New App Turns iPhone Into Video Camera

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Developers submit the first iPhone video encoding app to the iTunes AppStore for approval by Apple.

The L.A.-based iPhone development company, GP Apps, has submitted the first video encoding app for the iPhone. Now waiting approval from Apple, this app allows users to take motion video and encode it as a mpeg4 video clip to view from their computers or even to upload to video-sharing websites like YouTube.

There has been much speculation around when the iPhone will officially support video recording, but according to GP Apps' co-founder, David Lee, their company has been actively developing their own video recording app since October. "We started development over six months ago and ran into various bugs and challenges. But we recently had a big breakthrough and were able to produce an app that successfully encodes video on the iPhone."

The lack of video recording capabilities has been an issue many would-be iPhones users point to as one of the main reasons they have yet to switch over. The inclusion of video recording now makes the iPhone even more competitive in the global cell phone market.

The new app called "iVidCam" does have its limitations. Susan Lee, co-founder of GP Apps, says, "iVidCam is only able to record 5-6 frames per second and currently does not support audio recording. Further, the encoding time takes approximately 2 seconds for every 1 second of video recorded. Nevertheless, we believe that iPhone users will appreciate the option of having video recording on their iPhones."

iVidCam joins the impressive collection of dozens of iPhone apps developed by GP Apps, http://www.gpapps.com. The developers are expecting Apple to approve the app any day and for iPhone users to start using their phones to record video.

About GP Apps:
Founded in 2008 and based in Southern California, GP Apps strives to create innovative and practical mobile software for the whole family. GP Apps' bestsellers include Period Tracker, Kid Art, Kid TV, Yummy Cook, iWeight Deluxe and Car Spotter.

For more information, please visit GPApps, http://www.gpapps.com.

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