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  • Taking Video With Mobile App

    I want to build a mobile app that allows you to take a video with an iPhone or Android device and have that video upload automatically to a user profile for retrieval. How would I go about doing this? Also, I am still on version 11, what version do I need to upgrade to? I guess I would need to be able to store the videos in S3 on AWS, so I guess I would need the enterprise version? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

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    Re: Taking Video With Mobile App

    Originally posted by swest View Post
    I want to build a mobile app that allows you to take a video with an iPhone or Android device and have that video upload automatically to a user profile for retrieval. How would I go about doing this? Also, I am still on version 11, what version do I need to upgrade to? I guess I would need to be able to store the videos in S3 on AWS, so I guess I would need the enterprise version? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.
    Hello Steven,

    We have been working on adding audio and video capture to Alpha Anywhere. These features are currently available as part of the mobile optimized forms features currently in beta development. If you want to try out these features, you can join the beta program. You must, however, be a current user of Alpha Anywhere, so accessing these features will require upgrading to Alpha Anywhere. I would suggest contacting the sales department for more information on the specific deployment package you need.

    Visit http://www.alphasoftware.com/tablet/beta/ for more information about the mobile optimized forms beta.
    Sarah Mitchell
    Documentation | Alpha Software Corporation
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      Re: Taking Video With Mobile App

      Thanks for replying, when do you think this will be out of beta and ready for production?

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        Re: Taking Video With Mobile App

        I've been using the integrated video capture for phonegap in the beta for a few months now and I would say it is working great. Also, with the current live version, in direct mobile web (no phonegap), the regular file upload action javascript gives the user the option to take a video for upload. I do not know if that option appears and works inside phonegap. I suspect not as phonegap restricts file and device (camera) access. I'm using the Beta video capture. Since you mentioned S3, I do believe there is a small bug and you may have to republish the storage connection string in the publishing profile not just in project properties. This may have been fixed.

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          Re: Taking Video With Mobile App

          Thanks Eric, which version of Alpha Anywhere are you using, it seems that you need enterprise version if you store with S3?

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            Re: Taking Video With Mobile App

            I am using the version just before the last update. I believe this is the last one before they switched to different levels of license.

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              Re: Taking Video With Mobile App

              How are you storing your videos? Just in the file system on local servers? Was thinking about storing the videos in S3 since my app in running on AWS.

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                Re: Taking Video With Mobile App

                Using S3, which is awesome. Once I figured out the slight bug of needing to republish storage string in publishing profile, it was very easy.

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                  Re: Taking Video With Mobile App

                  Where is the video tutorial on how to do video capture using a mobile camera?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Taking Video With Mobile App

                    Have to agree, since video was introduced, using the most recent pre-release - you can do all the things in your original thread.
                    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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                      Re: Taking Video With Mobile App

                      So you don't know where the video tutorial is that describes how to do video capture?

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                        Re: Taking Video With Mobile App

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5xTOrpQWBA

                        I found this, hope it helps.
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                          Re: Taking Video With Mobile App

                          Originally posted by swest View Post
                          Where is the video tutorial on how to do video capture using a mobile camera?
                          Hello Steven,

                          You may also be interested in this article: Video Recording in Mobile Applications
                          Sarah Mitchell
                          Documentation | Alpha Software Corporation
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