This is the best part of blogging. You get to network with people you normally wouldnt run into and in the process, uncover great new startups.
Thiyagarajan (aka Rajan) is a Bangalore based entrepreneur and founder of Motvik (I landed up on his site from his comment here).Â Their product, Webcam Whereever I go (WWIGO, pronounced ‘vigo’), is in private alpha testing.Â The concept is very innovative and quite possibly disruptive. Install the WWIGO application on your mobile phone, connect the phone to your laptop and voila – your mobile phone is instantly transformed into a webcam.Â Any PC application that can possibly make use of a webcam can leverage the WWIGO app.Â You can also save the video and upload it to any of the video sharing sites (or use it as needed).Â The beauty of the application is that you can also leverage the bluetooth capabilities of your phone. So, no longer do you need to carry the laptop and the webcam if you want to capture something a few feet / meters away.Â Just carry your mobile phone and keep shooting.Â The furthest distance you can go to is only constrained by the bluetooth coverage of your phone.Â Currently, they mainly support Nokia phones, but it seems support for other phones is in the works.
As fancy / multimedia phones keep getting more affordable and laptop shipments on the rise, the potential of this app would only continue to soar.
Kamla Bhatt previewed WWIGO and has uploaded a couple of videos here.
So go ahead, request an alpha invite and you can chat up with your buddy over webcam while sipping a latte at Cafe Coffee Day.