lot of hidden CCTV spy cameras in Hotels. You can simply use your phone to spot where the camera is mounted especially in dark rooms.
This is not just applicable to hotel rooms only, but any other dark place with a surveillance camera.
With your phone’s camera, you can translate the language in the form of text and symbol that seems to appear strange to you. And you can achieve that with the aid of your camera and the Google Translator App that is available for both Andriod and IOS devices.
How Google Translator App works
Once you have the Google translator installed on your device and you come across a strange word or symbol that is in the language you do not understand. All you got to do is launch the Google Translator App and click the camera icon. Now use the camera to start to scan the text which you intend to interpret.
Look to the Stars
While few of us can never boast to be blessed with the same sort of gift as Brian Cox or Sir Patrick Moore, we can still see the stars from the comfort of our homes all thanks to Star Chart and Google SkyMap.
Using AR, they allow you to point your phone skywards at night and get a Fascinating overview of the stars. SkyMap gives you the name of the stars and tells you where to point your phone to see certain planets.
Solving Mathematics Problems
This is made especially for students that find it difficult to solve math problems, you can make you of an app called “Photomaths”. The app is good for students to use when solving any related math problems.
Play Augmented Reality Games
Augmented Reality (AR) in phones has been around for some time now and tools like AR translation apps are great. It can also be used to play augmented reality games no matter where you are.
There are a lot of AR games like SpecTrek – the game where you search for virtual ghosts using a map and then shoot them down when you find them. Another interesting AR game also includes; “Zombies Run” where you have to get from A to B on a map and avoid those pesky flesh eaters.
Use in Visual Search
With your mobile phone camera, you can google pictures or images instead of going to write text. This can be educational and fun catching. There are several searching apps that allow you to snap pictures using your phone’s camera.
For instance. you can take photo of a device or handset or laptop and search it on Google. The result will be available with more information about the product.
Serve as a Mirror
This is a common use of a phone camera, especially among the female folks. You see them constantly checking their face and makeups using their phone camera.
Check Electronic Remote Control
The camera can be used to check if a remote control is still functional. To do this, all you have to do is use your phone camera to view your TV or DVD remote controller and you will see a dull red light blinking as you press the keys.
This is made possible because the camera lens detects infrared beams that remote controllers make use of. So before concluding that your remote battery is dead or the remote is faulty, use your camera to run a simple test.
Serve as a security component
Do you have an old camera phone that you are not using anymore?. Do you have more than one camera device?. The truth is, you can use a phone camera for surveillance and security purposes just like CCTV.