I’m not sure if it’s on the road map yet, but if not I think think PiP would be very useful in the IOS app. This would allow for the app to be ran in the background and video in a smaller box, similar to Netflix IOS PiP feature.
MODERATOR NOTE: This also applies to the Android App.
It would be exceedingly useful, esp. given the extra real estate. iPad owners could get other work done on their devices while at the same time monitoring the baby crib, etc. PiP has been brought up previously here in the forum(s), but not as a separate Roadmap request.
Since android Oreo (2017), android has supported PiP on phones and tablets. This would be a great addition for the Wyze App on android. I use this ability in various apps (Netflix, YouTube, Google Maps, video calls, etc.) so that I can use another app while still keeping an eye on the video feed.
This would be very useful. I’ve had another camera app that would still do sound when the app was in the background or when the device (phone/tablet) running the device was in lock mode. Both times the app still monitored sound.
I use these cameras not only to monitor my property, but as a baby monitor when my daughter is in her bed. I would love to be able to keep the camera open and streaming on my phone while on other apps. Like how Netflix & Youtube minuses down to the lower corner, like picture-in-picture. The fact that I have to have the app open to watch her and cannot use my phone for anything else while she is asleep is the only downfall for me.
Is there anyone who WOULDN’T want the ability to view any screen on their device while at the same time view their camera on a “floating” thumbnail ( real sized thumbnail) ?
Productivity would double as you would be viewing 2 applications at the same time.
Is this or anything similar on any roadmap?
When I want to do that, (Android) I swipe up from the bottom of the screen, drag the Wyze app to the top until it “sticks” to the top half of the screen, then tap the app that I want to see on the bottom of the screen.
Swiping from the bottom does not move the camera viewing window for me on the Galaxy s10+ ( nothing happens with swipe up)
Are you stating that you are able to view a camera - while at the same time read and write emails etc?
HINT: Android allows only 1 PiP window. However in tinyCam you can use floating windows feature and have 4 PiPs at the same time. In tinyCam app go to Settings - Developer Settings and change ‘Floating windws & PiP’ to ‘Floating windows’. You should allow tinyCam app drawing on top of other apps then.
You can do that via Tasker (Android app for home automation). tinyCam has Tasker plugin and allows opening floating windows there as well. You can create a task which opens 4 cameras as floating windows at the same time.