Gotya has always been able to be used as a spy or hidden camera (“spycam”) as explained in this initial post on the subject. With the latest release of Gotya for Android and Windows Phone, we’ve taken Gotya’s spycam capabilities to the next level by adding two new features:
1) Support for front facing (FF) camera
You can now select either the rear facing or front facing camera from the camera main menu as shown below.
2) Fake or black/blank screen savers with optional lock code
You can select either black/blank (black/dark screen that makes the device appear to be turned off) or fake (fake home screen), both of which hide the fact that the Gotya motion detection camera app is running. You can use the optional lock code to protect the device if someone should tap on the screen.
Once you’ve selected which camera and screen saver you want, position the camera where you want it, start the camera locally and then tap “Dim” to activate the screen saver.
Or, you can position the camera and then start the camera with the Gotya remote controller – the camera will automatically launch the screen saver when you do it this way.
This is what the fake screen saver looks like on an Android device (Nexus 7 in this case)
This is what it looks like (see below) in the wild, with the fake screen saver above running on the Nexus 7 – no one is going to know that a motion detection camera is watching and taking pictures of them.
The picture below shows a similar setup to the one above, but this time with a Lumia 920 Windows Phone with the blank screen saver selected. It too is detecting motion and taking pictures and nobody is going to know. Which is exactly what a spycam is for.
Note: spycam feature image courtesy of http://www.intelspy.com/